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Hotmail Is Shutting
Down, May Cancel Accounts Or Start Charging Unless You Send Emails Protesting The Action-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
are a number of Hotmail eRumors making the rounds:
...In one, an email from a Hotmail executive says Hotmail is getting too crowded and
that you should forward his email to 20 people or your account will be
deleted. This is said to be because Hotmail needs to find out who is really using their Hotmail
account and who is not.
...Other versions say Hotmail may start
charging $25 for the service
...Others say Hotmail is going out of
business and you need to forward all your important mail to a new
is a free email service through MSN and it is not shutting down or
announcing any new charges.
Some of the eRumors about Hotmail don't make any sense. If
Hotmail was changing anything important, wouldn't it just announce
that to Hotmail customers? Why would there need to be an eRumor
through other mail services. Also, one of the eRumors says
Hotmail is trying to validate how many people are using the
service. Hotmail already knows that.
Some real examples of the stories that
have been circulated:
Example #1 Subject: Hotmail is booting you off!!! Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 13:11:29 CDT
Dear Hotmail User,
Our hotmail system is getting to crowded!! We need you to forward this to at least 20 people. I know this seems like a large number, but we need to find out who is really using their account. If you do not send this to at least 20 Hotmail members, we will delete your account.
Sorry for this inconvenience.
Sincerely, Director of Hotmail Services Aaron Lopez
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