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Windows 7: Windows Live-Mail / Hotmail hijacking my ISP Mail!

15 May 2011   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
Windows Live-Mail / Hotmail hijacking my ISP Mail!

Ever since purchasing a new Dell PC with Windows 7 and Windows Live Mail, I am being driven around the bend with mail problems.

Previously with XP and Vista my mail through my ISP worked almost flawlessly.

Now it seems that not only is my email is being wrecked by Windows Live Mail, but Microsoft is monitoring my private mail!

Why am I receiving messages (below) from Microsoft re Live Mail and Hotmail?

In effect it seems that Windows Live Mail is duplicating AND storing incoming mail on my ISP's server. I certainly never wanted this!

----- Original Message -----
From: Windows Live Hotmail Member Services
Sent:Sunday, May 15, 20112:10 PM
Subject: Your Hotmail account is growing too fast


Dear Customer,
Your Windows Live Hotmail® account has been growing really fast.
If it continues to grow at this rate, you will not be able to receive messages in the future. Here are a few suggestions to help you manage your account.
  1. Create an archive - Set up a folder on your PC’s hard drive where you can save large attachments. Then just delete them from your inbox. You’ll still have them and your inbox will be that much smaller.
  2. Make your filters work for you- Did you know you can set up your Hotmail account to immediately delete junk e-mail? Go to Options, and click Filters and reporting. Under the “Delete junk e-mail” section, select Immediately to delete junk e-mail right away. Once you’re finished, click Save and you’re done.
  3. Delete a bunch of mail at once- Go to your Junk and Deleted folders, and clear them out by clicking the “Empty” button in the action bar.
If you have more questions, please read our help topic on Hotmail storage.
The Windows Live Hotmail Team

I do not and have never used Hotmail nor am I a "member"!

There is no set capacity limit on my ISP's mail service and I have a 1TB hard drive with a huge amount of free space.

Why is Microsoft Live Mail nagging me and invading my privacy?

At 70+ I'm not really "into" this Windows 7 technolgy.

XP was superb and Vista livable. Not so Win 7 and associated changes!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 May 2011   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

The mail message you got seems to be spam or phishing, delete it.
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