Why Microsoft’s Hotmail Sucks

I am one happy Gmail user and I hate Microsoft’s Hotmail.

I don’t really remember the reason I registered with them, but the thing is I haven’t been using it lately at all. But the other day my mom, who sighed up as Microsoft’s Trade Partner in Kazakhstan asked me to subscribe her company for Action Pack. And sure enough, they didn’t make it easy on you. You just CAN’T access their subscription page unless 1) you have a LiveID 2) LiveID has to have a .hotmail email account associated with it! After two weeks of back and forth email communication with their reps in Kazakstan, Russia and the States, I finally was able to access their well hidden Action Pack subscription page. And of course to get them to talk to me and to sign in, i HAD to use their so-called LiveID and receive their emails in my hotmail account.

Now I just want to never see that hotmail page again, so i went to the options and tried to forward all the mail to Gmail (which does an amazing job at filtering all the junk while hotmail’s inbox was piled up to the top). But no way Microsoft will let you leave! Not only they tell you to “at least once every 120 days so that your account doesn’t get deleted” but look at this:

You’re only able to forward mail to a custom domain or an e-mail address that ends in hotmail.com, msn.com, or live.com. Please try again.


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