Re: Hotmail Account & Jaws

Sorry I called you Jill instead of Will <Grin>!  Jeff
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Will Pearson" <will-pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: Hotmail Account & Jaws


> Hi Jeff;
>
> In order to view Hotmail messages from within Outlook and Outlook Express,
> you need to have Hotmail Plus or MSN Premium, both of which cost money.
> Microsoft introduced this restriction last September
>
(http://www.internetweek.com/breakingNews/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=479031
> 73) in an attempt to reduce spam, as spammers were using this feature in
> conjuntion with scripts, to send mass mail through a hotmail account very
> quickly.
>
> If all you want to do is to use MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger, you do
> *not* need a Hotmail or MSN account.  Your identity for Messenger is
> determined by something called a .Net Passport.  Both Hotmail and MSN
> Accounts get a .Net Passport when you create them, but anyone, even if
they
> don't have an MSN or Hotmail account, can get one.  There's a simple .Net
> Passport sign-up, although it has a graphical word verification test, to
> enable someone to get a .Net Passport.  The sign-up is at:
> http://www.passport.com
>
> A .Net passport is a useful beast.  A lot of companies are using this as
the
> user name/password to sign into personalised web sites.  Microsoft, such
as
> http://www.microsoft.com/careers, use it to identify a user, as do some
> other web sites.  So, it's a useful thing to have.
>
> Will Pearson
> Microsoft MVP (Visual Developer/VC++)
> For information on Microsoft's MVP Program, go to:
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jeff Bohrman" <jeffjaws@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 2:23 PM
> Subject: Hotmail Account & Jaws
>
>
> > Hi All:
> >
> > I've got some issues about Hotmail account.
> >
> > 1.    After establishing a new Hotmail account on Internet, I proceeded
to
> > set up a new account/identity in Outlook Express.  Imagine my shock when
> it
> > said I now need to subscribe!
> >
> > 2.    If subscription is required, how much?
> >
> > 3.    Any of you out there been successful in reading email in Hotmail
> > directly on Internet?  What are some guidelines in doing this.
> >
> > I had set up Hotmail so that I can have access to MSN IM.  What a mess
am
> I
> > getting into!
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Jeff
> >
> >
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