Remove SmartScreen technology from Hotmail & Windows Live Mail. sign now

We would like Microsoft to remove its SmartScreen spam filtering technology from its Hotmail/Windows Live Mail email services and implement a usable alternative.

SmartScreen clearly proves not be a viable technology to combat spam because:

1. SmartScreen aggressively filters out legitimate emails without sender's consent. Millions of personal and business emails silently disappears within Hotmail's server.

2. Email servers which has been configured to be fully compliant with all Sender guidelines as listed on Microsoft's website still fails to work.
http://postmaster.live.com/Guidelines.aspx

3. OpenSPF suggests that Microsoft's Sender ID specifications is broken and not compliant to common standards.
http://www.openspf.org/SPF_vs_Sender_ID

4. Sender Score Certificate is too expensive. Purchasing a certificate just to get their domains white-listed is not an option for webmasters, server administrators and organizations who can't afford them.

5. Some users report that their e-mails managed to send through when using Microsoft Outlook as their e-mail client. However, not everybody uses Microsoft Outlook.

Let us ask ourselves, what is the purpose of Hotmail's email service if hotmail users can't receive emails from external senders, even if these external senders complies to all guidelines as stated by Microsoft?

If Microsoft is trying to monopolize email services, they are clearly heading towards the wrong direction. They are in fact, cutting their own throat. Hotmail users are moving away to other email services, favourably its competitors, GMail and Yahoo! Mail.

We would like to advocate that SmartScreen technology should be removed and replaced with other usable spam filtering technologies.

Relevant articles:
http://www.iis-aid.com/articles/iis_aid_news/are_hotmail_cutting_their_own_throat
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/01/hotmail_friendly_fire/

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Latest Signatures

  • 04 January 2016400. Melissa Ingram
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015399. David Robinson
    not asked for, doesn't work right, not needed
  • 29 November 2015398. Will R
    cant receive my own email from work
  • 17 November 2015397. Mathew L
    SPF and Smart Screen dont solve the problem. Organization Ultraspeed Website www.ultraspeed.co.uk
  • 15 November 2015396. Safak Alvarado
    I support this petition
  • 07 November 2015395. Barry C
    do not want it thank you
  • 19 October 2015394. Tony Melendez
    this is daft, when my members sign up to my domain service they never receive their activation email (this i sthe hotmail members only) Organization singledaters.co.uk Website http://www.singledaters.co.uk
  • 19 October 2015393. Bill Mayo
    I support this petition
  • 05 October 2015392. Bill J
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  • 04 October 2015391. Ferdinand C
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  • 28 September 2015390. Jamie O
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  • 12 September 2015389. Marcio Jones
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  • 12 September 2015388. Pedro F
    I demand the right to decide whether a message is legitimate or not, thank you.
  • 01 September 2015387. Eduardo S
    Smart Screen Filter @ hotmail really suckz ! :( Address SJ, Costa Rica
  • 21 August 2015386. Lee B
    I support this petition
  • 19 August 2015385. Hulpia F
    Hotmail sux
  • 11 August 2015384. Francois B
    I support this petition
  • 25 July 2015383. Lisa Donovan
    Can't send mail to my friends at hotmail/msn anymore. :(
  • 23 July 2015382. Daniel J
    Smartscreen is gay
  • 18 July 2015381. Roberto G
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
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  • 26 June 2015376. Jopierre Bowen
    It's annoying!!
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