Not only do you prompt me for passwords at idiotic and random intervals, only to let me bypass them by clicking on a different box, but now you decide that my password is no good, and further, that you don’t even know where my Mother was born! Of course, the only other option is to have you send a password to my HOTMAIL inbox!!! As if I could get in there!!! :mad: I have been looking for any excuse to ditch your sorry ass, and now it looks like you have given me no choice. So, screw you up the ass with Satan’s dick.
And so this is how it ends, Hotmail, after 20,000 messages or so, at last we part, and good riddance to your slow, buggy ass.
So, dopers, should I try gmail? Or something else?
Well, it sucks, because I have had this account forever and this is how people know me, and it also contains all my e-mail contacts, so it is really screwing me up. Why on earth would it suddenly forget my password and the answer to my test question? Just ridiculous.
Not only should you move, but, if my password suddenly didn’t work, and my password question didn’t work, I’d be concerned I got hacked.
You really do need to get back into that account, though. AT the very least, you need your address book so you can tell everyone who knows your old address about your new one. If you’re lucky, you can send a mass email to those you talk to regularly, and have an automated response for everyone else who tries. (Oh, and find out any mailing lists you’ve signed up for and want to keep, and switch them. Oh, and user accounts.)
I pulled it off with my yahoo account when I started getting spam in my main mailbox everyday, and got tired of having to use YM to catch incoming mail as it happened, especially once I got a version that would hang up my computer at 99% CPU rather than work.
The rest of my family, who do not check their email as often as I, find Yahoo to be fine, even if they still use the classic interface.
Finally, Gmail has it’s quirks. Folders aren’t really folders, but tags. Tweaking contacts requires going to a separate screen. But you get a lot of fun toys.
That was a concern of mine as well. But I have resolved the problem. I tried an older password, and got back in. I don’t know if Microsoft had a farkle, or if I reverted to that password when I was drunk, or what. All is well. Thanks for the gmail suggestions, I have an account already that I set up do direct junk to, maybe I will look into it. Hotmail is pretty slow and annoying, but I have not yet found enough reason to change, and go through the bother of updating all my contacts with the new address.
Spend $10/yr on a domain and then use email forwarding (included with domain purchase) to forward some address to your isp email account (or whatever). That way you’ve a respectable looking email address that’s also mobile.
I have a gmail account, somewhere. Actually, I think I have two. But I mainly use my isp account, with a secondary college email and a throwaway yahoo account (that I’ve had for about 15 years now) for doing business with any and all companies and for people I don’t know personally.