Free email and especially Hotmail Problems. Any advice. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

My Hotmail account has been deteriorating signifigantly over the past month. It is sometimes unavailable (especially at work, perhaps because odf a firewall), sometimes really slow, and I am considering going to another free email service, possibly Yahoo/Rocketmail,, or Are others out there dissatisfied with Hotmail's or another free emailer's service? Also, any possible input on the Y2K status of any free email provider?

-- Rick (, May 26, 1999


Hotmail has been days late recently. Snail mail is faster!

If your not behind a firewall try this one:

It's encrypted...don't know how reliable they are but it looks interesting. Hotmail has had some hacking problems recently.

-- texan (, May 26, 1999.

Mindspring includes Eudora Lite in its software package. No extra charge. No advertisements. POPs all over the country now -- see Access Numbers

-- Tom Carey (, May 26, 1999.

Yahoo has been just fine, for both of my accounts! I did have a problem with one mailbox about 2 weeks ago, but it was OK a few hours later. A little slow once in a while, but overall, I'm quite happy! <:)=

-- Sysman (, May 26, 1999.

I use netaddress, as you can see, and also hotmail. Both have gotten worse recently and never were all that good. I'd have changed already but informing all the folks that I write to would be a bother. About to bite the bullet though.

-- Gus (, May 26, 1999.

I have a hotmail account (different e-mail address). It has deteriorated, in my view, significantly, since Microsucks took it over. "... contacted. waiting" comes up a lot. But what else would one expect from Microsucks? I have been also considering others.

-- A (, May 27, 1999.

My hotmail has a problem for some reason i try to sign in an account (don't hack)it always says sign-in name does not exist or pass word is incorrect on msn messenger when i sign in on to check my hotmail it works but i get redirected to and when i try to make a new account in redirects me again even when i try for other net. passports who knows how to solve my problem????!!!!????You can try to sign in my hotmail my pass word is yomama.

-- Your Mom (, December 07, 2003.

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