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How to upgrade your hotmail account to 250MB!

 
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From another board:

In ten easy steps, which will take only a few minutes, you get 250mb extra storage room! This worked for me but backup your e-mails and addresses first in case anything goes wrong.

1: Log in to hotmail and go into �Options�

2: Go to the submenu �my profile� and choose from the dropdown-menu/fill in the following:
Country: United States
State: Florida
Zipcode: 33332

(make sure the birthdate is set to a date/year which indicates that you are older than 13!!)

3: Save the information and go back to the �Options� screen

4: Go to the �Language� submenu

5: Change the language to �English� and save that information

6: Click on this link: http://www.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/accountclose

If that didn't work try this: http://by17fd.bay17.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/Accountclose

or this: http://memberservices.passport.net/memberservice.srf?lc%2043

and press �Continue� until you arrive to the �Close Accounts� screen

ATTN Backup your e-mails and/or addresses just to be sure!!

7: Now press �Close Account� (your account will NOT be lost!! Read the following steps if you don�t believe me )

8: Now go back to hotmail.com and log in with your old e-mail address and password

9: Now you will get a message that your �Reserved Account� has been activated.

DONE!

Or not?

Your 'Inbox' is now 25mb instead of the former 2mb or the 250mb I promised you. If all went right, your e-mails and addresses will all still be there!

But why 25mb you ask?

You get an e-mail from hotmail.com:

Quote:

You may notice that your storage meter for your e-mail inbox only says 25 MB instead of 250 MB. Please allow us at least 30 days for us to bump up your storage to the complete 250 MB.**** It is important to check your inbox regularly during this time.

This means that you�ll have an account for 25mb (still a lot more that 2, right?!) for about 30 days. Microsoft will bump it up to 250mb after that!

10: Make sure you�ll keep the language, country, etc. settings as they are now. After /Microsoft/hotmail bumps the 25mb to 250mb, you can change everything back to as it was (the language you prefer!).

So don�t forget to regularly check your Inbox.

And don�t forget: This does NOT mean you have an unlimited account!! Your account will still be subject to deactivation after being idle for 30 days!
[ January 03, 2005: Message edited by: Ashok Mash ]
 
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It worked for me, did it with out doing the backups, it works!
 
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works for me too ..

I think, it works without taking backup because I activated account very next minute after deactivating it.

thanks Ashok..
 
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It worked for me too.
 
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It worked for me too.

Ashik
 
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So many people still using Hotmail!
 
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Originally posted by Mani Ram:
So many people still using Hotmail!



My first account(created by myself) on net .. so just dont want to abandon it.
 
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it doesn't work for me.
When I pressed "Close Account" , they say :
I should contact Hotmail in order to close the account...
any ideas ?
 
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Originally posted by Mani Ram:
So many people still using Hotmail!



I use it as a spamtrap. If someone wants an email address and I don't trust them with my main one...
 
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I use hotmail as a spam trap too. To be honest I would've expected the address to become completely unusable years ago, as I'm sure it is on many, many spam lists now. But Microsoft has done a pretty good job with the spam filtering, so it's still usable (so far).
 
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Yippee! It worked for me ! Thanks Ashok !

Originally posted by John Todd:
it doesn't work for me.
When I pressed "Close Account" , they say :
I should contact Hotmail in order to close the account...
any ideas ?



They tell you to contact hotmail and provide a button at the bottom, just click it, now you'll have to enter your password again and the next screen will contain the close account button, now follow the steps as mentioned
 
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y would u do all this when gmail gives 1GB to start with??

--unofficial spokesman of g gle ... ....no offence meant.just trying to kill time and trying if I can get someone to give out the gmail invite and be frnds with...
 
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Hi,
Thanks Mash! It works without backing up. Right now it is 25MB, lets see when I got an appended 0

Bye,
Viki.
 
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Ashok, Great Discovery!

It work for me......i got 25MB......have to wait for 250MB.
Thanks
 
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for me wait is over .. I have 250 MB now
 
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hey hey!!got it!!! thanks dude..
 
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Didn't work, shall retry tomorrow. May be some mistake.
 
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