Is hotmail safe?

  Bally 2k4 17:45 16 Jan 2004
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I ahve quite a few emails onthere with details of passwords and toher things, i was wandering is it safe or is Hotmail easily hacked by amatuers? And does mailwasher free veriosn work with hotmail or not?

What other free email set-ups are there exept for your own isp email adress?


Thanks Bally

  AubreyS 17:48 16 Jan 2004

The rule of thumb is, if you don't recognise the sender or you have any doubts about its origin, delete it!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:18 16 Jan 2004

click here has a good, free webmail. All you need to do is supply a FEW details and you are off. There is a limit to how much your mailbox will hold.


G

  Bally 2k4 19:33 16 Jan 2004

Ok thanks but is it safe to hold files with personnal details.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:42 16 Jan 2004

Nothing on the web is safe to hold files. Most people manage perfectly well with web based services and your chance of someone looking at your personal stuff is virtually nil.

G

  Bally 2k4 19:47 16 Jan 2004

Thanks Gandalf

  soy 20:02 16 Jan 2004

Try UK based web email provider: Postmaster click here

  zinnie 20:18 16 Jan 2004

hello Bally 2k4...everything that has gone before
is great but nobody answered your question.....
as a Hotmail user for 12 years I have no complaints and do not believe it's more risky than any other web based mail service.But as GANDALF says .there is a risk with everything on the web..so bear that in mind when posting information.

  Kitz E Kat 21:34 16 Jan 2004

This time i agree with Gandalf.... :-)

  Bally 2k4 10:40 17 Jan 2004

Thanks everyone- the stuff i have on hotmail is not that confedential so its ok.

unless you keep the paswords there so that you can access them from anywhere in the world ,why not store them locally where you can keep a closer eye on their security? (not that I believe there's a great deal to worry about)

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