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Hotmail: Sharing Your Information (Spam?)  
User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Hello,

Hotmail recently (not sure exactly) added 2 boxes under people's personal profiles in the options section:

-- Share my e-mail address.
-- Share my first and last names.
-- Share my other registration information.

The first and the last were checked automatically without informing people.

Responsible for huge increase in Spam recently?

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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User currently offlineVictech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Possibly, but Hotmail was the only mail service that I opened an account on that already had spam in the Inbox (and I don't mean the standard welcome message).

User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 923 times:

I let my Hotmail account lapse. Spammers love Hotmail and I was offended by the content and quantity of what I was receiving. I've learned my lesson. I read every website's privacy policy and opt out of receiving messages from them. If they don't have an opt out option, I NEVER give them my email address or any other information....nor do I give them my business.

Microsoft sucks, by the way.


User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Honnestly, I am tired with Hotmail. My account was opened in 97 and I had an average of 50 (!) daily spam messages. I've opened a new account, and I have already a few spam messages coming in. Hotmail sucks.


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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 907 times:

What you can do, is blocking all the spam.

I had about 10-15 messages a day, and it is now reduced to about 4 a day.

And BTW, you can implement a filter, so the most messages don't come in your inbox.

Regards,
Frederic


User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 906 times:

I think all the filter does is filter out all the spam that doesn't come from hotmail. all the shit they send just "falls through the cracks" i guess.

User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 903 times:

The filter,as Mcringring says in other words,is crap.You can only block a certain number of accounts too which is annoying.Yahoo is better

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 896 times:

Frederic, you cannot keep up with the filter. You can put in only 150 addresses. At the rate at which I receive spam on Hotmail, about 200 a week (which btw is no greater than on my other accounts, sad but true) the filter is exhausted after about 5 days.
I keep the account open only as a means of providing a non-bouncing address to sites that want one where I don't want to send my true address to  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Hotmail also has an auto filter without having to add all the email adresses. Go to "Junk mail filter" in options. This won't help you much, however, since it is a POS.

User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 881 times:

200 junkmails a week, wow.

Well, what I mean with blocking some adresses: I bring my mails from my Junkmail to my Inbox. There you can block specific emailadresses, or all the adresses ending at ...@xxxxxx.

200 junkmails, I need about a month before I get that  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards,
Frederic


User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 866 times:

The bad thing about yahoo is that, they are demanding your credit card number! You have to be over 18 to open an account starting from now.  Sad And yes, hotmail is shit. SOmetimes they even deliver junk mail to your inbox!

User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 847 times:

OK, I get 40 junk mails daily. So that's about 300 a week!

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 837 times:
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You talking about spam check out AOL! I get spam from them just as I get from Hotmail! The only thing with Hotmail is I usually block the word after the @ symbol(such as @feeeporn.com or some other thing). What I did was that I used the filter and the other stuff and the spam went down! Only thing with AOL is that their own members are doing this to people sending them false stuff about their accounts are messed up and other junk mail. And I also get Instant messages from AIM and AOL users about porno. In conclusion Hotmail has stuff to diminish the spam and AOL doesn't.


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