Do not give Microsoft your pop3 email account passwords!

Discussion in 'Email Articles' started by popowich, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    According to this Windows Live Blog entry Microsoft wants you to start checking your other pop3 email accounts such as your Gmail account from your Hotmail account.

    I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here. Do not give Microsoft Hotmail or Live accounts access to your other pop3 email accounts! If anything you should be checking your Hotmail from your Gmail account, not the other way around. Why? Because the Hotmail service is vulnerable to tools that can be used to hack your email account. More information on the recent Hotmail and Facebook hack tool release is covered here - http://www.emailquestions.com/email-articles/2569-top-5-tips-prevent-your-email-getting-hacked.html

    Microsoft, I understand that you have a need to compete and that you would like to offer the same functionality as Gmail, but please make getting all of your webmail traffic SSL http:// enabled your top priority for your free webmail services.

    For more tips about using, or not using, Microsoft Hotmail and Live webmail accounts please visit our free Hotmail Support Forum
     


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