I apologise for the confusion, I was using Windows Live Messenger to see when new emails arrived.
I am not familiar with Incredimail, does it have a telephone contact number should this problem arise where my account is hacked and blocked?
Am I less likely to get hacked with Incredimail than with Hotmail?
Was I just unlucky getting hacked after over 10 years with hotmail?
If so I could open another Hotmail account.
The gmail account I created yesterday is just until I find out which one is least likely to get hacked and has telephone customer support should it happen.
I have used Gmail for many years although I have a Hotmail address also, but I have never liked the customer support associated with Microsoft companies,call them what you will. I had my Xbox live account hacked and as it uses hotmail address I had to change passwords ETC but what has happened is I have not got access to a game because it is tied to another account the one that was hacked. Customer support were not remotely interested and advised I buy another copy of the game.Yeah right.
You can use Gmail notifier which will pop up and tell you if an email has arrived.
Also Gmail will allow you pull mail from 5 other addresses, use your mobile number as a means of security, go into settings and have a look.
I think, by the way, that it's a little unreasonable to expect telephone support - any kind of support, in fact - for a free product/service... It's hard enough to get support for something you've paid for.