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Old 05-30-2002, 06:59 PM   #1
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Hotmail user's: M$ are giving out your e-mail address


I just thought I should share this with anyone that has a hotmail account, if youve noticed more spam than usual in your hotmail account click on 'options' once youve logged into it & then go to 'personal profile' & down near the bottom you have an option that says share my e-mail address with bla bla bla, I definitely didnt specify to share my e-mail with anyone when I was signing up for a hotmail account but it was still enabled

By the way, I was only able to access my 'personal profile' in hotmal from internet explorer, When trying to access it from Galeon & Mozilla M$ kept telling me to upgrade internet explorer (In true M$ fashion)

Just thought I'd share that
 
Old 05-30-2002, 07:11 PM   #2
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omg your right..bastards..
my hotmail acc has become a registration account that I only use for signing up for things on the net..its like hundreds of spam per day..its crazy shit..but if ms is gonna be like that then its only fitting to use the account for collecting spam and nothing else..
 
Old 05-30-2002, 07:53 PM   #3
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I use it for exactly the same thing myself, registering for something when I have to....
 
Old 05-30-2002, 08:03 PM   #4
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--jeremy
 
Old 05-30-2002, 08:27 PM   #5
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I use my yahoo account for spam no. Those bastards discontinued free POP access so I'm gonna fill their server with junk mail
 
Old 05-30-2002, 11:14 PM   #6
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I only have one for msn messenger access. Besides that, I block everyone that isn't on my list and second, I signed up not giving my correct info.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 01:46 AM   #7
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Hotmail get 5-6 spam per day even if you turn on the filter to the highest level.

Yahoo mail is much better...,also it doesn't make you load slow MSN page like Hotmail does when you logout your mailbox.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 01:52 AM   #8
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Quote:
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I use my yahoo account for spam no. Those bastards discontinued free POP access so I'm gonna fill their server with junk mail
yahoo continue free pop access if you have signed up for it before april 24.

if you identify your browser as ie you can access hotmail.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 10:23 PM   #9
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Quote:
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yahoo continue free pop access if you have signed up for it before april 24.

if you identify your browser as ie you can access hotmail.
I signed up for Yahoo! years ago (around 1997)! They took away my POP3 access, bastards!
 
Old 06-01-2002, 05:22 AM   #10
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Yep, unless you PAY them, you lost your pop access. Jerks!!!

So I switched to eudoramail.com Not too shabby, yet. I am gonna start checking out what it takes for me to recieve mail and send mail without a freakin server (use my PC as a server ).
 
Old 06-01-2002, 05:35 PM   #11
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hey guys,
Yes Yahoo DID pull away their POP3 access. needless to say It got me mighty pissed.

Anyways, I recommend www.hotpop.com as an alternative. Its free, and you get a 10MB mailbox. Messages are limited to 500KB though
 
Old 06-06-2002, 09:12 AM   #12
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I just say zzn.com
You get "whatever@whatever.zzn.com" AND free pop3 acces
but if you have pop3 acces you will get one mail a week from a unknown company.

p.s
sorry but I took linux.zzn.com
 
Old 06-06-2002, 09:17 PM   #13
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I say www.myrealbox.com (they even support SMTP and SSL-secured SMTP/POP3 last time I checked).
 
Old 06-06-2002, 11:56 PM   #14
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hmmm they never changed my settings....anyways now i am pissed...they are taking away mah beloved pop access tooo
 
Old 06-07-2002, 12:07 AM   #15
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You definitely have to check this:



www.waronspam.com
 
  


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