Sunday, January 8, 2012

Update MSN dilemma.

I am in the process of waiting for a reply from MSN as to how to close down my account. Since my account was hijacked I can't close it yet until I can reset my password. There are a few things I would like to save from that account. The account will close automatically March 1st as they will now charge a fee for MSN Premium. It was nice while it lasted. I was with them for 12 years but it wasn't that much better than the free email accounts that are out there. I have another option which I will pursue if my email to MSN "help" doesn't pan out. I already have two new email accounts though I'm still not sure which one will become my main account. There is a way to transfer my address book over but I need to be able to get back into that account first. If that fails I will have to start entering them all by hand.

I'm writing this on my old desktop computer. It still works but is long in the tooth. What a pain it is to get rid of old computers. I've got an ancient fossilized computer in the closet and this very one I'm using, which is 7 years old and eventually I want to get rid of both of them properly.

It will probably be a day or two until I can get back to normal, such as it is, here on blogger. Over the last two days I have been computered out making sure my desktop, my laptop and my little mini travel computer are all on the same page. All with the same email accounts. I'm still fishing around looking for a way I can change my primary email account. It appears you need permission from the Pope, the President and Oprah. I love my computers (in a non romantic way) and I suppose all these hoops you are made to jump through are in the name of security but then again my security was compromised.

OK I'm about to go out for what has become a ritual on Sunday mornings, breakfast. It is another beautiful day like last Sunday though not as warm as yesterday when the temperature tickled 60. This time I'm bringing my camera with me. Maybe I stop by later after the football games. It depends on how I feel about hitting the computer again. It will be a slow process to put everything right. C'mon MSN answer my email?!

I'm outta here.


  1. Have a wonderful time with your friend!!

    Well, we found out from Spaces that MSN sucks. I hope you get that all straightened around. I have 2 gmail addresses, 1 yahoo and several hotmail addresses in addition to my IP one. If I were to change my IP I would not establish an email acct with them.

  2. I have 2 gmail addresses, 1 excite, 1 yahoo, 1 hotmail, and several others besides my "home internet" account. I'm not at all familiar with MSN. Sounds like you're just another number to them if they don't reply soon. Sorry for your computer brain drain. Enjoy your day. It's clody and cold here.

  3. cloudy! Fine snow coming down now.

  4. I switched to Gmail after Microsoft ruined Spaces and started messing with our email address books. It is much better that Hotmail and I've never regretted it. I haven't had much regard for Microsoft since then, even though it's not far from where I live, and my daughter recently got to test game software there, and brought home free office software because of it.

  5. It saddens me to hear MSN is charging now. Knowing how troublesome they have been in my past experience. Security was always NOT their top priority as patches came after the download, many of them. So sorry you have gotten hacked my friend. Maybe have a t-shirt saying that to warn people. Or maybe a survivor t-shirt. Or maybe a ribbon to wear or even a bracelet saying you survived the MSN Hack. Makes one think don't it? Enjoy your day!!!

  6. I have 3 different email sites. Sorry you have to go through all this.