New Outlook.com/Hotmail IP ranges

Microsoft's Terry Zink announced yesterday on the Mailop list that Microsoft is combining the infrastructure for Outlook.com (Hotmail) and Office 365. As part of this infrastructure update, Microsoft is letting the world know that soon, all outlook.com (hotmail.*, live.*, msn.*, etc.) consumer email traffic will originate from IP addresses in the 40.92.0.0/14 (40.92.0.0 - 40.95.255.255) network range. Folks running spam filters will want to update their systems accordingly.

AOL User Mike Pence

I usually try to avoid getting too political around these parts, but this one I just can't resist.


Turns out, then-Indiana governor Mike Pence was a big fan of using his personal AOL email account for state business.

That can't be right, can it? After all, that party sure made a big fuss about another party's presidential candidate using personal email for business purposes.

Indeed, the Indy Star and USA Today report that "Pence fiercely criticized Clinton throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, accusing her of trying to keep her emails out of public reach and exposing classified information to potential hackers."

Yet, "[While] Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's office released more than 30 pages from Pence's AOL account, ... [the office] declined to release an unspecified number of emails because the state considers them confidential and too sensitive to release to the public."

Strange how politicians attack rivals over things they themselves engage in, isn't it?

IBM Patents Out-of-Office Reply functionality

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,547,842 to IBM for an "Out-of-office electronic mail messaging system." What? I don't even.

Guest Post: A Guide to Microsoft SNDS

Deliverability Expert Chris Truitt was kind enough to reach out to me after he noticed my prior post lamenting the lack of guidance on what you should do with Microsoft SNDS data. Here are his suggestions for what you should be thinking about when looking at Microsoft SNDS data. Thanks, Chris! -- Al Iverson

Sean Spicer and WHOIS

ARS Technica reports on Trump minister of propaganda (I think that's his title) Sean Spicer and how he registered a handful of domains a few years ago with his still-current contact information, including his still-current phone number.