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Hotmail e-mail account support ending
« on: August 25, 2013, 12:46:07 PM »
Member Advisory

For some time Amiga.org has not allowed new memberships with Hotmail e-mail accounts to cut down on spammers. Unfortunately some older Hotmail accounts still manage to spam the site on occasion. So to better serve the Amiga.org community we will also be phasing out Hotmail support on all accounts old and new. If you use Amiga.org and resistered with a Hotmail e-mail address please update your account with your new G-mail account information or other modern or ISP e-mail account information. The complete elimination of Hotmail accounts will be a 6-12 month process to give everyone plenty of time to migrate off Hotmail. Most members have more than one e-mail account in 2013 already.

Keep in mind if you use a @outlook or @msn these are developing into spammer havons too and Amiga.org may remove support for them as well. Currently no date it set for their elimination. If Hotmail support is important to you and it's the only thing you use and love please give us a "Proof of Life" as to why support should be maintained.

For the best and easiest solution Amiga.org recommends Gmail but you can use any e-mail service that is not Hotmail.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2013, 01:23:23 PM by SysAdmin »
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Offline AmmoJammo

Re: Hotmail e-mail account support ending
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 12:55:23 PM »
If that's the case, I just wont be on here anymore.
 

Offline Pyromania

Re: Hotmail e-mail account support ending
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 01:03:16 PM »
@AmmoJammo

I just sent you a PM.
 

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Re: Hotmail e-mail account support ending
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 01:41:48 PM »
Prolly time to put more thought into more effective spam filtering than blocking an entire mail provider.

As of 2011, Hotmail had *three hundred and sixty five million* unique users (monthly).  It's not a fly by night email provider, and just nixxing any @hotmail.com emails of users reeks of poor site/spam management tools.

Please rethink this and better your spam management systems.  Many people use throwaway email addresses for forums such as A.org, and simply wiping people out over their choice of webmail providers isn't a solution.  You can't block 'em all over a few bad apples.

What happens if you knock off all the Hotmail users and spammers with GMail, Yahoo or other similar webmail hosts become a spam issue?  Remove any GMail accounts, which GMail has over 400 million unique users (again, monthly)?  Put the kibosh on all gmail.com email addresses?  C'mon, lol.

Can't condemn an entire domain when your system could possibly be bettered.  Banning an entire webmail host is ludicrous in this day and age, and it's virtually unheard of.
 

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Re: Hotmail e-mail account support ending
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2013, 02:39:54 PM »
@Duce

You might be right about that.
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