*retch* bl00dy micro$oft have done it again.
I, like squillions of others around the world, use Outlook to access my hotmail account.
So, imagine my extreme frustration to not be able to access it today.
only upon digging around in the FAQ of hotmail do I find…
To protect our users from the increasing amount of unsolicited junk e-mail or spam sent from MSN Hotmail accounts through Outlook and Outlook Express, we have reluctantly had to restrict the new use of Outlook and Outlook Express to subscribers only.
By making this feature part of a subscription (which requires a user to provide billing information), we can more effectively manage and put a stop to the abuse of this feature, and help protect you and others from unsolicited mail.
If you purchase a subscription service such as MSN Hotmail Plus, or MSN Premium, you get access to your account from Outlook or Outlook Express, along with many other added features. To see other benefits of upgrading your MSN Hotmail or MSN accounts or to create a new subscription account, visit our subscription information page.
SO ANNOYING!!! Not only was there no warning from Mr Gates but I first thought it was simply my settings so I cleared the account in Outlook and started again. So now I’ve lost all the emails from Outlook. Of course, they’re nice and safe on the Hotmail server but I have to use the web interface.