If you get an email like this in your hotmail account DO NOT reply to it .. and I really mean DO NOT reply to it. Microsoft NEVER sends email like this out!
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From: Windows Live Hotmail Member Services [mailto:member–firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 03 October 2009 10:12
Subject: Upgrade Your Hotmail Live Account.
Welcome to Hotmail.
Attention: Hotmail.com Account holder,
This message is from the Database Information Technology service messaging center, to all our e-mail account holders. All Mail hub systems will undergo regularly scheduled maintenance. Access to your mailbox via our mail portal will be unavailable for some period of time during this maintenance period. We shall be carrying out service maintenance on our database and e- mail account center for better online services. We are deleting all unused-mail accounts to create more space for new accounts.
Find out what else is new or coming soon to Hotmail.
In order to ensure you do not experience service interruptions/possible deactivation Please you must reply to this email immediately confirming your Hotmail.com email account details below for confirmation/identification.You may get this message in your inbox or junk.
1. First Name & Last Name:
2. Full Login Email Address:
3. Username & Password:
4. Confirm your Current Password:
NOTE: YOUR DETAILS WILL NOT BE SHARED.
Failure to complete the above process within the shortest possible time will result in both inbound and outbound failures on your email. This will prevent you from sending or receiving email messages. Make sure the details above are correct to enable us restore your account details; this will help prevent your account from suspending or closing. Users have often told us that the more they use Hotmail.com Service, the more they discover its benefits. We’ll keep working on making Hotmail.com the best email service around, and we appreciate your joining us for the ride.
We are sorry for any inconvenience we might have cause you, Expect our new mail features. Please do help spread this important information by forwarding it to other users. You will be sent a confirmation letter from our customer service after our upgrading.Plan your next event, write a blog, create a discussion group, even get updates from other websites you use. –
“Your Life, Your Stuff, All Together at Windows Live.”
Thanks for understanding our plight.
Engr. Festus English
Windows Live Hotmail ®
For more information or for general questions regarding your e-mail account, please visit Windows Live Hotmail Help. Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.