For security reasons Microsoft locked people out of their Hotmail accounts recently unless you provide and verify an alternate email address. Without a validation "code" there is apparently no way to view your emails without contacting Microsoft or providing a cell phone number. The end result is that you need multiple email addresses to secure a Hotmail or Yahoo email address?
I realize it's their service and I'm free not to use it but I have some reservations about these requests since I already manage security on my own in other ways. Suggestions?
- Also... not using their service means deleting my account which releases the email address into the public pool, correct? I'm not sure I want someone else getting it either. Decisions decisions.
[edited by: Sgt_Kickaxe at 6:57 am (utc) on Aug 14, 2014]