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Has my Hotmail account been hacked?

For the past couple of weeks, everytime I try and enter Hotmail, I get 'Microsoft account' and asks me to re-enter a password, aliases etc. etc. It's a pain and I can't seem to erase or delete it.

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RE: Has my Hotmail account been hacked?

Microsoft is migrating Hotmail accounts to Outlook, and users have experienced problems. Type your email id  @outlook.com instead of hotmail & see if it works.

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Cheers, BB. I'll give it a go now.

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Had to request another code number. It seems to work now but not sure, however, whether it's solved the irritant or not.

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:cheers:

Keep us posted.

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(cough) gmail

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John Duncan wrote:

(cough) gmail

:grin:

Outlook is a lot better than Microsoft's previous efforts, and its clean interface actually rivals gmail. I've got outlook, gmail & yahoo.......yahoo is the worst yet it's my primary account. Thinking of migrating to outlook as that's the 2nd best userid (without numbers) I've got after yahoo. Will wait a year first though, to see if outlook remains as good.

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John Duncan wrote:

(cough) gmail

+1

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I have been wanting to get rid of my yahoo account,if i was to get say gmail,could i have all the yahoo adressed mail sent to the new email account...is this possible?

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Another vote for Gmail

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GSB wrote:

I have been wanting to get rid of my yahoo account,if i was to get say gmail,could i have all the yahoo adressed mail sent to the new email account...is this possible?

Import email and contacts

Whether you're switching to Gmail from another email provider like Yahoo!, Hotmail, or AOL, or just transferring to a different Gmail account, you can import the emails and contacts from your old account into your new Gmail account.

Import mail

To transfer the messages in your old account to Gmail, you can use the Mail Fetcher feature. Mail Fetcher creates a connection between your two accounts so that existing messages are imported and new messages sent to your old account are delivered to Gmail.

Follow these steps to  import mail into Gmail.

Additional options: If you only want to import existing messages, you can disable Mail Fetcher after the initial import. If you only want to import new messages, you can use  auto-forwardinginstead of Mail Fetcher.Note: To use Mail Fetcher, your other email provider must support POP3 access and you will likely need to enable it in your account. The same is true for auto-forwarding. Gmail supports both POP3 and auto-forwarding. Import contacts

To transfer contacts to Gmail, you will first need to export your contacts from your old account and then import the contacts file into Gmail.

Step 1: Export contacts from your old account
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I think the main problem is yahoo mail doesn't support POP3.  Otherwise you could import directly into Outlook, as I do with both my Gmail and business e-mail (which is provided by godaddy).  There's a warning that pops (sorry) up in Outlook warning that yahoo mail won't import.  It's something to do with yahoo using servers of opportunity rather than their own dedicated server net.

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Hi

Yahoo Mail has supported pop3 for years; however up until a couple of years ago you had to pay for it, now it’s free.

Go into your Yahoo account settings to activate pop3, and then follow the instructions to setup your email program to use it.

Hope this helps

Bill

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bigboss wrote:

John Duncan wrote:

(cough) gmail

:grin: Outlook is a lot better than Microsoft's previous efforts,

I'm finding Outlook.com really unreliable, even compared to Hotmail, I get constant hangs, the flying dots of doom and "We can't connect to Outlook right now..." far more than I ever used to get with Hotmail, unimpressed.

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and its clean interface actually rivals gmail.

I don't like the way Gmail presents threaded messages, I try to avoid using it where possible. If Outlook.com worked reliably I'd use that and nothing else.

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:cheers:

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abacus wrote:

Hi

Yahoo Mail has supported pop3 for years; however up until a couple of years ago you had to pay for it, now it’s free.

Go into your Yahoo account settings to activate pop3, and then follow the instructions to setup your email program to use it.

Hope this helps

Bill

Just upgraded to Yahoo plus to get this to work.  20 Bucks a year over here, don't know about the UK.  Anyway, Outlook is busy synching 2200+ messages right now...

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