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Windows Live Mail Beta is Not for Public

January 4th, 2006

MediaPost reported that trying out Windows Live Mail with Some Fool's instructions is actually a security hole by Microsoft.

In the news:

AFTER A TECH BLOGGER WROTE about a security hole in Microsoft's Windows Live Mail beta over the weekend, hundreds of Web users gained access to the closed beta test of the product. MSN did not return calls for comment as of press time, but the security hole still seemed to exist as of Monday.

We'll have to wait to see what's Microsoft's action on this. If you are still using it, use it at your own risk!

(via Steve Rubel)

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5 Responses

Leo says:

We figure that as a Hotmail user, you know as much as anyone about how an e-mail service should work. That’s why we want you to check out Mail Beta, a new version of the service that we’re working on.

I don’t actually think it is a security hole…

EngLee says:

Hey, does that mean you are invited for the beta testing? Participating the beta testing with that instruction, without invitation, it would be security hole!

nourhan says:

hey , well i read ur post that’s coz i have just receieved an invitation to try the n windows live mail and when i said ok join i got at once an incredible exta storage i don know how or why i’m just afraid of what u said of (a security hole) i didn’t sneak in the system or something i just accepted an invitaion (where i was called as avip hotmail customer) and certainly i’m not! what do i do is it dangerous?
plz reply

EngLee says:

You have nothing to worry, nourhan. Just enjoy the service. 🙂

nourhan says:

thanks alooooot englee 4 ur reply