Why I hate Hotmail

  1. Hotmail accounts cannot be accessed via POP3 (it’s impossible to read Hotmail mail with any offline program except Outlook Express – you can’t even use Outlook)
  2. If you click on an external (non-MSN) link from an email message you get a new browser that has this evil frame that says that “You are visiting a site outside of Hotmail. To return to Hotmail, close this browser window.” Contrary to Microsoft’s beliefs, there is a world outside of MSN
  3. There is no way to get messages to be always saved in the “sent mail” folder. You must specify this manually for each message
  4. The junk/bulk mail filter is way too sensitive
  5. Messages in the “sent mail” folder are cleared every 30 days
  6. Many well publicized security breaches and a weak privacy policy
  7. Spam from Hotmail has a different icon than regular mail (again Microsoft utilizes a feature not available to the general public for it’s own benefit)
  8. Too much spam from Hotmail, when I get a letter from Yahoo, I always read it because it is invariably important. Letters from Hotmail are just more and more marketing propaganda and now go straight into the trash

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