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April 21, 2014, 10:31:32 AM
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I just recived an email and text that my account had suspicious activity. Great right, they protected my account?

No! I checked my account activity and its been accessed 8 times from other countries in the last 30days!

Good thing it's just a dummy email account.

Great security Microsoft!  Huh

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April 21, 2014, 10:34:28 AM
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I stopped using Hotmail since Gmail introduced 2FA.
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April 21, 2014, 10:35:01 AM
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A friend of mine recently had his account accessed from various places and his password reset. Took him weeks to get control of his account back.
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April 21, 2014, 10:35:48 AM
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I stopped using Hotmail since Gmail introduced 2FA.

Not a fan of their scanning all emails though ...
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April 21, 2014, 10:37:11 AM
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I stopped using Hotmail since Gmail introduced 2FA.

I stopped once I was invited to Gmail before it was released.

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April 21, 2014, 10:37:31 AM
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What are you using right now?
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April 21, 2014, 10:38:16 AM
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I don't understand how they waited on sending me the info for almost a month.

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April 21, 2014, 10:39:33 AM
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I stopped using Hotmail since Gmail introduced 2FA.

Not a fan of their scanning all emails though ...

yes , that's a different issue altogether but you can use PGP to protect yourself from privy eyes.
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April 21, 2014, 03:13:37 PM
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I use Outlook which is another email service by Microsoft, and I have never received suspicious activity.
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April 21, 2014, 03:29:42 PM
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The lapse in security was almost certainly on your end. If they have your email password then I'd be careful with your coins and make sure your comp is safe.

I use Outlook which is another email service by Microsoft, and I have never received suspicious activity.

Isn't Outlook just the renamed Hotmail?

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April 21, 2014, 03:40:42 PM
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Hotmail is mainly used by homosexuals as per statistics

I am using outlook its great
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April 21, 2014, 05:46:11 PM
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Hotmail is mainly used by homosexuals as per statistics

I am using outlook its great
IMO outlook sucks. When you log in it can take minutes before you can even open the mails, or well, do anything at all.
I'm not a fan of using google stuff either, but at least Gmail doesn't take minutes to work.

BTW, as hilariousandco said, the security problem was probably on your end, not on Microsofts.
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April 21, 2014, 07:00:56 PM
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I personally use gmail or yahoo. After hearing this wont use gmail hehe  Lips sealed
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April 21, 2014, 07:06:21 PM
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My gmail was hacked once in the past, got it resolved very quickly and never happened again. That was back before they had 2FA.

I wouldn't be so confident that Microsoft doesn't scan emails.
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April 21, 2014, 07:07:44 PM
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Hotmail's spying. End of the story.

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April 21, 2014, 08:42:07 PM
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My gmail was hacked once in the past, got it resolved very quickly and never happened again. That was back before they had 2FA.

I wouldn't be so confident that Microsoft doesn't scan emails.

Happened to me too, they changed password and secondary email recovery option - BUT forgot to change the SMS recovery option.

Now happily on 2FA for most of my gmail accounts.
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April 21, 2014, 08:55:39 PM
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Hotmail's spying. End of the story.
Gmail as well.

mail.yandex.com is a secure email and also they allow your @domain email for free. Thats the main reason why i left gmail.

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April 22, 2014, 12:06:41 AM
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Hotmail and Gmail suck. I use them mostly for email I don't care about, and if I do care about it, I use GPG.

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April 22, 2014, 12:16:58 AM
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There was a time when I can access Hotmail via Outlook Express IMAP. When they stopped it, I stopped using them. I used yahoo for a bit, then switched over to gmail. I liked gmail when I first started using it because of the 1G mail storage while everyone else was at 100M or so.
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April 22, 2014, 01:37:51 AM
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The lapse in security was almost certainly on your end. If they have your email password then I'd be careful with your coins and make sure your comp is safe

I'm major on security which is why each email has a unique long password. I blame MS, I never used that email nor log in to check it,  everything was forwarded.

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