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#1 +PolkRB

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 00:23

Hi guys,

I just found something strange and for some people it might be cool so I wanted to share.

get msn page is still up:

http://get.msn.com/

What I thought was especially cool is the old passport.net website still up and allows you to register @passport.com emails.

general account passport.net page

register @passport.com account

Once you register for @passport.com account you can login to brand new outlook.com with your passport.com email :)


#2 Elliot B.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 00:53

Flashback :)

#3 n_K

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 00:59

You can login to outlook with your @passport.com account but you shouldn't be able to recieve email via it, at least you couldn't when it was hotmail.

#4 ajcdotme

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:05

You can login to outlook with your @passport.com account but you shouldn't be able to recieve email via it, at least you couldn't when it was hotmail.


indeed you can't. sending works, though.


You've created credentials

You can now sign in using <[snip]>@passport.com. Remember that you can't send or receive mail using this email address.

#5 OP +PolkRB

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:11

That's strange. Why would it let to login to outlook.com/hotmail if there is no real email service on the account.
I just tested my newly created @passport.com account and I CAN send emails from it, but have not received any emails from my other account yet. Though when account was just created I did get a welcome email.

Oh well. It was still cool to find the ancient pages that MS needs to remove.

#6 OP +PolkRB

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:17

After a few hours I got this:


Delivery is delayed to these recipients or groups:
email@passport.com
Subject: test
This message hasn't been delivered yet. Delivery will continue to be attempted.

#7 trek

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:28

Of course incoming mail wouldn't work to that domain...

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#8 OP +PolkRB

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:42

The screenshot doesn't really show why wouldn't it work. MX record is ok, but different that on the hotmail/outlook.com accounts.

If you mean Ping is not working, it's normal for all Microsoft sites. They block it network wide.

#9 trek

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:48

smtp doesn't respond.

edit: and you can ping the hotmail mailservers.

#10 OP +PolkRB

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:12

True. It's news to me. Hotmail.com is the first domain I see that's possible to ping. Strangely enough MS even blocks customer's Azure servers (we are talking about ICMP).

#11 trek

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:38

I can ping the microsoft.com mailservers and those hosting my office 365 exchange. So no, it's not blocked 'network wide'

#12 n_K

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:54

Ms, apple and google do not have ping blocked on their main servers.

#13 OP +PolkRB

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 19:25

Google, Apple and Yahoo do not block ping at all. Microsoft appears to allow it only on email servers, but everything else is blocked.

#14 n_K

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 20:00

ping www.microsoft.com
PING lb1.www.ms.akadns.net (64.4.11.42): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0

ping download.microsoft.com
PING a767.ms.akamai.net (89.149.151.33): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 89.149.151.33: icmp_seq=0 ttl=50 time=33.399 ms

ping windowsupdate.microsoft.com
PING www.update.microsoft.com.nsatc.net (65.55.185.26): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0

ping www.msn.com
PING us.co1.cb3.glbdns.microsoft.com (131.253.34.194): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0


Kinda weird :p

#15 OP +PolkRB

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 20:59

Yes. Strange. Not sure why they do it.



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