Hotmail Chain E-Mail
(Unused Accounts Hoax) 

Classification Status

Urban Legend

Chain Mail



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This is a widespread chain letter that claims that Hotmail is running out of space. It is just a hoax and a Chain E-Mail. Ignore it and bin it. In many ways this is similar to the older Hotmail Charge hoax.

There is no such way to track e-mail (yet) it's just a hoax. How spamming 15 people can ensure your Hotmail account doesn't get closed seems a case of negative logic, as sending spam from your Hotmail account is likely to get your account canceled!

The only people this might help are those that send spam (Bulk Mail) as you are providing them with information that your Hotmail account is valid and in use, and therefore you are worth more to them when they sell on your e-mail address.

Below is the hoax newsletter that is being received:

Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax/chain e-mail and do not pass on any messages regarding it. Passing on messages about this hoax serves only to further propagate it.

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