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Irene Kelly
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posted June 26, 2002 15:43     Click Here to See the Profile for Irene Kelly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i was trying to create another hotmail acount for junk mail and such, but it kept asking me to pay some $20 a year for the acount. But i dont have to pay for the one i already have. does anyone have anymore information on this? i'd like to know whats going on.


-kelly

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matt
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posted June 26, 2002 16:03     Click Here to See the Profile for matt   Click Here to Email matt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes you can still get one for free, i think its hidden at the bottom of the page, under the $20 one.

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Irene Kelly
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posted June 26, 2002 16:10     Click Here to See the Profile for Irene Kelly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thank you so much!

-Kelly

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Irene Kelly
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posted June 26, 2002 16:15     Click Here to See the Profile for Irene Kelly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YES?!?! IT WORKS. thanks for the tip, it worked.

-kelly

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matt
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posted June 26, 2002 16:19     Click Here to See the Profile for matt   Click Here to Email matt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem, glad to be of help.

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Alan!
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From: Perth, Western Australia
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posted June 27, 2002 06:30     Click Here to See the Profile for Alan!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course, it should be noted that there actually *IS* a huge cost associated with hotmail (even free hotmail), or any Micro$oft product for that matter

There are many, many alternatives; especially in this case (free web email). Keep it in mind...

Alan!

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maxomai
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From: Portland, OR
Registered: May 2001

posted June 27, 2002 08:50     Click Here to See the Profile for maxomai   Click Here to Email maxomai     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might want to give Hushmail a try. Their basic service is free, and what's better, hushmail is secure and encrypted. It even works with non-hushmail users who have PGP and GnuPG.

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macadddikt18
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posted June 27, 2002 09:22     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ahh, security, just what we need. We must hide from THEM.
Nayt

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uilleann
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From: St Albans, Herts, England
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posted June 27, 2002 17:07     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ahh...Hotmail, my beloved friend... not ;-)

Back when someone set me up with a Hotmail account (no idea why, somehow he felt my university's e-mail address wasn't good enough (and I wasn't online at home yet)), it still wasn't free. Yes, it didn't cost money, but did cost my patience a bit, with its continual bugs and stupidity (why did it waste bandwidth on ads advertising itself?) :P Attachments system failing to work for ages, mail browsing buttons (previous, next) not doing anything useful, and so on. I also never liked the Web mail interface, being slow and annoying, and limited to editing one message at a time etc.

I was so glad to move over to proper client-based e-mail - better in every way. I can check my mail anywhere I want by memorising the mail server addresses, and asking the client to leave all messages on the server for me to collect when I get home. The only disadvantage is that replies I send have to be BCCed to me to preserve them :P However, until recently I never realised I could use the university's own SMTP server to send with (it's programmed to deny relaying to my ISP's server), so I never replied using my ISP's account.

- uilleann

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MacGenius
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From: Mars
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posted July 02, 2002 14:07     Click Here to See the Profile for MacGenius   Click Here to Email MacGenius     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hotmail kinda sucks, ever since it fell into the hands on M$ (sympatyse with netscape (since AOL choked it)) and I use AppleLinks.net mail.

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