I have a Hotmail email account that I have had for a number of years. Every day up until a couple of weeks ago I generally had about 20-30 emails a day exhorting me to enlarge my penis/breasts, clear all my debts without any hassle, earn a fortune without any hassle etc etc. BUT in the last two weeks all this cr*p has stopped. Has MS/Hotmail introduced some new filters?
My first experience of hotmail was last Monday when my daughter came to visit and used my machine to access her account. I was amazed by how much pornospam was there and she said it was quite normal. Why does anybody use hotmail when there are so many other alternatives.
Understood from something I read some months ago that even Microsoft were getting perturbed and planned to do something to restore Hotmail's reputation.
Goldcroft: Hotmail is great for 1) Hotmail is useful for giving out as an email address for forums etc etc. Just re-directing potential spam. This site does not seem to pass on details and is an added reason for coming here. 2) Hotmail is also good in so much as you can access it from anywhere, I only ever access mine via a browser so that I can delete the 99.9% that need deleting. 3) Sorry I forgot bout the porn.
I found the answer. There is a seting within your Hotmail account which will bounce all emails where the senders email address is not in your Hotmail address book. I'm now happily getting even more spam than ever. Hehehehe!
Lycos is great, I don't know why people overlook it! I have 2 lycos mail accounts, I can access them through Lycos or through outlook express, and I have never had a single piece of spam mail to either account.
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