| DeeYai wrote:|
I can't understand why you guys continue with Hotmail. All I ever see are complaints. I havn't used my hotmail account for 3
years now. Now I use gMail and never have any problems. Like Hotmail et al it is
Stop banging your heads against a brick wall.
I very rarely have had ANY problems with Hotmail in over 14 years
and only set up a second one when I started blogging a few years back (have now stopped).
Hopefully in another 11 years your gmail will have worked as well as my Hotmail. Up to this KKF issue I have only had issues/down time totalling under 4 days total with Hotmail
I loved using Outlook Express (now replaced by Windows Live Mail Desktop which is also great) as I do not like accessing Hotmail on the web, nor storing my private emails on the web for more than day or so
The MAIN reason I do wish/cannot switch form Hotmail is after a 11 year period with ONE Hotmail email address ONLY (and it being easily the main one for the last 3 years address) how could I possibly know/remember ALL those I would wish/need to advise that it was being replaced by me.
If I use the Hotmail forwarding system then I could very gradually replace it over many years because over the years I have given many important UK private and Govt etc. contacts and online software retailers/sites general retailers Thai Imm, Banks friends and acquaintances etc. my Hotmail
I did once
consider changing (when Hotmail down 2 days) but realized to switch was highly risky if I did not wish to lose many email contacts from those I forgot to advise (or who had forgotten to advise they had changed theirs and would therefore not receive a "change" email (far too many to remember over 14 years of use and dangerous if I forgot an important one (OR they erroneously updated my new address)
ALL UNKNOWN RISKS
Whilst you say gmail is wonderful I would like to tell you a true situation I had about a year+ ago when I tried set up a 2nd
Gmail account (after the time when Google needed us to use @googlemail,com (and not @gmail.com).
They kept rejecting my application citing security reasons (I believe as application was from Thailand).
I asked my brother in UK to apply on my behalf with ALL my SAME details but from his PC in UK.
That time the email application was accepted FIRST TIME. I changed password after he succeeded of course.
I therefore respectfully suggest that Google mail are not perfect either, but
admittedly are very good and reliable (but then so has my Hotmail been).
This NEW issue MAY be a justifiable block for all I know
, as I do not know what aspect Microsoft and Abe's email provider
are suspicious of.