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Bulk move items from deleted to inbox in Hotmail

So I was checking my Hotmail account this morning, and not paying very much attention when I attempted to mark the whole inbox as read. Instead, I "emptied" the inbox folder, which put everything in ...
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Is it possible filter messages in Hotmail using boolean OR / AND conditions? [closed]

Is there any trick to put different criteria in one folder? Or add criteria in a field with boolean conditions? Is it only possible to add a condition and a new folder (not in an existing folder)?
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Login to Hotmail without a Windows Live ID

I have a Hotmail account which I haven’t used for about 6-8 years. I’m pretty sure that I didn’t have a Windows Live account back then. How can I still login to that account with my old credentials? ...
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How to block someone that redirected his email spams to your email address?

I have two friends (yes, belive or not they are my friends) that are redirecting all the email spam they receive to my email address. This makes my Hotmail account receive 30 spams per hour (that are ...
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Hotmail sometimes sends a page with an error on it, so I cannot access anything. How to fix?

I need to use a public computer sometime and Hotmail sends a page with an error on it, so I cannot access anything on the page. It says, "Error on the page"' but I cannot get this to change no matter ...
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Subscribe to Google Contacts Birthday Calendar from Hotmail

I'm currently trying to subscribe to my Google Contact's Birthday calendar from Hotmail, so far without success. I've used the ical link from the calendar settings in Google to create the ...
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I changed my Hotmail password on the web site and I cannot login from my mobile clients

I changed my Hotmail password from the hotmail.com web site. I have a few mobile clients that use Exchange protocols to access Hotmail. When I updated my mobile clients to the new password, they could ...
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Way to ensure that my sent email was read

I would like to ask if there is any way to ensure that my sent email was read, and to ensure also that the attached files were opened. I use Hotmail.
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Running Hotmail conversations oldest to newest (like Gmail)

Hotmail has Gmail-style conversations nowadays, but they're exactly backwards, in my personal opinion: they run newest to oldest, rather than oldest to newest. I can change the order of the thread ...
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Can't remove contacts from “TO” list and they aren't in my Contacts list in Hotmail

My Hotmail had been hacked in the past and used to send out spam. Changing the password seems to have stopped it. I now have about 5 porno sounding contacts that show up when I compose a new email ...
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Hotmail Account Hacked, No Phone Code

One of my associates had their Hotmail account broadcasting spam, and presumably hacked. They managed to change the password, but after that, the account got locked; Hotmail asks you for a phone ...
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Relatively painless way to merge email and Google accounts?

I've got into a bit of a mess with my email situation, and am looking for a way to resolve this as painlessly as possible! I have one Hotmail account, and three Google account. Just to complicate ...
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Remove “sent on behalf of” message from Hotmail alternate accounts [closed]

Is there a way of not showing the "sent on behalf of" indicator when sending an email from an alternative email account in Hotmail?
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How to filter messages in Hotmail?

I am forwarding my Hotmail account's email to my Gmail account, and it's working fine. Does anyone know to add filters like Gmail does? For example: like when it forward the email to any other ...
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Attaching SkyDrive files to Hotmail emails

I love SkyDrive, but find it frustrating when I want to attach a file that's on my SkyDrive to a new Hotmail message. I have to download the SkyDrive file to my computer and then attach the file to ...
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Problems in signing in to Hotmail

Seem that someone tried to sign in to my email in live.com with a wrong password too many times. So I am locked out right now. I can reset my password just with security question, but that lovely guy ...
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Import email addresses to Hotmail contacts without inviting as friends

I'm trying to set up a group of contacts in Hotmail with an imported list of email addresses. Under Contacts there is a manage menu that has an Import option. However, that lets me import a list of ...
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How To Blacklist Spam Emails With Forged Addresses?

I have been receiving SPAM emails from forged addresses to my Hotmail account. They are filtered and classified as junk. What i want is to blacklist these SPAM messages to never receive them at all. ...
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Windows Live ID exists but Hotmail says it is incorrect

I have been trying to reset the lost password for my Hotmail email address on Windows Live. I am using the page https://account.live.com/password/reset , and it gives the following message: "The ...
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Hotmail account is automatically sending emails, no evidence in Sent folder

After clicking a link in a message, my Hotmail account sent emails to all the people in my address book. The email itself is not present in the Sent folder items. Bizarrely, the problem occurs from ...
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How did my email get hacked? What to do next?

I use Hotmail. My password was strong (upper/lower case letters, digits, and special characters. No dictionary words. It was only 8 characters, maybe that was the problem? I only use this password ...
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How to mark all unread email as read on Hotmail

I have around 2K email as unread in Hotmail. How can I mark all of then as read in one go?
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Free email portal with forwarding feature

I'm looking for a free email portal that supports forwarding my mail to my main email for free. What are some good solutions? Gmail doesn't work because all the memorable email addresses under 10 ...
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Can't block spam email from a very specific email account on hotmail

I am receiving spam email from a specific email address for some time now. The email account has obviously been hijacked and abandoned. However that's not the problem. I have attempted to block this ...
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E-mail user services deletion account policy for inactive accounts?

