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Outlook.com trips over Google's spam blocking rules


Emails from users with Outlook.com country domains may not be reaching Gmail addresses but fear not - Microsoft has a workaround.

The problem, where users send email to a Gmail account and receive a terse response from Google that their message was blocked, has been acknowledged by Microsoft and a temporary solution issued:

"Add an Outlook.com alias to your account and send email to Gmail users using that alias."

It's a less-than-ideal workaround and could trip up other filters set up by the recipient. It should, however, deal with the particular issue that is causing Google's servers to spit out the response:

"Remote server returned message detected as spam -> 550 5.7.1 [[ IPAddress]] Gmail has detected that this message is likely suspicious due to the very low reputation of the sending domain. To best protect our users from spam, the message has been blocked."

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