- I can get hacked, right? But I [can't] send my contacts a letter saying "go to the new email address." *I get "undeliverable mail". Yet this hacker can send email to the same contacts. Go figure…
- —Guest Bemyownboss4ever
Email hike by unknown person
- [I want to close my Windows Live Hotmail account] because it was hiked by someone [and because of] its use for illegal work.
- —Guest firstname.lastname@example.org
Can't Ever Get In
- I will [quit] because I CAN'T EVER GET TO IT! It [takes] me everywhere but sign in to check my e-mail.
- —Guest debbie gregory
Outdated and non-functional
- I decided to switch to Gmail for many reasons. First, I use this address as secondary to my work email and something in the "hotmail" bit disturbed me when asking my peers in other Universities to use it. Then, Hotmail hasn't changed significantly in the fifteen years I've been using it. If anything, it became worse, with recurring and unresolved spam/hijacking issues, clumsy interface and slow performance. Gmail might not be a panacea, but at least it's fast, quite reliable at present and offers simple, intuitive tools to make life easier (e.g. labeling and archival of messages). I'll miss Hotmail for purely symbolical, historical reasons and the memories I have from opening my first email account in 1995. Snapping out of nostalgia, reality dictates a change of email provider and — surprisingly — Gmail makes it so easy to do the switch ;)
- —Guest Leo
I haven't quit yet but I am close
- It is going on a month now and I can't seem to access my email account any longer. The message comes back and says I am not logged in the internet. This is the only personal email I have and I need to use it daily. I can't keep waiting for it to work again. There doesn't seem to be a help line to ask questions so I don't know what is wrong or how to fix it. I have had this account for quite a while now and this is the first time I have had problems. If I can't get into the web site I will have to set up an email elsewhere.
- —Guest s chase
Blocked me from sending e-mail
- Hotmail blocked me from sending an e-mail, and I don't know why because I did nothing wrong. I just set up [the] account yesterday.
- —Guest mojomulligan @Hotmail.com
Account hacked, so I closed it
- My Hotmail account was hacked & my password reset on June 7, 2010 and London travel scam messages were sent to my contacts. After much time and persuasion, Hotmail allowed me to re-set my password. I deleted all my contacts and emails. I had the account for about 10 years with no problems. However, now that I know how hard it is to get in touch with Hotmail in order to fix a problem, I am done with them. If you don't pay for the account, as with Hotmail, G-mail, etc. they have no incentive to help you when you have been hacked. I have heard Gmail is better, but they have also been hacked. One other gripe: I know I am not the only one who got hacked but had trouble finding this topic on line.
- —Guest cow_town
I will quit if…
- I have not quit yet but I will if no one answers my request for help. I have 1 home computer, and, when signed into Hotmail, I keep getting a message in a yellow box asking me to sign in again. This message comes up about every second email I am reading.
- —Guest William Mahoney
- just been hacked, and my email is sending everyone, contact or not, an email which is not from me. I am through!
- —Guest april
- People keep hacking into my email address with stupid things.
- —Guest trish
- The service was unreliable, and I had to constantly manually refresh the page to get my email. At least with Gmail, it's fast and easy to use. Hotmail also didn't support my mobile service.
- —Guest Kristen
- My account was hacked into and I will not be a victim. Hotmail started out good, but is too easy now to compromise.
- —Guest sober92gal
- Someone hacked into my hotmail and is sending emails to all my contacts saying I am out of country and need money. Somehow they have changed my password so can't even log on to it…
- —Guest guest leann
MSN and Hotmail Suck!
- I close my account for many of the same reasons [listed by others here]. Help center and live help is NO HELP, they will never answer you! My contact list/address book received an email sent from my account, selling electronic goods, and the list and address book were wiped out. Everyone should close their accounts!
- 26/5/10 my account has been hacked also, everyone in contact list receiving multiple emails not from me, to quote another poster 'embarrassing'.
- —Guest sharon