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Email security crisis... What email security crisis?

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My point is that a user such as Maintenace Care<random-user@hotmail.com> (other MS domains are availabe) can send a message with a title such as YOUR HOTMAIL WILL EXPIRE SOME DAYS TIME to a Hotmail (other MS domains are available) user and it's not picked up by their spam filters ...

In many cases, I suspect, this sort of thing is "genuine" email from a compromised account, and by definition it can only be identified as bulk after some number have been sent; you were probably (unfortunately) just near the top of the list...

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