Frustrations (Part 1 of many)

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Swifty

I just received a message from an offline colleague that reads:

You have received (1) new email from haris_sheikh.
http://www.hotmail-live-inbox.com/?user=haris_sheikh

The URL takes me to a webpage that makes no mention of any messages, let
alone one from Haris Sheikh. Why might this be? Frustrating!

It is followed by a System Notice:

Your Live Account is about to get expired. For further details please visit,
http://www.hotmail-live-inbox.com/

The URL takes me to a webpage that makes no mention of anything about
expiry, let alone what to do about it. Why might this be? Frustrating!!

A third message tells me that I have now received two private emails,
There is a URL. I'll leave the rest to you're imagination, but you don't
have to be very imaginative. Very Frustrating!!!

Incidentally, if you want to contact me via my Live Account, then be
quick, as it will soon be expired and there doesn't seem to be much I
can do about that.

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk
 

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TheCroW

>I just received a message from an offline colleague that reads:

>
> You have received (1) new email from haris_sheikh.
> http://www.hotmail-live-inbox.com/?user=haris_sheikh
>
> The URL takes me to a webpage that makes no mention of any messages, let
> alone one from Haris Sheikh. Why might this be? Frustrating!
>
> It is followed by a System Notice:
>
> Your Live Account is about to get expired. For further details please
> visit,
> http://www.hotmail-live-inbox.com/
>
> The URL takes me to a webpage that makes no mention of anything about
> expiry, let alone what to do about it. Why might this be? Frustrating!!
>
> A third message tells me that I have now received two private emails,
> There is a URL. I'll leave the rest to you're imagination, but you don't
> have to be very imaginative. Very Frustrating!!!
>
> Incidentally, if you want to contact me via my Live Account, then be
> quick, as it will soon be expired and there doesn't seem to be much I can
> do about that.
>
> --
> Steve Swift
The URL you mention has absolutly nothing to do with Hotmail ... it's just a
scam to get/steal your name and password. It's hostted by Proxad.net. If you
have used it in there, then I would log into the normal Hotmail or Live site
and change your password, http://www.hotmail.com

Oh, the message that your account will expire is fake too ofcourse ... that
is used to lure you to that site.

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S

Swifty

TheCroW wrote:

> The URL you mention has absolutly nothing to do with Hotmail ... it's just a
> scam to get/steal your name and password. It's hostted by Proxad.net. If you
> have used it in there, then I would log into the normal Hotmail or Live site
> and change your password, http://www.hotmail.com
>
> Oh, the message that your account will expire is fake too ofcourse ... that
> is used to lure you to that site.
Oh well, it's going to be one of those sorts of days. Never having
changed my password before, I cannot find how to do it at
http://www.hotmail.com while I'm as stressed as I am. I may just decide
to abandon that ID.

--
Steve Swift
http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
http://www.ringers.org.uk
 

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Jonathan Kay [MVP]

Hi Steve,

https://account.live.com/ChangePassword.aspx will take you right there.

Also, you may want to see
http://messengergeek.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!E3785B1281BBDA1!2285.entry (my blog) as it goes
over how to validate that you're at a real Live ID site.

--
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
(c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
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"Swifty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> TheCroW wrote:

>> The URL you mention has absolutly nothing to do with Hotmail ... it's just a scam to
>> get/steal your name and password. It's hostted by Proxad.net. If you have used it in
>> there, then I would log into the normal Hotmail or Live site and change your password,
>> http://www.hotmail.com
>>
>> Oh, the message that your account will expire is fake too ofcourse ... that is used to
>> lure you to that site.
>
> Oh well, it's going to be one of those sorts of days. Never having changed my password
> before, I cannot find how to do it at http://www.hotmail.com while I'm as stressed as I am.
> I may just decide to abandon that ID.
>
> --
> Steve Swift
> http://www.swiftys.org.uk/swifty.html
> http://www.ringers.org.uk
 

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