Congestion on Hotmail

  PERN 22:14 03 Apr 2010
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Have just received e/mail from live hotmail team stating quote- CONGESTION HAS BEEN CAUSED THROUGH HOTMAIL REGISTRATION AND THAT THEY ARE CLOSING CERTAIN a/cs. PLEASE GIVE YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SO YOU CAN REOPEN YOUR a/c.-----
Is this a genuine message????????

  rdave13 22:20 03 Apr 2010

Definitely not genuine.

  PERN 22:23 03 Apr 2010

Many thanks rdave13,you confirmed my thoughts.

  northumbria61 23:02 03 Apr 2010

ANYTHING that asks you to give Account Details is NOT genuine.

  PERN 16:57 04 Apr 2010

Great point many thanks.

  VCR97 18:40 04 Apr 2010

If you right-click on the item in the message list you will get a drop-down menu. Click on "View message source" and you will see the originator.

  PERN 22:43 04 Apr 2010

Hi VCR97
Have found source, http etc-----, but am unable to contact "windows live hotmail team", to forward to, mail coming back, unable to deliver.

  rdave13 22:56 04 Apr 2010

Run your security programs first. Then get a new password. Make it as long as you can and change characters and upper and lower case.
Log off and log on again.
click here

  lotvic 23:01 04 Apr 2010

Alert about E-mail scams “from Windows Live”

click here
""3/16/2009 2:29:36 PM
We have been getting frequent comments lately from readers of this blog who’ve received a suspicious e-mail message asking for their password and other personal information and claiming to be from the Hotmail or Windows Live team. It says that their account will be closed unless they reply with this information within 24 hours, 2 weeks, or something similar.

If it looks anything like the e-mail below, then yes, it is a scam! Please don’t reply or click any of the links. Your account will not be closed.""

<<there follows the text from the email, which sounds like the one you got>>

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