Hook, line and sinker ?

By PlipO ·
When using hotmail and you mark an email as a phishing email; do Microsoft do anything about this and follow up to track the person that sent the email or is the phishing button just there to pacify the user ?
Why do the silly people that send these emails; do not make the effort to make their dodgy letters at least entertaining.
If they put some effort into their letters then I might be tempted to respond.

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I find Hotmail akin to WMP ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Hook, line and sinker ?

They are both childish in their capabilities and their frontends.

A more powerful email client, with working buttons, would be better for you.

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And the answer is ________,

by ComputerCookie In reply to Hook, line and sinker ?

please fill in the blanks Plipo.

WhenMS ask you to send information as to why your computer crashed do you think that they will send you a reply!

The question is how do you connect to the internet and where do you you get hotmail from, it's been probably two years since MS rebadged it as Live.

I saw a post from some fool yesterday who had downloaded msn 8.5 from two non MS locations and had all sorts of problems!

The program is called Window Live Messenger (200 Version: 8.5.1302.1018.

The moral of this story is if you use crap programs you can expect crap!!!!!!!

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I'm not that cynical

by PlipO In reply to And the answer is ______ ...

You might not like Hotmail but I'm I have intentions of offering free tech support to basic users and a significant amount of users in the UK use Hotmail.

I like webmail very much regardless of the security issues.
I use other email services but because of the people I want to communicate with; I have to use the most popular platforms.

It would be in Microsoft interest to actively target phishing because it' evident especially in light of their bid for Yahoo; they are desperate to get more customers, provide with practical services and retain those customers.

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You do understand, don't you, that.....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to I'm not that cynical

... using a hotmail/msn/yahoo/gmail (any of the free services) as an email address is considered to be NOT professional and "looks" bad. It may drive SOME potential customers away. If you plan to start a business, I would consider getting a REAL email address. Potential customers want to know that you're not some fly-by-night.

Also, the platform YOU use for your email makes no difference when it comes to your potential customers. They can write to ANY address. Of course, if you're into the IM scene, you'll need the disposable email address.

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Users are my first priority.

by PlipO In reply to You do understand, don't ...

I plan to provide tech support to clients of a charitable organisation.
Email services such as Hotmail provider friendly features that are appealing to basic users.
I believe it's far more important to support to users in an environment in which they are comfortable.

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