Hotmail users wounded in spamming war

Ben Johnson has been sending e-mails for months from his Hotmail account, but he just discovered that some of them were diverted to the trash before arriving at their destination. Johnson, 24, an IT worker at a major Illinois hospital, is one of millions of Hotmail subscribers whose outgoing mail has been blocked for at least five months while users have been caught in the crossfire of a battle over spamming.

Ben Johnson has been sending e-mails for months from his Hotmail account, but he just discovered that some of them were diverted to the trash before arriving at their destination. Johnson, 24, an IT worker at a major Illinois hospital, is one of millions of Hotmail subscribers whose outgoing mail has been blocked for at least five months while users have been caught in the crossfire of a battle over spamming. Full story. -- Lisa M. Bowman, ZDNet News

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