Hotmail policy drives users to tears

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<a href="http://www.msnbc.com/news/785760.asp"; target="_blank">http://www.msnbc.com/news/785760.asp</a>;



Apples webmail is looking better and better.



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  • Reply 1 of 27
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,402member
    My hotmail account has really started to suck. I don't complain though because I have a fundamental problem with complaining over free services.
  • Reply 2 of 27
    seansean Posts: 3member
    I?m liking Hotmail less and less these days; I?m going to go with webmail as my hotmail accounts are starting to attract spam anyway. \t\t

    Real shame what happened to that girl in the article, but in fairness she should have had someone back home saving her e-mail for her. I wouldn?t trust any document I valued to sit on a hotmail server for very long. \t
  • Reply 3 of 27
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Link doesn't work for me, what's the story?
  • Reply 4 of 27
    rokrok Posts: 3,519member
    don't have the link, but you can read the synopsis and get the link from macminute (my favorite mac news site these days)
  • Reply 5 of 27
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Yea hotmale.. ea, hotmail ... sucks :eek:



    i quitted using it in 97 when some twats had logged into two of my accounts there. from university... actually i discovered the way to crack in accidentally.



    one more thing to hate it is the SPAM. i had an account i checked every 59 days... and found always those "how to make your penis larger" (ahaha.. i'm a female..) .. then those nigeria spams..



    so at one point i used it for some registrations of the sites.



    basically it has only ONE feature i think is ok: 2 clicks to block senders.



    more $it features: it gives me ugly messages when i try to use it with Opera or Mozilla (ok mozilla sucks as well .. but i want to see how some things are seen differently with different browsers..)



    o think hotmale. .. eahm, hotmail is ok only for registrating your site in the engines (beacuse then u get all the spam..)





    Oh, one friend put once "Go and get your free msn hotmale at .." as signature on his (yahoo) mail.

    One of his friends was reading the mail in the library and accidentally clicked on the hotmale.. oh yea.. one of those 100 000 pop-up sites.. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 6 of 27
    sizzle chestsizzle chest Posts: 1,133member
    What happens when a female signs up for one of those "make your penis larger" deals, anyway? No effect, catastrophe, or something wonderful?
  • Reply 7 of 27
    brianmacosbrianmacos Posts: 548member
    I only log in to my hotmail account to empty my junk mail folder!
  • Reply 8 of 27
    ebbyebby Posts: 3,110member
    Me too! Once a month I log in and clear 700+ spam e-mails. All while searching for the 1 or 2 that I actually need.



    Spam... I HATE SPAM!!!

    Someone has to invent a way to kill spam AT-THE-SOURCE, don't just block it. If I find anyone who is spamming me, and I hope I do, I will record their MAC address, erase their hard drive and zero all data. NO, better yet, I will take his computer hostage and sell it back to him/her after doing teh above. :cool:
  • Reply 9 of 27
    I cut the ties on my hotmail account just a few months ago. I use neomail through my domain account and it works great. Since its my primary email account anyways I dont need pop access. I spent about 6 weeks telling everyone I was switching all my mail over to one account.



    I still keep an email with my local dsl provider for signing up for crap on the 'net but I dont check it unless I need a password for some stupid site.



    hotmail is now reduced to a useless service. MS made sure of that by opening the spam gates. Unless you pay 30$ you get nothing... pay the 30$ and get more room for your spam.



  • Reply 10 of 27
    stimulistimuli Posts: 564member
    [quote]Someone has to invent a way to kill spam AT-THE-SOURCE<hr></blockquote>



    check it out, yo:

    <a href="http://razor.sourceforge.net/"; target="_blank">http://razor.sourceforge.net/</a>;



    Don't you love how OSX is unix?
  • Reply 11 of 27
    trevormtrevorm Posts: 841member
    I havent read all your posts so forgive me if this has been said....



    Anyhow back at school one day a teacher informed me that Hotmail states somewhere that they have the right to do what they want with your emails and that includes using the information in your messages for their own gain...



    I dont think I ever have or will use Hotmail for anyhting serious! <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 12 of 27
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I opened a Hotmail account two days ago for kicks. I haven't distributed that address to anybody.



