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    Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    I've actually been thinking of getting a new email account anyway. This is good incentive. Any suggestions for a new service?
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    Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by crjackson View Post
    Can you actually CREATE/REPLY/SEND email? I can read and do everything EXCEPT type in the text fields of the email.
    That is exactly what's going on.
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    Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy1kenobi View Post
    I've actually been thinking of getting a new email account anyway. This is good incentive. Any suggestions for a new service?
    Go sign up for Gmail...

    You won't believe how much better it really is than Hotmail until you try it yourself.
    Besides, with a Google account, you'll have access to Reader, Google Docs and a bunch of other great stuff.

    I've used it since since it first went public and I love it.
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    Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    Nice avatar randy. That is actually the one I was considering though I think Google is getting a bit too nosy these days.
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    Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    "We recommend that you upgrade your web browser so you can get the most out of Windows Live Hotmail. Upgrading should only take a few minutes. To get started, choose one of the browsers below:

    * Microsoft Internet Explorer
    * Mozilla Firefox
    * Apple Safari

    If you don't want to upgrade right now you can still continue to Windows Live Hotmail, but some parts of it may not work and it may not be displayed properly.
    Got a mobile device? Check your e-mail by going to http://mobile.live.com/hm."


    Just another reason I'm happy to be Google-based...

    Seems odd that they recommend Firefox even though it isn't compatible... any clue if Firefox on Windows renders it okay?
    Last edited by dustigroove; November 7th, 2008 at 05:07 AM.

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    Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy1kenobi View Post
    Nice avatar randy. That is actually the one I was considering though I think Google is getting a bit too nosy these days.
    Thanx Dizzy, I got it from http://www.gnome-look.org

    Google is a champion of supporting open-source software and ideas, and while their policy concerning data-retention could use a slight overhaul, I find them the most trustworthy of all web based email providers.

    I hope you'll read their privacy policy and then give them a test drive... I think you'll be pleasantly surprised
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    Lightbulb Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    Fix is located here (with thanks to CB):
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...2&postcount=14

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    Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    The best solution is simply to migrate to Linux-friendly GMail

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    Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    Ya, as what everyone else has said-- gmail. It is really fast. Tried Yahoo, sometimes loading the mailbox takes forever.

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    Re: hotmail won't work on purpose?

    Not only that, but the way that Yahoo handles a password reset is very insecure... at least GMail will send you a confirmation email to the secondary address that you provided when you signed up, to make sure that it's really you who's requesting a password reset... If you end up remembering your password and logging in, it will disregard the password reset link sent.

    Not enough people use the "Write my own security question" option, and then half of those that do end up making the question something glaringly obvious to an attacker who has done some background work on the target.

    Security isn't something you can download or install... it's a constant state of awareness, preparedness and action.
    Last edited by randy78; November 7th, 2008 at 07:33 AM. Reason: Corrections
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