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If you use Hotmail, you might have seen a message that says your mailbox can be upgraded to In addition to a new look and feel and tools to help you be more productive, offers more privacy. You’re in control of your data, and your personal conversations aren’t used for ads.

We don’t scan your email content or attachments and sell this information to advertisers or any other company. You decide whether to connect your account to any social networks, and you’re in control of who you friend or follow. 

For more information, see privacy: frequently asked questions

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    how can i remove the security locked icon on my address bar.i can't go on with site.

  2. Anonymous

    hi i got an email on 4/09/2012 marked " E-mail Account ALERT!" Microsoft limit exceeded (581-jtok) and that my account had been suspended as it was tagged as SPAM account?

    the email suggested I click on the link provided to reactivate.

    can you kindly confirm whether this is a fraud email to obtain my details/hack into my account?

    many thanks


  3. Anonymous

    There is one little bug: I can send an email with my personal photo (not professional or private), with an avatar (infantile in business circles), or an empty photo placeholder,ridiculous. Why does force me to have a placeholder?

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