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Windows 7: Hotmail/Outlook/MS Bonkers!

15 Mar 2014   #1
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Hotmail/Outlook/MS Bonkers!

I just tried to sign in to a Hotmail address I've used for years. MS in their complete lack of wisdom and good sense took me through a MAZE of security questions, secret codes, to "verify" the account. I entered a email to send a code to. They sent a 4 digit one, when I entered it on the page it said I needed a SEVEN digit code, all numbers.

They displayed a phone number to send a code to, which is not mine, it's one digit off, no option to correct it. I asked for one to be sent to the email addy again. Again it's a non-useable 4 digit one.

Apparently MS and the pips have decided if one doesn't sign in for awhile, someone is trying to hack it. I used to use it more but since they went to the Win 8 wannabe look in "Outlook" I very rarely use it.

After going through their 27 steps to "verify" 4 time, I gave up. I so dizzy now and have a headache.


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15 Mar 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Gmail is you friend
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15 Mar 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Google collects enough about us now, I don't want to willingly give them info. They can still work for it.

They already have mu phone number, Android.
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16 Mar 2014   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Odd, my Outlook.com email asked me for a 4 digit number, which they sent to the alternate address. I think they saw you coming Gary

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16 Mar 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, they are odd. Marked solved, venting done.
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05 May 2014   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Test post
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05 May 2014   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

True

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05 May 2014   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Correct.
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