Is Outlook really upgrading its servers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I received the following email. Is it legit. I don't trust anything that tells me to click a link anymore.

    Windows Live Account Authentication:

       Dear Hotmail Account User,       
    • This message is from Hotmail Customer care messaging center, to all Hotmail account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base servers, and e-mail account center. 
      We are deleting all unused Hotmail accounts to create more space for new accounts. You will have to Authenticate your Hotmail Account below to show you are human and to prevent a permanent closure of this email address.
      Do not click on external links, authentication should be done using the authenticate button below. Successfully authenticated addresses will be automatically notified via inbox.    
    • Click here to authenticate. Warning!   
    • Account owners who do not authenticate their account after a month of receiving this update will have his or her account terminated.  
    • Hotmail is committed to protecting your privacy. Your sensitive details will not be shared with any third party.

      Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our online privacy statement.

      Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA

      © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


    Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:57 AM

All replies

  • Mike,

    When you get messages like this, you can always go directly to the site instead of clicking on the email link. That way you are sure you are going to the correct site. I never use the links inside an unexpected email.

    Bill R

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 1:23 PM