Hotmail is not Hot

@danzer (2727)
Philippines
February 1, 2008 1:46am CST
Why do many internet marketers does not recommend hotmail as email address? any ideas behing it?
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@quawertz (778)
• Philippines
13 Feb 08
I really do not have an idea as to why these "internet marketers" do not prefer hotmail. MAybe it is because yahoomail and gmail is more popular than hotmail??(I really don't know) I have a hotmail account but I rarely open it. So rare that I have to activate my account numerous times and get my mails deleted always.
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• United States
1 Feb 08
The reason is because a hotmail address is likely to be a secondary or "dump" mail account. Addresses of this nature (hotmail, yahoo, gmail etc..)usually result in less turnover or profit to the marketer. If a potential client or participant uses an email address from their internet provider or their own domain there is a much higher chance that account will be their main account. Which means they are a-lot more likely to see and pay attention to any relevant emails and in turn generate more profit for the marketer.
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@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Feb 08
Actually I think Microsoft usually provides good service. I like Hotmail and I have used it since 1997. Most of the time it won't have big problems. Hotmail is still my main email account.
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• United States
1 Feb 08
Maybe its because other mails are becoming more popular, like gmail and yahoo and...iono what else. I still use hotmail if thats a consolation :P i've been using it as my main email since 2001, which is both a good and bad thing seeing as how I thought the name "linkmasta" was clever back when i was twelve years old :P
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@PTCRokr (186)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I just wanna say that your title suggests that the name comes from being HOT but it actually comes from HTML. THat's how hotmail was formed. Hotmail is getting boring and other e-mails like Gmail are new and fresh. People want change.
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@BYOLA2871 (4371)
• South Africa
14 Mar 08
i used to have an email address with hot mail but i stopped using it because its always slow to open and this waste considerable time for me,but ireally have no other reasons for not using it but i guess these sites have good reasons