Go Back   FerrariChat.com > Regional Areas - International > Australia

Reply
 
Share/Bookmark LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-20-2013, 08:49 AM
F1 Rookie
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: HonKong/Coolum, AUST
Full Name: Karen H.
Posts: 4,179
Another geek question

My hotmail (now an outlook) account is operating normally (not the same as well...) on my mobile devices, but when I try to log in on main computer I get a security wall wanting to confirm an alternative contact. That's OK but when I try to change my details, no email option is accessible and I DON'T want to give my phone number. Anyone know if this is for real or a scam?
Secondly, I need a web-based email address since I don't seem to be destined to stay in one place for too long so a local server-based address isn't what I need.. How do I get such a thing? And yes, I'm willing to pay! If someone can explain in simple (blond) language that would be great!
Reply With Quote
Non-Sponsor Ads
  #2  
Old 08-20-2013, 09:32 AM
Aircon's Avatar
Five Time F1 World Champ
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Full Name: Peter
Posts: 54,552
When did Hotmail stop being a web based email???
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-20-2013, 04:03 PM
IanB's Avatar
F1 Veteran
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sydney
Posts: 6,119
Karen,
Get a (free) Gmail account and wind down the hotmail, people will eventually get used to the new address. Gmail can be accessed via browser or imap, I can pm you the imap setup for your mobile devices if you cant find it.

Never give your mobile number to a website, it is a major identity theft risk. Just google your own number - you may be surprised how much comes up.

Ian
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-20-2013, 04:59 PM
ace355's Avatar
Formula Junior
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Australia
Full Name: Chris
Posts: 338
What exactly does this have to do with Ferrari?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-20-2013, 04:59 PM
Steve355F1's Avatar
Formula 3
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Adelaide, South Aust
Posts: 1,593
Quote:
Originally Posted by IanB View Post
Never give your mobile number to a website, it is a major identity theft risk. Just google your own number - you may be surprised how much comes up.

Ian
Had me worried there for a minute - never done this before but I googled my mobile number and was astounded how many "results" came up.
But they all turned out to be bollocks - they were almost all fishing sites and none of them had anything which would identify me unless I was prepared to pay for more information. Funny about that.

Then I thought, what's the difference between this and the old white pages anyway?
So what if my number is linked to my name and address?
As long as its not linked to my credit card or banking details?!

Re hotmail, I haven't noticed anything different but I only use that email when overseas.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-20-2013, 05:00 PM
Aircon's Avatar
Five Time F1 World Champ
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Full Name: Peter
Posts: 54,552
Quote:
Originally Posted by IanB View Post
Karen,
Get a (free) Gmail account and wind down the hotmail, people will eventually get used to the new address. Gmail can be accessed via browser or imap, I can pm you the imap setup for your mobile devices if you cant find it.

Never give your mobile number to a website, it is a major identity theft risk. Just google your own number - you may be surprised how much comes up.

Ian
Thanks for giving me extra paranoia!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-20-2013, 05:37 PM
F1 Veteran
Not Subscribed
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Back in North Qld
Full Name: simon klein
Posts: 5,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by ace355 View Post
What exactly does this have to do with Ferrari?
It's about helping people out,buddy.
All the folk on this thread know each other personally and(some)are techno wizards,as has been shown in the answers.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-20-2013, 06:02 PM
Aircon's Avatar
Five Time F1 World Champ
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Full Name: Peter
Posts: 54,552
Quote:
Originally Posted by simon klein View Post
and(some)are techno wizards,as has been shown in the answers.
Is that where you fit in?
Reply With Quote
Non-Sponsor Ads
  #9  
Old 08-20-2013, 07:04 PM
F1 Veteran
Not Subscribed
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Back in North Qld
Full Name: simon klein
Posts: 5,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aircon View Post
Is that where you fit in?
'kn hardly,more like you smarta#$
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-20-2013, 07:05 PM
F1 Rookie
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: HonKong/Coolum, AUST
Full Name: Karen H.
Posts: 4,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by IanB View Post
Karen,
Get a (free) Gmail account and wind down the hotmail, people will eventually get used to the new address. Gmail can be accessed via browser or imap, I can pm you the imap setup for your mobile devices if you cant find it.

Never give your mobile number to a website, it is a major identity theft risk. Just google your own number - you may be surprised how much comes up.

