Thursday, April 9, 2009

"You don't have an inbox...yet" - WTF!?

**Update - As of 9 am April 10th, my hotmail appears back to normal. Whew. I'm going to back it up somewhere, though, because I definitely don't trust microsoft not to screw me again.**

Original post-

Ever since email was invented I've had a hotmail account as my personal account. Like everything else on the internet, hotmail was bought by microsoft, and they f'd it up. Now you can't simply sign into hotmail; you type in your hotmail address and password and are taken into "windows live", which is a god-awful attempt by microsoft to snare you into their crappy immitation versions of facebook, photobucket, aim, etc. Annoying but ignorable... until today.

When I signed in as usual tonight I got this message:

"You don't have an inbox...yet

Sign up for Windows Live Hotmail and get a free, customizable inbox with lots of storage and great security.

Note: Whether you use Hotmail or not, you can always go to your contact list."


BULLSHIT! Yesterday I had thousands of emails going back to 2002, and today I "don't have an inbox...yet"!!!??? Apparently the idiot assholes "upgrading" windows live lost or erased the only part of my account that I actually used, liked, or cared about; my hotmail. I'm afraid to follow their prompts to "sign up" because that might start me over new, eliminating ANY chance I might have of recovering my years of correspondence. Goddamn you microsoft!!! First vista and now this. GRRRR!!!

21 comments:

Marco said...

I don;t think you are alone, check here:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090409205947AAFDqrW

Most likely related to recent WL Mail changes...

Dannon Loveland said...

The same thing happened to me. I even logged on earlier today and it worked fine. I don't know what is going on.

r said...

just happened to me, looking for an answer.

email me at my WORKING yahoo addy if ya find out

blueslover97@yahoo.com

thanks

Adam Goss said...

I hear you loud and clear James, here I am about to check an email for school and "I don't have an imbox...yet" either,WFT!? is quite right...

darbsllim said...

I just got the exact same message! I can access my hotmail inbox on my blackberry though...so I hope this is just an issue that will be solved quickly.

Kerri said...

A poster on Yahoo answers just posted:

"Their server is down. It should be back up within 24 hours. They said there is a small chance of some mail being deleted due to issues. But, hopefully it wont. Im having the same sign in problem and I called the support team and was told to wait it out. The Server is DOWN, it said so on messenger, you can't log in to anything that uses Live Error: 80048820."

Not really acceptable, but at least it's something - we've had the same problem here ...

Di said...

Had same problem. TOTALLY pissing me off. Ended up accessing my hotmail through mail2web.com -- which I'd never heard of but hey, at least I can get to my emails!

ENG 395 said...

Had the same problem and read another post that said you just have to click the logout in the upper right hand corner. I did that and re-signed back in and it brought all of my mail back. Hope it works for all of you!

Kerri said...

Thought you guys would want to know, it looks like the inboxes are still there - you can check them from: http://mobile.live.com/hm/. It is the mobile version of hotmail, but can be checked from your browser. I just tried it and it worked. Yeay for Yahoo answers - heaven knows the answer didn't come from microsoft! lol

Letycia said...

This is BS.. My brother in Mexico can log in to his Hotmail inbox perfectly fine, while I can't do so to either of my 3 accoutns (2 form Mex, one from US).
The only thing I have done that he has not is UPGRADE to the new version of MSN LIVE. I BET that is what is f*ing stuff up.

Letycia said...

OK! Fixed!
Man I think they should send an apology for all the trouble. I really needed to check my email

noran said...

Same thing with me!!

Is this some kinda jock??!!!!!!!

OPIAQ said...

AHHH, thanks a bunch ENG 395, you saved my neurotic ass.

noran said...

Ohh, thanks ENG 395, that worked =)

I agree with I Letycia, they should send an apology for all the trouble they made for us.

ENG 395 said...
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ENG 395 said...

Np, Opiaq. It happened after the most recent upgrade for me as well. Hope it works for everyone else.

Celine Yong said...

If you have a windows mobile phone, you can access your mailbox and see your mails are still there. I was helping my bf to check his email because he is damed pissed with hotmail...but if it is thru browser, it don't work. I think it is bcos of diff webforms - the webpg url for mobile is something mobile.live.com...as for browser url is diff

Neil said...

ok i figured out a way to check hotmail, its a browser issue. (tried google chrome, firefox & IE & no luck) the solution is a browser “Sea Monkey”

Download (PC only unfortunately)
http://www.seamonkey-project.org/

I downloaded & typed in hotmail.com in the search bar, logged in and was able to access my hotmail.

either way hotmail you F**ked up in a big way and i’m changing my email now!

Celine Yong said...

Sea Monkey really works!!Thanks Neil!

Celine Yong said...

Anyway, the sea monkey cannot compose or sent new mails.

Scott said...

James,

One word.

"Gmail"