Where? Here? Maybe? After almost 20 years of Hotmail ( the original free email service), I finally closed down the account today. Although I’d only been using it as a backup email account for personal stuff in recent years, it all started to go horribly wrong about a week ago.
I began receiving over 300 emails a day, 20 an hour, every hour for almost a week – Lucky me, but I’m just not that popular under normal circumstances! On reading the replies to the emails supposedly sent by me, I could see why the response was so large. Those pics aren’t of me, (I don’t look good in a bikini!) and why is everyone calling me Madeleine in their replies? I also seemed to have been multi-tasking as well and become a supplier of specialist (ahem!) medication for men!
So, what’s going on? Well, it would appear that some little scrote had managed to hijack the account and use it for shady purposes – I’m just surprised no-one got in touch to claim their 1.5 million Euros I’d promised them, held in my ‘special account’ in Nigeria!
Anyway, enough is enough, and the only thing to do was to close it down – some of the replies to me were a bit, err, hostile, and it would have been completely impractical to reply to every sender explaining it wasn’t really me clogging up their inboxes!
Don’t ya just luv technology!
I got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for the art of writing seemed to be the perfect combination to contribute a few words to the online community. But I’m no Samuel Pepys! If you’re looking for deep and meaningful comments on a variety of subjects, then you’ve arrived at the wrong site! I only pen for pleasure! On average, my posts appear about twice per month, covering family & friends, cinema visits, eating out, holiday experiences and techy stuff. Oh, and as this is my hobby, there are no sponsored links nor adverts here – it’s all done with love!
I hope you find it enjoyable, interesting and occasionally, even helpful!