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[HWC] Windows Live Hotmail Experiences Widespread Glitch Causing Empty Inboxes

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It appears that the webmail service Hotmail, owned and offered by Microsoft through its Windows Live services, experienced a massive glitch a few days before New Years that has resulted in an astonishing number of people having their entire hotmail accounts wiped cleaned of all folders and stored emails.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/...empty-inboxes/




I was one of the ones affected by this. Really sucks I had stored all of my invoices for warranty support and purchases there as well.

Fortunately I had most of my real important emails through gmail, but hadn't switched completely over for certain accounts - ARG
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Wish this happened to me, I don't use my Hotmail and it's got so many spam messages
    
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post #3 of 20
Hmm, interesting... I might wanna back up my e-mails...
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Didn't happen to me but if Microsoft can't provide the affected people their data back, this is a pretty big screw-up.
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Woah. If my account gets wiped, I hope it doesn't cascade through to the desktop Windows Live Mail application.
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post #6 of 20
Glitch, right before the end of the year? red flag.
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post #7 of 20
Ouch. It didn't happen to me, but I think I could care less if it happened.
Granted, there are some invoices in there that might be important, but at least it would save me the trouble of cleaning my mailbox sometime. I think I still have ~90% of all emails I've ever received since I made my current account somewhere in 2004
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post #8 of 20
GOOD....... well at least for me, I have abandoned my hotmail account because I have 6000+ in my inbox and they make it so difficult to mark them all as read :s
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I'm so glad I imported all my important stuff to Gmail! But I didn't run into this problem.
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post #10 of 20
This is the many reasons why I do not want anything to do with cloud.
Luckily I wasn't affected, I have everything on there. Though it is also on thunderbird, guess I need to backup just in case it happens to me.
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