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Windows 7: Windows Live/Outlook e-mail account blocked access & re-verifications

03 Sep 2014   #1
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 
Windows Live/Outlook e-mail account blocked access & re-verifications

I keep having a issue with MS Outlook & Windows Live mail. I keep getting asked to enter a security code and other personal info that I don't feel I need to give to MS. I initially used a code number sent to an alternate e-mail address I had to open in order to receive the code, to verify my current e-mail account. I told MS I didn't want to keep doing this anymore, and either stop blocking my account or delete it. They still persist with requesting my personal info, phone numbers, creating alternate e-mail accounts and passwords, etc. I'm totally confused?

MS uses this catchall phrase to pump personal info on personal e-mail accounts: "Call us overprotective, but we want to make sure your account is secure?" Or we suspect someone "may be" trying to access your account? Yea me! WTH is this really all about? I also have had the same e-mail account for several years and never had any security issues or problems? Personally, I think its just a ploy to collect personal info for some use other than to make my account secure.

Its not like I have a business account with big bucks here for a hacker to make some quick money? The giving of personal info should be up to the individual account holder, not a requirement by MS.

Any solutions here? Should I save my e-mail account info to a flash drive or something and find another e-mail service provider that is less intrusive? If so, any other e-mail provider recommendations?

Or other solutions to circumvent the annoyingly redundant MS account re-verifications 2-4 times a month?

Thanks, Vista-Win


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05 Sep 2014   #2
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

I feel your pain - Gmail is just about as bad.

Drop the "service" and pay a small amount for a different service. I switched to fastmail.fm - price is very low and service has been fantastic.

I dropped the MS account long ago and cleaned out my Gmail so there is nothing to see. Have to keep it in order to update my Android tablet otherwise I would trash it, too.

Regards,
GEWB
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16 Sep 2014   #3
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Thanks for the reply, I'll check out fastmail. I just tried to get into my hotmail/outlook/WLM account, its blocked? They want me too use a security code, where do you want us to send it? To my alternate e-mail address, I go there and they want me to enter the security code they allegedly sent me into a box, but I don't know what the code is??....WTF??

Pretty good security huh? So good you can't get into your own accounts...WTF?? I can't hack my own account...??

"Call us overprotective, but we want to make sure your account is secure?" Yea, duh huh? So secure even I can't get into it?

If I switched from WLM to fastmail, is there an option or best way to transfer all account info from WLM to fastmail? Or could I access my WLM account through fsatmail?

Thanks Vista-Win
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17 Sep 2014   #4
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Fastmail has a migration tool but it only works if your current account allows access - I but know about WLM.

Regards,
GEWB
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27 Sep 2014   #5
Vista32toWin7

Windows Professional 7/64 bit OS
 
 

Thanks!
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