Friday, January 23, 2009

Hotmail sucks

I've had to undergo the pain of accessing my brother's hotmail account a few times in the last couple of days. He was expecting an important email and he wanted me to check.

The first screen has some indecipherable text on the left. Take a look:

It reads thus: "##li4##Powerful Microsoft technology helps fight spam and improve security.##li19##Get more done thanks to greater ease and speed.##li16##Lots of storage (5 GB) - more cool stuff on the way.##BR## ##BR## ##A##Learn more##/A##"

What do you want me to say about this? How incredibly funny! Is QA totally dead at Microsoft?

Another funny thing is - this site is www.hotmail.com. Yet, when I type my brother's email id without the '@hotmail.com', it complains! It asks me to type the entire email id. Well, I know you can use other domains (passport, they call it - funny eh?). But can't you take the default as hotmail? Like google does?

Anyway, I'm off to Goa in a few hours. So, there will be silence on the blog for a few days. I return on Monday, the 26th. Peace on earth!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Journey Kamal.

Kamal Shah said...

Thanks!

Madras Hash said...

Hotmail allows ids like xyz@msn.com and several other ids too. Which is why you need to type in the whole email id. Google allows xyz@googlemail.com in addition to xyz@gmail.com