Hotmail users report dumped e-mails
Some users of Microsoft Hotmail started off the new year scrambling to get back e-mails of old. A chorus of frantic users has posted complaints on Microsoft’s online forum that all of their messages have disappeared.
“Please help me get them back,” one user wrote Saturday. “All my kids’ info and pictures are in there!”
Others complain that the majority of the e-mail in their inboxes was sent to their deleted mail folders instead. It is unclear from the posts how widespread the problem is. Technicians have said in numerous threads that the Hotmail team is aware of the problem and working on a fix.
The free Web-based e-mail service is the world’s most used, with about 360 million users globally, according to ComScore.
“At this point it appears to be a limited issue, and Microsoft is working with individual users who are impacted. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers,” Microsoft spokeswoman Catherine Brooker said Saturday. She declined to disclose the cause of the glitch.
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