Microsoft Webmail Change May Inadvertently Miss Desired Email

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled Outlook.com, its revamped Webmail interface, replacing its former MSN and Hotmail offerings. While Outlook.com will work with Hotmail and MSN addresses, Microsoft is offering an option to change your address over to outlook.com, an option several million users have apparently taken.

This can be a metaphorical double-edged sword. On one hand, when you switch to a new address, you don’t have to worry about getting slammed with an inbox full of junk mail offers for cheap medications and pleas from deposed Nigerian princes to help them transfer millions of dollars for a share of the profits – or at least until spammers somehow get your email address again.

On the other hand, this same switching of addresses can also prevent you from getting information that you do want. These include things like automatic billing notices, account alerts, and the “OWC Tips n’ Deals” & “Hot Deals Blast” mailings. If you don’t update the account information for those important emails, those messages will go to the old address and/or get bounced back to the server, which (depending on the nature of the mailing account) can cause other problems down the line.

Fortunately, remedying that is a fairly simple matter; in most cases, all you need to do is go to the Account Information for whatever service you have set to send you email alerts and change your email address. With our “Tips n’ Deals” and “Hot Deals Blast,” you just need to just re-register with the new address. It’s a painless process; just a couple of minutes and you’re back to getting the information that you want. And you don’t need to worry about our lists contributing to the spam in your inbox; OWC has never and will never sell, trade, or otherwise provide your information to a third party or submit your information for another list. We hate spam as much as you do and privacy is very important to us.

 


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