Neowin and Hotmail are teaming up to answer your Hotmail questions

Neowin and the Hotmail team are linking up to help answer some of your questions about Hotmail. A thread has been posted in our forum by two folks from Microsoft who will be taking your questions and responding to them with a video.

The tag team duo will be answering just about anything as it is an open forum but know that while they do love Neowin, they can’t put their jobs in jeopardy for us by discussing future plans.

The group is also looking for feedback, as they want to hear both sides of the coin for user experience. The only way to improve the service is to address your constructive criticism; so if you have had any issues in the past, make sure to share them (politely) in the thread so the team can tackle your concerns.

Head on in to the forums, ask a question or just say hi!

Link: Ask the Hotmail team anything [and we'll reply via video]

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warwagon said,
Why do Hotmail accounts get hacked more than Gmail accounts?

Umm... I haven't received a single piece of junk mail in any of my Hotmail accounts, however I have in my rarely used Gmail account. Its obviously you that's causing the junk.

j2006 said,

Umm... I haven't received a single piece of junk mail in any of my Hotmail accounts, however I have in my rarely used Gmail account. Its obviously you that's causing the junk.

At which point did i mention Junk Mail in post?

j2006 said,

Umm... I haven't received a single piece of junk mail in any of my Hotmail accounts, however I have in my rarely used Gmail account. Its obviously you that's causing the junk.

edited because: whether or not his jokes are funny, he's a respectable senior of neowin who deserves to be stood up for....just like I wouldn't take anyone bashing Neobond, just saying.....

that's awful harsh, bro, especially if you don't know warwagon.....he's really cool, but known for spam.....but dang, that's a deep dig, considering I have a similar problems WHICH I POSTED IN THE FORUM (microsoft isn't reading THIS conversation, so you get a cookie...a war-cookie....)

warwagon said,
Why do Hotmail accounts get hacked more than Gmail accounts?

Keep in mind the difference between a hacked account and a hacked service.

A user doing silly things, phishing, malware etc are how accounts are hacked. (Both Hotmail and GMail).

As for the 'servers' or 'service', Hotmail is highly secure.

Email from 'inside' a system is a popular method to send Spam and use social engineering to gain access to other accounts.

One advantage Hotmail has is that it has more safeguards in place for 'bot' account creation.

Hotmail internal scams come from externally compromised user accounts that have been careless with their passwords, phishing, malware, etc.

GMail internal scams come from automatically generated GMail 'bot' accounts that are created, and then terminated.

warwagon said,
Why do Hotmail accounts get hacked more than Gmail accounts?

-_- It was only a matter of time before this started a "hotmail sux gmail ftw" posts...

I keep getting emails from accounts I've marked as phishing scan or junk. Why? Hotmail's SPAM Filters are lousy!

warwagon said,
Why do Hotmail accounts get hacked more than Gmail accounts?

j2006 said,

Umm... I haven't received a single piece of junk mail in any of my Hotmail accounts, however I have in my rarely used Gmail account. Its obviously you that's causing the junk.

My experience has been the exact opposite. AOL is my primary spam address, but I quit using my Hotmail because of all the spam.

farmeunit said,

My experience has been the exact opposite. AOL is my primary spam address, but I quit using my Hotmail because of all the spam.

im extremely confused by all these spam comments. my first email, which i made when i was 12 years old, is the same one i use today (For personal use only of course). i use it for messenger, skype, facebook, twitter and other social networks requiring email.

since hotmail started updating their spam filters and overall feature set, i've gotten SOME spam, but when i say 'some', i mean 1 or 2 every 2 months! serioiusly! i look at my sister's gmail and her inbox is has 3-4 new spam emails every week.

people need to use hotmail again before they criticize it for what it is today

warwagon said,
Why do Hotmail accounts get hacked more than Gmail accounts?

Because Hotmail has 10 years on Gmail, and way way back then they did not anticipate that certain characters should be used to make them more secure? Just a guess. My guess is that the older the account, and the longer the password went without a change, the more likely it was to be hacked. Same with AOL. And Yahoo. Have you seen any newer Hotmail accounts hacked? Just curious.

Microsoft have clearly been showing concern over the comments in the last Hotmail articles, asked Neowin to post this in exchange for bandwidth

Michael Churma III said,
Hotmail = SPAM I have found it the worst ever, even on a clean account.

when was the last time you used it?

i use hotmail since 2004 with satisfaction, only started to receive 1-2/week spams since one of my friends bought an android device

Morden said,
i use hotmail since 2004 with satisfaction, only started to receive 1-2/week spams since one of my friends bought an android device

I have been using a Hotmail account since more then a decade 0 spam received.

Sure there are. Some of them are even quite happy to mention it. At least one user was doing some coding for Windows 8 and was happy to defend the various decisions when some of us complained about them.

Question: Yahoo already has a deal with Microsoft in that Yahoo is using Bing to power their searches.

Can you guys work out some deal so there's some interoperability between Yahoo Mail and Hotmail? I'd love to import all my Yahoo Mail into Hotmail (and then stop using Yahoo Mail, but you don't need to tell them that..........)

The Hosted (own domain) Option is needed like Google Apps..

Hotmail doesn't allow IMAP for hosted option to use with open email client and other device operation like Google Apps (hosted for own domain) does..

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