I am so frustrated right now ...I could spit nails ...at SPAMMERS and ME!
I was cleaning out e-mail contacts and at bottom were 3 contacts ..SPAM... contacts that I did not allow into my contact box. I could not delete them because they did not show in the contacts option to delete.
(HOW did they get there? And HOW is it they can't be deleted?)
Anyway ...so I went back into options and in my effort to delete the contacts ...I ...instead deleted the Entire e-mail account from my computer.
My Hotmail address is a crazy ..too long address ...but I've had it since 1995. The address was meant to be a joke, but instead ..it ended up being my main address, meaning not only do most people contact me there, but also all my business confirmations, etc come through there. Even now, I have important e-mails to respond to. Plus ..all the addresses I would lose.
Now ...all is NOT lost, because Older son was able to bring it up on his computer at work. Great! Now their IT has my e-mail account/info. But ..I don't! And he has access to my info ...but I don't! He can read whatever ...but just the idea someone else can when you can't. Their isn't anything bad, but definitely personal.
I am sure I can go to younger son's computer tonight and access.
But ...I want access from THIS computer now!
I have blocked Hotmail from coming up.
Does anyone out there know what I can do to remove this Hotmail block in my computer? I can't even contact Hotmail.
If I try to go to Hotmail.com, I get the address I banned, but won't open. I would think I just have to go back into Hotmail and go to that filter section and undo it. I hope it is that easy? But ..I deleted it. Whatever that means for the long term. But, I did not delete the account. Just from this computer. And again ...not just the account, but the Hotmail. com address to the main sight. If I could get to that ...I could get to my e-mail to sign on. *sigh*
But, if I can't ever again access the account from this computer ...then I have to change everything and contact everyone regarding the change and I really prefer not to have to do that.
And then ...does anyone know how the spammers got in to my personal contacts and how to remove them? I know it is just e-mail, but it feels like a violation of my privacy and personal space and I don't appreciate it at all.
I wouldn't even have a junk mail collection box if people or companies I care about didn't show up in there sometimes.
Update: I can sign in, but once in ..the screen goes blank if I try to access anything in my e-mail account. The only thing showing is the address I filtered/ I think it is the address I filtered. It's similar. So, it may be that even my son could not get into the account to undo it.
I have e-mails from my mentor ...my dear friend that passed away in 2008, that I saved, but never printed. E-mails ...special ones from other people. Pictures. And people I am to respond to now. Business confirmations ...so many things.
I do believe that one should not put all their eggs in one basket ...and yet I still do at times.
Update 19:41 Son stopped by after work to fix the problem. He couldn't find what I did and so set my Hotmail up on a different browser. Just can't use Hotmail on Firefox anymore. I am grateful all is not lost.
Thank you son! :)