Hotmail Upgraded!!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by TDM21, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

    TDM21

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    I come in form class today and like usual I checked my hotmail accoutn for new messages. To my surprise I now have a 250 MB inbox instead of 2.5 mb

    Hotmail now includes a 250 mb inbox, ability to transfer attachments up to 10mb, MSN Calender, and message blocker.

    Here is the link of new features
     
  2. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    looks like gmail had an effect on yahoo and hotmail :)

    competition pays off once again
     
  3. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    :eek: :eek:

    awsome!!! i better open a new Hotmail Account ;)

    thanks for lettin us know :)
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Hate to be a party pooper but this is pretty old news, just took Hotmail a long time to upgrade some accounts. My account was upgraded a couple of months ago now.
     
  5. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    of coure they eliminated acess through entourage unless you have a paid account, whcih eliminates the one feature I actually cared about and was the entire reason Iw as using hotmail in the first place. Sigh.

    My account still hasn't been upgraded to 250 megabyte though.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, so straw poll straw poll...has anyone been blocked consistently from using httpmail and mail.app to access their hotmail account? Mine still works.

    And btw I have the other upgrades -- the mail blocker and so on....

    But my hotmail account is from erm...hotmail Japan...because I got it for pen-palling. :cool:
     
  7. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    I keep hearing this, but my (free) account still works, and it's been upgraded for a couple of weeks now.

    Is anyone actually unable to access their upgraded hotmail accounts through Entourage?
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  9. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    Mine stopped working the day I heard it. I assumed it was effective immediately. If its still working for you, maybe I'll go back and try it again and see if it works now. Maybe they were just having glitches the times I tried it and couldn't get through (wouldn't be the first time)
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Go back to the httpmail site and try getting the latest version. I think around that time I had to upgrade to get it to work again.

    It has some other juicy upgrades too. :)

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/httpmail-plugin
     
  11. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    I'm still running on OS 9, so this doesn't applies to my situation. I'm using entourage for OS 9. But thanks for the info.
     
  12. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, oops, sorry, I thought you were talking about mail.app. :(
     
  14. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    do you have to do anything to upgrade an old account, I'm still seeing 2 mb
     
  15. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Nothing but wait, apparently they're doing it from earliest accounts created to latest.
     
  16. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    Mine has been upgraded.....a few weeks after I spent hours cleaning it out b/c I was at 90% capacity.
     
  17. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I feel that pain.

    I've had my account for 6 years, and it was upgraded yesterday.
     
  18. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    Mine still has only 2MB. What does it take for one's accont to be upgraded?

    I don't use the account that much anyway... :rolleyes:
     
  19. zv470 macrumors 6502

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    Mine is only 2MB as well :( I've had that account for years. I wonder how they decide whoes accounts get upgraded earlier.

    Wonder if I should just sign up on a new account. Hmnf.
     
  20. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    That's how long I've had mine ('98) and it was upgraded recently. So to all of those waiting, they've made it up to the year 1998 with their account updates.
     
  21. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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  22. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    All the accounts are hosted on different servers. They basically upgrade each server individually (or a group of so many at once). Because of previous upgrades, there is really no rhyme or reason to the patterns.

    BEN
     
  23. russed macrumors 68000

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    i dont think it is done on date signed up basis as mine hasnt been done (early 2001) and i know someone who started theirs after mine has been upgraded for ages!

    i just want it upgraded even though i never use it!
     
  24. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    weirdest thing. Right after reading this thread here at work, I go home yesterday, and they've upgraded my account finally. Still can't access through entourage, but the account is fully upgraded now.
     
  25. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    netscape mail was also upped to 250mb. Market research must have shown that if your service is 1/4 as good as the competition, people won't bother switching.
     

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