Is there any deletion account policy for web based email services like Yahoo, MSN or Gmail? For example if you don't access your account for a while will it be deleted?, will it be deactivated only? ...
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Why can't Hotmail (or other providers) tell the difference between spoof and real emails?

Why can't Hotmail tell the difference between spoof and real emails from a domain (such as blizzard.com)? I get swamped with phishing emails from "blizzard.com" so I put it on my blacklist but then I ...
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Importing contacts from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Facebook

I need to import my contacts from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Facebook and many more. I am aware of the Google APIs. Are there any libraries which allow me to import all the contacts or should I dirty ...
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Hotmail and Facebook accounts have been hacked

Both my Hotmail and Facebook accounts have been hacked and I am not able to access them. My email account has important information and data. How do I retrieve my accounts?
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How to limit inbound Gmail (ideally) or other free web email to only from contact list (to make it kid-safe)

I'm trying to make my kids' (ages 9.5 and 9.5) gmail accounts safer. Is there a way to limit (filter, etc.) inbound email to only email from folks on their contact list?
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How can people still be getting spam from a hotmail account that's been closed?

My wife had an old hotmail account which she recently closed. Some people that she used to communicate with from that account have recently been receiving spam emails from this account. I don't see ...
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Sending existing office file from skydrive in hotmail [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Attaching SkyDrive files to Hotmail emails I have a office file in the skydrive and I want to attach the file in hotmail. Is there any way other than downloading the ...
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Import Hotmail Emails in Folders to Google Apps Premier

I have a Google Apps premier account and I'd like to migrate my archive of old Hotmail emails into this account. I know I can use POP and Google Email Uploader on my Mac to move all of the emails ...
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How to See and Edit my Hotmail Rules?

(this is a question I had myself. I eventually found the answer, and hope that by posting it here, someone else will be saved the pain I had) I have created a number of rules for moving mail into ...
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How to check if somebody else is signing to my Yahoo account

I have Hotmail/Yahoo/GMail email accounts. How to check if somebody else is logging in to my email accounts? I mean Sometimes I send offline message to my Yahoo Messenger but when I log in to my yahoo ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows Live Mail from doing mass requests?

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 ...
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Signing out of Hotmail Returns me to MSN Page - Can I change that behaviour

When I sign out of GMail, it returns me to the GMail login screen. When I sign out of Hotmail, it takes me to the MSN screen which is a bit annoying, because, I would then have to do either of the ...
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Hotmail deletes mail in “Deleted” folder after 7 days

I recently signed up to Hotmail and to keep my inbox clean I've always deleted messages (these messages then go to the Deleted mail folder) and I quite often go there to find an old message that I ...
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@hotmail.com or @live.com?

is there any difference between email accounts created with either domain?advantages disadvantages?. There must be a reason for Microsoft creating the @live.com domain.
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Import Hotmail friends to Twitter?

How can I import my Hotmail friends over to Twitter? The old importer doesn't seem to work.
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How can I reset a Hotmail password if I don't know the security question?

My sister recently changed her Hotmail password and she can't reset it, because the security question looks like this: The question was written long time ago in Greek and apparently Microsoft ...
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Email POP3 forwards from hotmail to gmail takes too long?

Hi I am forwarding email from my hotmail to gmail account. But it takes a lot of time from my hotmail to gmail. Typically its taking at least an hr before it arrives in my gmail when i have received ...
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How do I turn off messenger in the new Hotmail UI?

Logging into hotmail logs me out of my MSN Messenger client since their last update. Very frustrating. Is there any way to turn off the Messenger web UI in Hotmail?
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In Hotmail, can I forward an email I've received as an attachment?

Does Hotmail let me forward an email as an attachment? When I try forward an email it reformats the contents and puts greater=than signs in front of every line.
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How can I send from Hotmail with a different from address

I have set up an email forwarder, from let's say jon@example.com to jon@hotmail.com. Jon wants to be able to send email from within hotmail that appears to come from jon@example.com. How can you do ...
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How to switch to the new hotmail?

I was recently informed that there was a new GUI for hotmail that uses Silverlight. How do I switch to it?
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How to retrieve forgotten Hotmail password

I have forgotten my Hotmail account password. What is the procedure to retrieve my password? Note that I'm not asking where the link is. I want to learn about the procedure (i.e. if they ask me about ...
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How to auto-forward email from Hotmail? [closed]

Some time ago -back in about 2006 (I was a late adopter)- I switched my primary email account from Hotmail to Gmail. I don't want to delete the account, if only for the remaining web-services and ...
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Export contacts from Yahoo! & Hotmail to Outlook 2007

How can I export my contact lists in Yahoo! and Hotmail accounts to Outlook 2007? If you have done that before, was it easy and %100 percent successful (i.e. no missing or duplicate entries)?
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Hotmail registration date

Does anyone know if there's a place where you can see the date you've registered your Hotmail or Live email address?
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Hotmail is sending Swedish characters ä, å and ö as E4, E5 and F6?

I've gotten complaints that the "Swedish characters" (ä, å, ö) are getting corrupted when I send e-mail through Hotmail. They show up as E4, E5 and F6 instead. The e-mail itself says ...