Neowin Introduces Neowin Members Mail

Today we are proud to launch Neowin Member Mail, powered by Windows Live Hotmail. This service is free and provides our members with one e-mail address from a selection of custom (neowin) domains.

In order to further improve services to members, there are some handy links on the Services page along with the option to sign up to our weekly news letter in conjunction with Techspot, you will start to see further improvements and services added to that page in due course. In short a one stop page for services offered to our members and guest readers.

You will only be able to register one email to your member name here on Neowin, the name suggested is your member name but you can choose anything -- it cannot be changed by Neowin staff later! Look for the small envelope at the top of the page that will be across Neowin to access the email account and other services.

Note: When you first log in to your Neowin e-mail account, it will suggest you setup a backup e-mail address. THIS IS SUGGESTED, as that is the only way you can have your password reset -- Neowin staff cannot do this for you.

Update: A glitch in the code prevented members from signing up and limited access only to subscribers. This should be corrected. If you attempted to create an email address and were denied access please try again.

Link: Get a Neowin Member Email Account

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This is pretty sweet!

David3k@neowinian.net Yeah, add me!

EDIT: BTW, How do I add my account to Windows Live Mail? I'd really like to add this account to my mail Client(s).

Mine would've worked, but I want NOTHING to do with Windows Live or not so hot, Hotmail!!

Cripe neowin, you couldn't come up with a better way to do this? Just what I wanted too, create an e-mail address that will be filled up with spam before I could ever sign in, to begin with!!

No thanks!!

Humn... no one suggested blah@neowin.net it seems. For teh subscribers only perhaps?

Haha, well its a nice sounding service if you've based it on Windows Live Mail. Is this running on a Windows 2008 Server?

On the "sign up for neowin mail" page, it claims that Windows Live Mail is in beta, but I think it's actually out of beta since November.

Yeah um when i click the link it brings me to the Windows Live Hotmail login/signup page so I click sign up and theres nothing related to Neowin...

This would have been great years ago when I first joined the community. Now I have more email addresses than are necessary and don't need another Still, better late than never, I guess.

kraized said,
Whats stopping someone from entering somebody elses username on the signup form?

Pretty sure they didn't think of this, I asked above and got no reply.

Very good question, I asked about this earlier and it seems it's being taken care of. Presumably anyone taking advantage of this will have their mail accounts removed.

Right. So it's basically another pants version of Hotmail, which wants more of my personal details than I'm prepared to hand over? Great.

outlando said,
Right. So it's basically another pants version of Hotmail, which wants more of my personal details than I'm prepared to hand over? Great.

And they are forcing you to sign up!

Oh wait. They aren't?

Back to your bomb shelter then, and don't forget your tin foil hat.

The Walker said,
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I haven't seen news yet that Google discovered identity theft on Gmail, or Microsoft discovering the same on Windows Live Mail. The last major news on this and webmail that I recall was some thing with the ancient Hotmail service. There was for a few days a security hole that could let one access others' mails.

I'm not sure what kind of "personal details" you're talking of. This sign up asked me for three things: my mail address to create, and the Neowin login name to connect the account to, and various "security questions" to recover lost passwords, that you choose if they should be tied to your identity. It'll probably get my IP address logged somewhere too, but all web sites in the world will get that unless you surf by proxy, and only your ISP can connect that to personal details, usually after being given a police order. It doesn't ask you of real name, phone number, age, shoe size.

Username @myneowin.net contains invalid characters. You may only use A-Z, 0-9, period (.), and underscore (_) characters. The address MUST start with A-Z or 0-9. Please select another username.

I used my member name. How is pTony invalvid?

How about POP3/IMAP support? Atleast for the subscribers? :)

To be honest, I only signed up because of the must-reserve-my-nick-in-all-online-services factor.

apotsi said,
The username doesn't change. In any forum.

You can change your username in the forum settings. I used to be "thefunkymunky" lol.

kraized said,

You can change your username in the forum settings. I used to be "thefunkymunky" lol.

You can only change your display name not your username :disappointed: anyone got this sorted yet??

stescaz said,

You can only change your display name not your username :disappointed: anyone got this sorted yet??

When I log into the site I use my "new" username not my old one? What's the difference between a display name and username?

Yeah, it would be nice as I know that anyone who sends an email using this address is from Neowin. The only problem for me is that instead of PM, everyone will instead want me to send links on my desktop customisation, which everyone seems to like !

Scirwode

"Username @myneowin.net contains invalid characters. You may only use A-Z, 0-9, period (.), and underscore (_) characters. The address MUST start with A-Z or 0-9. Please select another username."

I guarantee it doesn't

Yeah, with-out the ability to specify an alternative address name, any member with a "special" character in their user name doesn't stand a chance.

)-(orus said,
Yeah, with-out the ability to specify an alternative address name, any member with a "special" character in their user name doesn't stand a chance.

And I don't have any special character in my user name

lunamonkey said,
"Username @myneowin.net contains invalid characters."

I guarantee it doesn't


YES IT DOES!

Look at the space between "username" and the @ symbol!

YaZoR said,

YES IT DOES!

Look at the space between "username" and the @ symbol!

LMAO! you right, lunamonkey you have a space after the y in you name.