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12 February 2005 @ 12:52 am
hotmail problems  
does anyone else here use hotmail through microsoft outlook?
and if you do, are you having problems sending emails and having to "verify" your account every time you want to write to someone?

...cos i certainly am and i am about to tear out my hair.

Dear jade__ {moon flower}

To help protect our users from automatically generated junk e-mail (or spam), MSN Hotmail periodically asks for identity verification.

Please go to http://www.hotmail.msn.com and follow the instructions. It takes only a few minutes and you can then return to using your Hotmail account.

Thank you for helping us to help reduce your junk e-mail.
MSN Hotmail Staff

Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is an unmonitored alias.

that's what all the messages in my inbox are replaced with. it's been happening for nearly a week now and i am seriously getting pissed off. does anyone know whats up with that, or having the same problems? or logging on via a web browser and having to "verify" your account every time {please enter the characters you see blahblahblah}? grrr, it's making me so mad.

fucking hotmail. all i wanted to do was get in touch with some friends. now i'm just pissed off at my computer for other reasons as well, and i just give up, really. i need a reality check away from this stupid thing.

Aubreystormvibrations on February 11th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
I've heard of another person having this issue too; my solution is to not use hotmail ;). Gmail's much better!
Aubreystormvibrations on February 11th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
Actually, here is what's going on, from Hotmail's help section:

To protect our users from the increasing amount of unsolicited junk e-mail or spam sent from MSN HotmailSympatico Mail accounts through Outlook and Outlook Express, we have reluctantly had to restrict the new use of Outlook and Outlook Express to subscribers.

By making this feature part of a subscription, (which requires a user to provide billing information), we can more effectively manage and put a stop to abuse of this functionality, and help protect you and others from unsolicited mail.

If you purchase a subscription service such as MSN Hotmail Plus or MSN Premium, you get access to your account from Outlook or Outlook Express, along with many other added features. To see other benefits of upgrading your MSN HotmailSympatico Mail or MSNSympatico/MSN accounts or to create a new subscription account please visit our subscription information page.

Which means, basically, you can't access Hotmail through Outlook anymore unless you upgrade your account to a paid subscription. Again, looks like it's a move to gmail for you!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 12th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
wow... that sucks :(
thanks for the info honey
too bad i can't stand gmail either lol

sigh, i'll think of something. thanks again for the info <3