Email  sent to get's put in Junk Email folder

Posted on 2007-08-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I have a server at a hosted site where I send emails to users who register on our website. Any replies get sent to a different server. This works but any emails that go to hotmail accounts get marked as junk.

Mail gets sent from (IP
I have my PTR set to resolve to
My SPF is set "v=spf1 a mx ip: ~all"
My MX is set for (IP

I can successfully sent and recive mail for the domain but Hotmail doesn't like it. I don't think it's an issue that my MX points to a different domian is it? Any ideas?

Here's a copy of the header that hotmail sent to Junk:
X-Message-Delivery: Vj0zLjQuMDt1cz0wO2k9MDtsPTA7YT0w
X-Message-Status: n:0
X-SID-PRA: User <>
X-Message-Info: 6sSXyD95QpU1XtC/Dk9nldzP9b2ZzWQOdaOEwDZMVzMQhf2HpmLhOzJ3RSC2WCUkolWmCff+lFs=
Received: from ([]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.2668);
         Fri, 10 Aug 2007 10:48:10 -0700
Received: from 89834-WEB2 ([internal IP]) by with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.1830);
         Fri, 10 Aug 2007 12:48:09 -0500
mime-version: 1.0
from: User <>
date: 10 Aug 2007 12:48:09 -0500
subject: This is a real email
content-type: text/html; charset=us-ascii
content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable
Message-ID: <>
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 10 Aug 2007 17:48:09.0861 (UTC) FILETIME=[9D837350:01C7DB76]
<p>Come on now, let me through.&nbsp; This is important.<br />=0D=0A<br=
Question by:sux2b

    Author Comment

    Wanted to add that does not receive email. (Port 25 is blocked on the firewall.) Going to try allowing incoming mail on and see if that makes a difference.

    Author Comment

    Port 25 open and it still goes to junk.
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    ip: is not valid in a spf record. It should be ip4:

    Have you checked the IP address of your sending server is not in any RBL?
    You can use the tool at

    Other than that there is little you can do. Hotmail have a propietry spam filter which is pront to false positives from some senders for no aparent reason. Hotmail wont tell you why it is classed as spam.
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