Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: my hotmail is in Russian

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Maine
    Beans
    1,125
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Question my hotmail is in Russian

    Hi tech asvy forum users!
    my hotmail got changed to russian somehow this afternoon and I have no idea how to change it back. Can someone help me?
    ~Conradin~

  2. #2
    beew is offline Iced Blended Vanilla Crème Ubuntu
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Beans
    2,785

    Re: my hotmail is in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by conradin View Post
    Hi tech asvy forum users!
    my hotmail got changed to russian somehow this afternoon and I have no idea how to change it back. Can someone help me?
    Ditch hotmail. My inbox got deleted for no reason and then another account was locked because they claimed someone was using it to send spam and they told me I had to provide my cell phone number to unlock it. Then I found out the same thing happened to a lot of my friends who had hotmail accounts and giving them the cell phone number does not unlock it.

    So I am done with it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pensacola, Fl
    Beans
    1,055
    Distro
    Xubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: my hotmail is in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by beew View Post
    Ditch hotmail. My inbox got deleted for no reason and then another account was locked because they claimed someone was using it to send spam and they told me I had to provide my cell phone number to unlock it. Then I found out the same thing happened to a lot of my friends who had hotmail accounts and giving them the cell phone number does not unlock it.

    So I am done with it.
    I mirror his sentiments, but if you choose to stay with Hotmail, I would definitely change my password immediately as soon as you get it back to English..
    Stop Trusted Computing! http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq.html
    Asus Rampage 2 Extreme/2.66GHz i7 Quad/6GB DDR3 1600MHz 8-8-8-24/2x Nvidia 9800GTX+
    2x150GB 10krpm HD/2x1TB 7200RPM HD/3ware RAID/
    Xubuntu 11.04/Arch Linux/Gentoo Linux/Fedora

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Beans
    5,991

    Re: my hotmail is in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by conradin View Post
    Hi tech asvy forum users!
    my hotmail got changed to russian somehow this afternoon and I have no idea how to change it back. Can someone help me?
    Setup a gmail account for yourself and set it up to collect your mail from the hotmail servers.

    After this every mail you reply to or send from gmail will have the return address/path as your gamil account. Send out a change of email address to all your contacts informing them of you new gmail address. Update all sites profiles where you have registered with your hotmail address to the new gmail address.

    After about 3 months or so you should not really be receiving any mail (unless it's spam) in the hotmail account and then you can bin it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Beans
    13,657
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: my hotmail is in Russian

    I did that when installing some sort of linux years ago.....

    set my language to uk (I thought United Kingdom)

    Turns out that's ukranian

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Scotland, or@ my GF in ny
    Beans
    38
    Distro
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Re: my hotmail is in Russian

    Hi Conradin

    I'm afraid you 'mail has been hacked, .. not just 'normal' hacked* but theyve been in and actually changed your settings. soo. I suggest:



    1. contact Microsoft and complain.
    2. get a more trusted Email provider. everyone has there favs (I like Yahoo because
    they are loyal and don't ditch me if i loose my 'net) but there's Gmail, AOL, or
    from your ISP.

    3. copy everything to the new email, via a mail client (thunderbird etc)

    hope that helped.. even a little.

    (man this is weird, ive been trying to write this and it keeps jumping around the post, and wont let me move things :S )

    Dava






    *they use your email as a proxy, and access your contacts list.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Maine
    Beans
    1,125
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: my hotmail is in Russian

    Youre all correct! Hotmail is my spam account, I figure holding spam is Mircosoft's job. My account may have been hacked, but i can still log in...
    ~Conradin~

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Beans
    34
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: my hotmail is in Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by conradin View Post
    Youre all correct! Hotmail is my spam account, I figure holding spam is Mircosoft's job. My account may have been hacked, but i can still log in...
    The hackers won't change your password in case you request a 'password change' and lock them out. In fact, I'm surprised they changed any settings, instead of just silently using your account without you realising.

    Out of interest, was your password weak? - I've been wondering if these hotmail/gmail/yahoo email hackers are using brute force or some other method?

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •