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I don't know if anyone uses Windows Live Mail (or Hotmail, as I've been using it for the last 8 years), but their newest Ajax-y version does about 50 million requests/second for new information.

It's very annoying and somewhat taxing on the browser, because it acts like a page refresh (almost, but not quite). Is there a way to prevent this behavior?

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closed as off-topic by Al E., jonsca Nov 2 at 7:37

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Hotmail has become Outlook.com. Is this still an issue? –  Al E. Oct 21 at 17:14