Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr
Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944
I use at times both Hotmail & MSN mail.
On msn.com there is a link to hotmail which takes you to the login page for live.com. They should all be the same thing i.e. Microsoft's web based email. But if you downloaded and installed "Windows Live Mail" that's Microsoft's local email client. The "Live" of the latter means some parts of your service are stored on the web to differentiate it from Windows Mail which is 100% local. But with "Hotmail" it's 100% on the web.
However, I can think of one case where a email@example.com
login (because it's very old) will not work for one special-purpose program that does work for a firstname.lastname@example.org
login. But that program has nothing to do with email.
Thanks for your answer.
I looked into this after reading your post. To begin with I have used this service for
at least 6 years and pay $19.95 a year for it, which I had forgotten. I am certain that
I signed up for it because of the advanced mail capabilities with the increased storage.
It is called " Windows Live Hotmail Plus " and here is the Microsoft description:
The Windows Live Hotmail Plus yearly subscription of $19.95 plus tax includes 10 Gigabytes of total Windows Live Hotmail account space, the ability to send larger attachments, and exemption from the account expiration policy. No third party advertising. Just feature tips and product info from Microsoft. Refund only available if cancelled within one month from purchase and automatically renews yearly unless cancelled. You will receive a renewal letter 30 days prior to the renewal date. Read service agreement