I had set up a hotmail account just to use for this blog.
Well, that plus I wanted to have an internet email account (web mail) to use when I'm traveling. With Hotmail, the price was right (free is hard to beat), and I have some friends who have used it for years and seem to like it.
At first it seemed fine, except it took me a while to get used to moving around in it, saving email addresses in "contacts" and "favorites," that sort of thing.
Then a few weeks ago I couldn't even access Hotmail. It seemed to recognizen my ID and password, but Internet Explorer kept showing me a "Could not connect to server" error message.
That went on for 4 days. I was able to send in a "customer support" email message about my problem. The next day it cleared up "all by itself."
Recently I've been sending emails, and then 2 days later receiving an auto message telling me that my email has been delayed. No reason given, but the message reassures me that I do NOT need to send the email again.
Then on the following day, I get another auto message telling me that the email could not be delivered.
That happened again today, and it was the last straw. I heard a loud "SNAP" and the camel's back broke.
I have now set up a gmail account, and my blog profile shows that as the best way to contact me. If you don't want to go to the profile page to see it, it is:
If any of you readers have saved my hotmail address in your address book or "contacts" file, please change it to the gmail address above.
And thanks, Viki, for helping me with the gmail invitation.
With Hotmail, I guess I got what I paid for. Maybe gmail will be different.