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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
When Leo asked obvious . . . the one thing that glaring stood out to me was using a first and last name. Never, ever use a first and last name in concocting an email address (or filling out profiles and such on the Internet).
Data mining is a trivial game and an address like firstname.lastname@example.org is going to leave tracks all over the place . . . tracks you may wish you'd never left years from now. Reside behind some layer of anomynity; your first name reveals your gender, your posts to forums might reveal your interests, what part of the country you live in, age, etc, etc. Your last name is an invitation to be looked up in any numerous online directories. Piss someone off? You may have given them enough to find you in person. Spurn an online boy- or girlfiend? Do you really think they need to know your last name?
(who teaches this stuff for a living)
Leo : if so many people jump in the river, isn't it right ?
Of course not.
People should not be asking how to make a Hotmail/Yahoo account with their real first and last name.
The article is as funny as people using Hotmail/Yahoo for a business account.
Everybody knows how unstable hotmail is, if an isp email isn't available I suggest GMail, it seems more stable and is more user friendly. IMO Also, instead of first and last names....maybe initials like I use davidlw2005. Just a suggestion...lol
I have Comcast as my ISP and have a email account with them. I got so much spam from someplace that didn't have an opt out at all that I quit using it all together. I sent the spam to them and they sent me back this lengthly form of hoops to jump through to just get them to read it. That's when I got my gmail account and have had no problems with spam.
I've got no need for anonymity, I've been online for 10+ years and Fidonet before Internet was mainly about being yourself and not hiding behind pseudonyms. All these supposed _bad_things_ that will happen if you use your real name and details online have never happened. Junk mail is part of life - create a new email addy whenever you want as in the article. BTW in relation to being looked up: surely that's a *benefit* of a large network?!
Dude to transfer ur contacts from ur old account press contacts in the main messenger window, then save instant mesaaging contacts. Save it somewhere that u can find it Then sign into the new account and press contacts menu again, but this time you will go import, and then go find where u saved the contact list, select it then press import or open
i want to create a new hotmail account like I wanted. What do I do?
I'd start by reading the article you just commented on.
Step 1: read the article you just commented on and follow the instructions therein.
i think its great a new way to comunicate with friends.
many more people should use msn
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