Posts Tagged ‘hotmail’

Outlook.com Changes the Way Message History Works

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Apparently, there are more changes in the works at Outlook.com …

Microsoft has replaced Hotmail, its popular online email app, by migrating users to its Outlook.com service, an online version of the Office suite desktop email application. Last night the software giant began sending out emails about the latest changes to how the web app works, this time regarding messaging history.

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Mailvelope: Use OpenPGP Encryption on Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Other Webmail Services

Monday, August 5th, 2013

I haven’t tried this myself, but it sounds like a pretty good idea …

If you prefer to use a webmail interface such as those provided by Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail, you probably know that you cannot really secure your data directly when you are using those services. The majority of popular webmail services do not support email encryption for instance which would protect the content of messages from being read by automated tools and anyone else with access.

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Too Many Devices Syncing with Microsoft Account Reports

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

If you’ve been receiving error messages that say that your device synchronization limit is maxed out, then this might help to explain why …

Reports are coming in that some Microsoft account users who use the company’s mail clients are receiving errors related to a device synchronization limit that they have reached. Depending on the device and software used, error messages may read “There are too many devices syncing with this account”, “There is an error syncing your mail account”, “You can’t connect this account to any more devices” or “We can’T add this account to your phone because you’ve already set it up on the maximum number of devices”.

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How to Recover Deleted Hotmail Emails

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

This should probably come as no surprise, but it turns out that sometimes, you can still recover Hotmail email, even after it’s been removed from the “deleted” folder (which is a good thing for the security conscious to keep in mind.)

Microsoft has implemented two fail safe mechanisms when it comes to deleting emails in Hotmail. Emails that you delete in Microsoft’s email service are first moved to the deleted folder. This is similar to the way files are deleted in Windows. The idea here is to give you an option to recover emails that you may have accidentally deleted, or emails that you have deleted but need to access at a later point in time again.

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Which Email Provider Offers the Best Spam Protection? Study Suggests Hotmail

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

For a free email client, Hotmail does do a pretty good job of filtering out the spam …

Spam is one of those things that you never can get rid of completely, it seems. Email providers like Hotmail, Google Mail or Yahoo Mail are battling on the spam front ever since they opened their door for the first users. And while they managed to cut down significantly on spam in past years, there is still work to be done in that compartment. Providers are currently working together to eliminate most of the spam once and for all. Until then though, users will receive spam fairly regularly in their inboxes.

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Microsoft Slam New Google Privacy Policy in Newspaper Advert

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

It always creeps me out when an advertiser seems to know a little bit too much about me … stuff like that usually sends me running in the opposite direction.

Last week Google announced changes to its privacy policy that, on the face of it seem perfectly reasonable.  In essence they want to treat all the different Google services you use as a single big account and share the data.  What this ultimately means though is that the company will know absolutely huge volumes of information about you.

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Track any Email to its Original Location by Finding the Email IP Address

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Here’s a handy, concise guide to tracking the source of bothersome emails …

Millions of emails fly through cyberspace daily, and as is the case for many users, it can be useful to identify the location that the e-mail originated from. Persistent spam and malware attachments abound. Sometimes it is best to say, “I have had enough!” Particularly for e-mails that include malware, this is important. By reporting these locations, you spare others from having to deal with malicious programs or domains. Let these users know that you know where they are and don’t hesitate to report malicious software spammers to the appropriate authorities.

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Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Finally Get Hotmail SSL Support

Friday, July 8th, 2011

I’m kind of surprised that this took so long …

Microsoft did enable full session HTTPS encryption for their Hotmail email service back in November 2010. This was regarded by experts and users alike as a step in the right direction, considering that SSL connections improve security significantly over standard HTTP connections. Less than a year later more than two million users have opted in and enabled SSL encryption in their accounts.

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