09-26-2001, 09:11 AM
Like the others that have commented on this. What do you guys have to do to allow all of us w/ a hotmail e-maiil address to participate here? I dont want to change my e-mail address just to register here.
09-26-2001, 09:40 AM
yup, won't let me register either.
09-26-2001, 12:36 PM
OK, this is always a touchy subject and there is no pretty answer.
I've been "hacked" several times in the past 5+ years. Each and every time the hacker was hiding behind several, several hotmail addresses.
It takes awhile to run them down, they can bury themselves pretty deep since it's a free service and no proof of identity is required.
So, in the need of self preservation I blocked hotmail addresses from registering, I had to. I didn't do it the first time, or even the second. But after awhile I had to.
There are several other "free email" accounts out there. Yahoo is one of them.
You can get those to forward to your existing hotmail address so you still keep only one email to check.
I know it's a pain in the butt, it's not a perfect world and I'm sorry you have to suffer for the actions of others, but I don't know how to stop the "kids" from causing me lots of grief without taking action.
09-27-2001, 05:01 AM
Great new board.
09-27-2001, 07:54 AM
Scott, just as a point of curiousity on this, but is hotmail unique by allowing users to "hide"? Do the other "free" e-mail providers like yahoo as you suggested limit a person's ability to mask who and where they are? Just curious.
09-27-2001, 11:53 AM
I don't know the answer to that Dennis, all I know is I've never been hacked by any of the others. I'm not sure why.