I have had a hotmail account for a very very long time. I’m sure I was one of the first ones to get a hotmail address, because my email account had no numbers or funny letters or anything in it – I put in, and got, my preferred username without any trouble at all.
Throughout the years, I’ve used that email whenever I suspected I’d get a lot of spam from signing up for something, or when I wanted to do something anonymously. Until today, it was even attached to my Facebook account.
During the last few years, I only actually accessed my hotmail account to check my junk email folder. You know how it is. Sometimes legitimate stuff lands in there. Otherwise all my emails were forwarded, so I wasn’t in there daily, if at all.
And during the last year or so, in order to actually *access* the account, I’d have to go through a song and dance. Enter password. Be rejected. Reset password to exact same password. Resign in. Accepted. Do what needs to be done. Not sure why I put up with it, tell you the truth. But I did.
Today I attempted to do the usual song and dance. But this time, same password wasn’t accepted. I tried one more time and of course, got locked out.
Windows Live is very helpful to us international types when this happens. (Sarcasm!!) They can’t send me an SMS because my mobile provider is not recognised by them. So their help centre (helpfully!) says “Click here to contact the support team to have your account reinstated.”
Guess what happens if you click the link. Go on! Guess!!
I clicked it, and collapsed into maniacal laughter. Hubby was about to commit me.
“Please sign in to access the support help desk.”
[Pause for a moment while I knock the last straw off the camel’s back.]
I spent the rest of the night changing all the accounts I could from my hotmail account to another email account. Except for the ones where the change notification went into my hotmail junk folder, of course. I’ll have to wait until I’m allowed to access my hotmail account again before I can change those.
Too bad they won’t even notice I’m gone.
Do you still have a hotmail account, if you ever had one?