The numbers should be reversed

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In 2002 I signed up for a Hotmail account. I’ve had a server with my own domain since 1996, so this was more to explore the interface and poke around. I never gave my address to anybody, because I never used the account.

But I’m curious how Microsoft is doing in their war with Google. I know that they redid Hotmail for the live.com push, so I tried logging in with my old credentials to see how the new system works.

Sure enough, it logged me in and sent me to my inbox. What did I find? 1564 unread messages. All of them unsolicited, taking up space somewhere in the cloud on a Microsoft server.

And a “junk” folder that had one message in it. I think I’ll stick with Gmail.

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Posted by: Martin McClellan
On the date of: February 7, 2008 04:09 PM