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Hi all,
A newbie to this forum. Am looking forward to reading through some posts.

In the meantime, I have just tried to send two small emails from my home, private machine/account, to two separate people. One is on Hotmail, and one is on

The error message said that they - Outlook (although this account is Hotmail) have notice some strange activity on my account, & temporarily blocked my account.

They want me to give them my mobile number - BUT I DON'T WANT TO !
I get fed up with all & sundry sending me bits of carp at every hour of the day, that usually serves no purpose at all, apart from advertising products, services etc.

I have several accounts with MS-Hotmail & Outlook,,,,, so the last thing I want, is them filling my text messages with junk.

Can I get around this ?
Can I actually contact the department that does this ?

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope you can help.



EQ Forum Admin
Staff member
Hi furkin,

Verifying your account will not result in Microsoft sending text messages to your phone:

Verifying your account is part of proving you are the owner of your acocunt, both now and in case it has been or gets compromised.

I recommend turning on 2-step login verification and changing your password:

It's probably also not a bad time for you to check this out too:

Once the steps above are done your problem sending email should stop.

:welcome: to Email Questions!