I have a Hotmail email account and have had it for some time now but over the past 6 months or so I am continually asked about security codes and it makes logging into my account a real problem. I really don' t want to delete this account as there are so many who email me to this account as well most if not all of my ham radio messages are handled via this Hotmail account. This evening I was once again logging into my email account and now Microsoft is demanding I have them send a "code" to me and it has to be done through a different email account. I do have another account that I use now and then (Gmail) but what about those who do not! What…….you have to open another email account just so Microsoft can email a "code" that you cut and past into you hotmail account so you can prove you are who you say you are!!! Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].
I had the Hotmail cop's send me a "code" to my Gmail account and was told it was sent, well when I opened up my Gmail there was no "code" just a link so I clicked on the link. I was taken to a page that asked me to enter my Hotmail account that I was trying to verify. I thought I am in the home stretch so I entered my long time Hotmail account and was told "We're not ready for you yet, your account is still in the waiting period." WAITING PERIOD FOR WHAT!!!
When you move to a new address you can get the post office to forward your mail is there anything out there that allows my Hotmail emails to be forwarded to my Gmail account.?I have had it with Microsoft and the "code" they want to send me so I can let them know I am who I say I am!!