Ian
Thanks Ian, I already have a gmail account but I fear it will go the way of hotmail hence my question of is there such a thing as a private subscription email service? Every time email is changed it inevitably means some contacts get lost. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-20-2013, 07:08 PM
F1 Rookie
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: HonKong/Coolum, AUST
Full Name: Karen H.
Posts: 4,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aircon View Post
Is that where you fit in?
LOL! A man of many talents, but pooters...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-20-2013, 07:16 PM
greg246's Avatar
F1 Veteran
Rossa Subscribed
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sydney,Australia
Full Name: Greg
Posts: 9,244
what happens if you put in a phoney number?
__________________
faber est suae quisque fortunae
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-20-2013, 08:56 PM
Aircon's Avatar
Five Time F1 World Champ
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Full Name: Peter
Posts: 54,552
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerrari View Post
Thanks Ian, I already have a gmail account but I fear it will go the way of hotmail hence my question of is there such a thing as a private subscription email service? Every time email is changed it inevitably means some contacts get lost. Thanks!
I don't understand the question.

gmail and Hotmail are addresses you can always use forever. you can use both of them in outlook if you like AND they're web based too...what more than that are you looking for?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-20-2013, 09:25 PM
F1 Rookie
Not Subscribed
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Perth
Full Name: Steve
Posts: 3,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerrari View Post
...
...I need a web-based email address...
Aren't they all???


Joking aside I've had my bigpond email address for 17+ years. Haven't had a bigpond internet account for 14+ years though. I pay $20 a year (it might be $20/six months... whatever its trivial) for a "just mail" service.

That said your contacts are locally stored unless you get an exchange service type account (which just mail isn't) - but that is easy to manage through outlook on your PC/mobile.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-21-2013, 01:20 AM
F1 Rookie
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: HonKong/Coolum, AUST
Full Name: Karen H.
Posts: 4,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aedo View Post
Aren't they all???


Joking aside I've had my bigpond email address for 17+ years. Haven't had a bigpond internet account for 14+ years though. I pay $20 a year (it might be $20/six months... whatever its trivial) for a "just mail" service.

That said your contacts are locally stored unless you get an exchange service type account (which just mail isn't) - but that is easy to manage through outlook on your PC/mobile.
Hmmm that's interesting - that's the sort of thing I've been looking for and didn't know it existed. How's the service though? Have you used it overseas much?
Problem isn't with ME losing contacts, but some folk aren't very good at updating THEIR contacts... and yeah, yeah, I hear ya! Just a good excuse for some people to 'lose' me!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-21-2013, 01:23 AM
F1 Rookie
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: HonKong/Coolum, AUST
Full Name: Karen H.
Posts: 4,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aircon View Post
I don't understand the question.

gmail and Hotmail are addresses you can always use forever. you can use both of them in outlook if you like AND they're web based too...what more than that are you looking for?
You didn't read first post - I can access hotmail on my mobile devices, but using main computer I'm locked out by so called 'security' wanting me to update my alternative contact but when I try to change details, no email option is accessible, only phone number which I'm not willing to give. Don't know if this is legit or scam or even a hack?
I also hate the new Outlook version of hotmail.
Reply With Quote
Non-Sponsor Ads
  #17  
Old 08-21-2013, 01:28 AM
SPEEDCORE's Avatar
Two Time F1 World Champ
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Full Name: Toe Knee
Posts: 29,379
Karen,

It's not a scam if you are logging into the hotmail/outlook website.

It's just 2-way verification. GMAIL has been doing this for years. It's an optional feature for security conscious people.

Microsoft Account Gets More Secure - The Official Microsoft Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Microsoft just added this feature this year because they are always behind the times.

I have had my number linked to gmail account for years and never had it compromised.

Someone stealing your snail mail or someone reading your CC details at a store has a better chance at identity theft than linking your mobile to your email account.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-21-2013, 04:02 AM
F1 Rookie
Not Subscribed
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Perth
Full Name: Steve
Posts: 3,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by kerrari View Post
Hmmm that's interesting - that's the sort of thing I've been looking for and didn't know it existed. How's the service though? Have you used it overseas much?
I've used it all over the world and about 6 years of the 17 were living out of Australia. It has and continues to work perfectly well. I also have a similar UK based email address which I pay a similar amount for (and is handy as the contact email for my UK itunes account etc). It too works everywhere.

Send me a PM if you want any more details.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kerrari View Post
Problem isn't with ME losing contacts, but some folk aren't very good at updating THEIR contacts... and yeah, yeah, I hear ya! Just a good excuse for some people to 'lose' me!
I suspected that's what you meant
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-22-2013, 02:15 AM
F1 Rookie
Silver Subscribed
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: HonKong/Coolum, AUST
Full Name: Karen H.
Posts: 4,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aedo View Post
I've used it all over the world and about 6 years of the 17 were living out of Australia. It has and continues to work perfectly well. I also have a similar UK based email address which I pay a similar amount for (and is handy as the contact email for my UK itunes account etc). It too works everywhere.

Send me a PM if you want any more details.


I suspected that's what you meant
Cool thanks for the info. I'll see if I can organise it over the net. If i get stuck I'll pm, thanks!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 PM.


FerrariChat.com has no association with Ferrari S.p.A.
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.