New Hotmail user verification in process?


New Email
How do I know if an email - purportedly from hotmail - asking for some verification of my account is for real? Hotmail says don't respond to anything you are not sure about. It did seem to have a hotmail tm but not sure that is necessarily legitimate either.

I deleted the email - just to be on the safe side.

EQ Admin

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Emails like the ones you received are called phishing scams. They should be reported as spam and deleted. Never reply to an email asking for personal information. No reputable company will email you asking you for your personal information. If you are ever in doubt pick up the phone and call the company using a phone number from the phone book (not the email) instead of replying to the email.