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Hotmail yo - yo service

Here is another reason why hotmail users are having trouble with their emails

Before they sent this email, when you used outlook express, you got this letter from them.

Dear xxxxx xxxxxxx

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

Please go to and follow the instructions. It takes only a few minutes and you can then return to using your Hotmail account. The link when you clicked on it went to which is no where

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.

If you went to the website, signed in and you had to match the picture to get in. It would keep repeating this after you sent 2 emails using Outlook express.

Very Fustrating

Then got this email

Dear MSN Member,

Recently, Hotmail

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(NT) (NT) And your point is? ;-)
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How much is this service?

Many are getting a little touchy about a free email service. Have you heard the line about not looking at the gift horse in the mouth?


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Bob you asked

As a thank-you for your loyalty to MSN, we'd like to offer you a 25% discount off the regular price of a year's subscription to Outlook Live. Sign up by April 19, 2005, and you can enjoy all your first year's benefits for just $44.95 instead of $59.95*.

I just posted this because everyone that was having trouble using hotmail and outlook express might look here for a correction. I have dropped my hotmail service for a gmail account, but.... because gmail did have a policy that said that it was for private use. I do send out a monthly newsletter for a website and I only send it to the people on her mailing list (no one else).(Using the address)

Bob, since you know about gmail, do you think that they would object to a monthly newsletter sent from gmail or not ? I wouldn't want to go against their policies, since I'm very pleased with them. It is a small monthly newsletter telling them what the smell of the month is and the monthly specials(only to people on the mailing list(approx 70 people)) I do this as a favor for her and I do not earn any money for this.



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It's about spam.

Almost all the issues are related to reducing the ease that spammers were abusing the free service. My gmail account is a guarded secret and I report any abuse promptly. Abuse is unsolicited email.


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What if you forgot that you had subscribed to be on a mailing list... and then one day, say 4 weeks down the line, they send out a mailing that you had forgotten.

Do you report them? Happy

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Given the premise you noted.

They would get reported. Aren't memories a grand thing?


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I agree

I agree with you. I hate spam also. It seems like more and more things were getting through using the account. Even viruses were sent here. When you forwarded it to the abuse department(with full headers) they said that it was not sent there by the person listed and using I sent it to those and they said that it didn't come from there also. That is why I dropped it. I have an email account that I have all my junk mail sent to and it is even doing better with the spam. Then with the address it's spam free. Wow, that's great !

What they need in this modern world of the internet is a place where all spam can be sent and traced back to it's origin and then catch these people. In the modern world today, we can trace a phone call, but we cannot trace an email to help to knock out spam.

Thanks for your input and listening


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