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A Hotmail account is programmed to both send and receive. The only way to have it be read-only is to have it completely secure - and don't use it
I've followed your information on updating the security on my Hotmail account. I've created a new account where that first account email is forwarded. My question is: can I make the Hotmail account, that first one, a "read-only" account and block all emails from being sent out from it?
In this excerpt from Answercast #47, I explore the idea of having a Hotmail account set to read-only.
The short answer is no. I'm not aware of a way to make a Hotmail account effectively read-only.
Now, if you're concerned about that account having been hacked, the only thing that I can suggest is the standard steps that I have in my article, "Email hacked? 7 things you need to do NOW":
Secure that account.
Set up a strong password.
Set up good security questions.
Make sure all of the information associated with you in that account is correct.
Make sure the hackers aren't themselves forwarding it to another account.
Those kinds of things.
The only way to make a Hotmail account effectively read-only is to secure it to the point that only you have access and then don't send anything from it.
That's it. So, lock down that account as best you can and move
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