I can't send outmail, since yesterday. When I click the SEND button in hotmail, a yellow box appears under the SEND button saying "To stop spammers, we sometimes ask you to enter characters before sending your message". Is this a legitimate hotmail feature?
It directed me to another page (supposedly Windows Live Hotmail) that asked me to type in characters from a blurry picture, to verify I was a person. It also had something to do with a hotmail-live account ... but I don't think I have such an account, as I don't use Messenger or the other stuff on hotmail; I just do emails. I'm not aware of upgrading anything, unless it was done automatically by Hotmail. I haven't tried entering the characters yet, in case it was a virus or spam.
Can you help?