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I've got a few hotmail addresses but I still use one as my main email address. And as I use the other ones for spam sites or random things I'd never link them!
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
Considering I only ever get spam on hotmail accounts (I wonder why, MS?) and Thunderbird takes less than 5 minutes to download, install and configure to do the same thing with a far superior service (Gmail + My ISPs email) and doesn't require me to open a browser, I'd prefer Thunderbird thanks.
Maybe because you don't put the spam in the spam folder maybe?
(Once I did this they completely vanished! YAY!)

My question is, what are their REAL MOTIVES eh?
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Ive been using hotmail as my main for like 8 years...
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Maybe because you don't put the spam in the spam folder maybe?
(Once I did this they completely vanished! YAY!)

My question is, what are their REAL MOTIVES eh?
Oh, I did...But the day I came back after a week on holidays and had over 1000 new emails, 3 of which were real, yet my gmail accounts were fine (And never gotten any spam) is the day I stopped using hotmail.
    
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I use ymail as my main (yahoo), gmail for signing up for forums that I know I will only visit once or twice, and hotmail as a "I know the second I click submit, I will be getting 500 spam a week" sort of thing.

Yahoo has always seemed to let the least amount of spam through, looks good, and has top news stories right there.
I don't like the looks of gmail too much and its spam filters seem to let a lot through.
I have never really given hotmail a chance but I never really liked it and only made it so I could make an xbox live account.
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I love hotmail.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Santana View Post
I use ymail as my main (yahoo), gmail for signing up for forums that I know I will only visit once or twice, and hotmail as a "I know the second I click submit, I will be getting 500 spam a week" sort of thing.

Yahoo has always seemed to let the least amount of spam through, looks good, and has top news stories right there.
I don't like the looks of gmail too much and its spam filters seem to let a lot through.
I have never really given hotmail a chance but I never really liked it and only made it so I could make an xbox live account.
I've always found yahoo let more through than gmail. Plus, to me, yahoo's 'news' is about as credible as the news magazines at grocery checkout lines .

With that said, I have plenty of yahoo accounts. I actually have one that's my secondary account that I use almost as much as my gmail account.
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I get like 4-5 spam a day, and they go to the junk inbox, so what are you guys signing up for to get 500 a week? Ive been using my main hotmail for 8 years, and like i said, 4-5 a day into the junk box... Hm?
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hopefully this works for windows live hotmail (freebie hotmail) aswell. could be useful when pr0nstarr69@hotmail.com applies for a job interview
    
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Google is making it impossible for some people to get new addresses by requiring a mobile telephone number to activate it.

This is good timing by Microsoft. Just last week I needed an address to sign up for a 2nd account of an MMO, and when Google refused to provide, Hotmail was more accommodating.
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