    I have 8 messages in my inbox: 1 welcome message, 7 spam messages.



    My quota is TWO fricking Megabytes.



    Hotmail deletes you mailbox after 30 days of inactivity.



    And now they delete your sent mail if you get tight on space?



    Gosh.
  • Reply 13 of 27
    wrong robotwrong robot Posts: 3,907member
    I'm not to fond of hotmail anymore...I've been with them pre-microsoft(though my acocunt got deleted)

    I used to think it was the greatest thing since sliced cheese(far greater an achievement than sliced bread if you ask me)

    I've been meaning to switch to Yahoo...for quite some time...but three things hold me back

    1) it seems to be alot slower(and thats saying something...its hard to get much slower on the shite connection I have)

    2) I'm very accustommed to hotmail

    3) I set up a yahoo account....but didn't use it for a few months...and either I forgot hte password...or it was deleted and somone took the name of it shortly afterword

    at anyrate...its not good news cause I gave a friend my to-be yahoo.com email([email protected])

    but then when I went to access it...it said incorrect password...I tried everyone of my commonplace passwords...and the password retrival system is funky. oh well....if I never hear from her again...then its my bad
  • Reply 14 of 27
    vikingviking Posts: 127member
    I've been using hotmail for two years now and I can't believe how crappy its become. I get over 20 spam emails a day with the junk filter on high and a zillion blocked email addresses. I'm also not getting messages that people have sent me which has never happened before. I've now changes to .mac. I'm not happy about the $100 per year but what other choice do I have. It's also impossible to get a decent email address now on Yahoo or Hotmail.
  • Reply 15 of 27
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Well i'm basicly trapped in yahoo...



    i have one account that i can't check elsewhere cos i have forgotten my password ... and have some ten accounts being forwarded there.



    i don't know if it's slower.. the thing i'd want there is the block sender with ONE click.

    i hate to do more than ONE click to block spams...



    the filters work a lot better ... so the only spams i get are due to my iol account and uol.com.ar &gt;



    the others that i can check online i can't check them anywhere... so yahoo is the one that works anywhere - except at theathrow airport where ONLY hotmail works (you sign up for spam and can empty youre spams in hotmail for 7 minutes..)
  • Reply 16 of 27
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    I dunno what people expect froma free mail account??? Besides the chick complaining about the lost messages is incorrect about the lack of warning, the M$ rep in the c|net stort says that M$ did indeed send out a warning 30 days before. Most people probably just deleted it as spam. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />



    I think Yahoo is much better, but I wouldn't pay for it. If it ever comes down to not being able to get reliable free e-mail then I'll just start using the mail accounts that come with my ISP.



    However, I may soon convince my university that all alumni should be able to keep their [email protected] eMail accounts. That'd be perfect, free and internet based.
  • Reply 17 of 27
    cyko95cyko95 Posts: 391member
    Does anyone else remember when hotmail wasn't owned by M$? Those were the days. No I check my hotmail account every 5 days or so, but it's spam 99% of the time. Unfortunately, since that is the email address on my resume', I have to keep the account opened. =( I have a yahoo.com account for kicks and I bet I check that one about every month or 2, with NO SPAM waiting for me. I bet i've had 2 spam mails in over a year from having that account open. Strange.
  • Reply 18 of 27
    anamacanamac Posts: 80member
    Why would anyone choose Hotmail over the alternatives? Unless you enjoy spam, tiny storage and intrusions by the 'editors' to delete your mail.



    Any cruise on Tucows, C|net or your download site of choice will give you dozens of possibilities. Also, you can get free e-mail from so many websites, and obscure places that don't attract the kind of unwanted attention that Hotmail does. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 19 of 27
    macguymacguy Posts: 22member
    I used to use <a href="http://www.apexmail.com"; target="_blank">apexmail</a> a lot, a few years ago.



    All web-based and free, haven't been by in a while though.
  • Reply 20 of 27
    macguymacguy Posts: 22member
    Nevermind, looks like they aren't free anymore.



    Has the whole internet gone nutty?
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