Incorrect Email Address

  NSBT 15:32 21 Oct 2007


I have sent numerous documents to my hotmail email address, I have just noticed it's the incorrect address.

I sent to, instead of

The documents contain personal information,is there anyway I can get them back, or will they fall into the "Wrong hands"

  johnnyrocker 15:41 21 Oct 2007

they should if you are really unlucky turn up as far as i know in a .com hotmail addy with the same name. check the correct mail and see if it has made its way there. otherwise i doubt there is much you can do unless you are using windows live mail where it keeps a copy of sent mails.


  NSBT 15:44 21 Oct 2007

Hi Jonny

Thanks, I have checked under my addy,and they have not arrived.

I have them within my "sent emails" problem is, the ones I sent to .com by mistake contained my home address, bank account details etc, etc.

  johnnyrocker 15:50 21 Oct 2007

well you could try writing to the a/c you wrongly sent themasking for return, or as a last resort try and ask microsoft for help. ( in the absence of a failed sent nitice one must assume they have been delivered )


  NSBT 16:21 21 Oct 2007

OK, thanks johnny

  lotvic 17:07 21 Oct 2007

why don't you try registering for that address for yourself? It may not be taken yet by anyone else

  NSBT 17:18 21 Oct 2007

Hi Lotvic

I just tried your advice, but it's only comming up, the .com site is not showing

  NSBT 17:23 21 Oct 2007

I need to try and sign up under the site, however, on the sign up page it just keeps showing the addy, I cannot change it

  johnnyrocker 17:25 21 Oct 2007

. com is now old and all new mails automatically go



  NSBT 17:27 21 Oct 2007


This is all confusing to me, so I'm sorry for any frustration I may be causing.

I have not had a rejection from "Postmaster General" for those mails I sent to .com.

Therefore, someone must have recieved them, under the .com addy, am I right?

  lotvic 17:38 21 Oct 2007

.com is not 'old' I have 2 hotmail addresses with the same name but one is .com and one is and they work independently

I will have a look about how to register with .com and will post back with info

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