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Baldy
29-05-2004, 01:13 PM
I got an email from a friend yesterday saying that MSN is closing down. She was not referring to the chat rooms, but Hot Mail.
While I find it very hard to believe that MSN would shut down its HotMail, funnier things have happened.
Anyone else heard anything?

stu120404
29-05-2004, 01:21 PM
> While I find it very hard to believe that MSN would
> shut down its HotMail, funnier things have happened.
> Anyone else heard anything?

Nope, I think it is a hoax or I would of read about on IDG or NZ herald websites

zqwerty
29-05-2004, 01:31 PM
***NO WAY***

Pato
29-05-2004, 01:50 PM
I obtained a Hotmail address yesterday and there was nothing to suggest they were closing. Perhaps she is referring to the Chat Room?

Mike
29-05-2004, 08:51 PM
The amount MS paid for Hotmail those few years ago, I'd find it quite unlikely that they'd shut it down.

They might, however, consider selling it, considering the legal team that sued them (and won $30 vouchers for their claimants) are asking the courts to award $250m+ in costs for their legal fees - to be paid, of course, by Microsoft.

Mike.

Baldy
29-05-2004, 09:28 PM
Update:
Evidently there was something about it on both zdnet and MS News, although my eyes have gone blurry trying to find it

metla
29-05-2004, 09:37 PM
I think someone may be pulling you leg,zdnet makes no referance to it,and it would be big news if it was getting shutdown,hotmail has millions of users.

I see some concern over the Pasport feature,but that has always been one of MS's stupider ideas.

http://zdnet.search.com/search?q=hotmail&x=0&y=0

Baldy
29-05-2004, 09:55 PM
Thanks Metla..... I suggested that she has the wrong end of the stick, but sometimes there is no arguing with a woman.
I can't see it closing myself, but, they did close MSN Chat which was a biggy

whiskeytangofoxtrot
29-05-2004, 11:34 PM
These hoaxes go round all the time....

"FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: send this to 12 people or MSN are going to shut down hotmail and charge for MSN mesesenger"

Do a quick Google for hoaxes, or check out http://www.vmyths.com/ for a start.

Oh yeah, and don't delete the JDBGMGR file on your computer.

tedheath
30-05-2004, 01:36 PM
MSN isnt closing down its a hoax just like:

There is no such thing as god
There are no such things as ghosts, spirits etc. Mediums are frauds.
there is no bigfoot monster
there is no loch ness monster
there is no yeti
There is no ark on Mt Arafat
Aliens have never visited earth
Elvis is dead
Time travel has never happened and will never happen.
UFOs are not real and the people who believe in them are nuts
Princess Dianne was killed because her driver was drinking and crashed into a wall.
Astrology is a fraud
Hard drives on PCs will crash and you will lose all your data.


tedheath

kiki
30-05-2004, 02:16 PM
You're saying all those things are true tedheath?

Alexis101
14-07-2007, 11:28 PM
MSN isnt closing down its a hoax just like:

There is no such thing as god
There are no such things as ghosts, spirits etc. Mediums are frauds.
there is no bigfoot monster
there is no loch ness monster
there is no yeti
There is no ark on Mt Arafat
Aliens have never visited earth
Elvis is dead
Time travel has never happened and will never happen.
UFOs are not real and the people who believe in them are nuts
Princess Dianne was killed because her driver was drinking and crashed into a wall.
Astrology is a fraud
Hard drives on PCs will crash and you will lose all your data.


tedheath

It is sorta unclear whether or not you beleive some of theis. Also, the first one could upset a few people (if you mean that msn closing down is similar to saying there is a God) and, asumming that is what you meant, I peronally belive that Princess Diana died becuase she didn't wear a seatbelt....

I don't think MSN is closing down, they wouldn't forward it, and they made a stupid typo saying: "YOU WILL COST 10.00 A MONTH TO USE." hmmm. Anyway, I wish people would use bcc for these things, I now have people I have never met/talked to/heard of contacting me about it. :mad:

Metla
14-07-2007, 11:43 PM
:help:

pcuser42
15-07-2007, 08:13 AM
Welcome to PressF1 Alexis101, but please don't post in old threads like this one.

netchicken
15-07-2007, 11:01 AM
2004!!!

Now that is an old thread :)

Explains all the Posts: n/a under the users...

BTW I got an email that said google was closing down ... is it true?

pcuser42
15-07-2007, 11:32 AM
No.

rob_on_guitar
15-07-2007, 11:47 AM
Theres no loch ness monster?:dogeye:

Greg
15-07-2007, 12:59 PM
Theres no loch ness monster?:dogeye:Nor a yeti? Oh no's! :eek:

Agent_24
15-07-2007, 04:49 PM
There are always random chain emails going about saying that MSN will close down. These are always lies.

beeswax34
15-07-2007, 10:57 PM
There was one where apparently MSN was going to run out of user names to issue to new users:D Yeah Right!