Is Hotmail Shutting Down?

Is the story that Hotmail is shutting down true — or is it an urban legend or hoax?

Is Hotmail Shutting Down?

Subject: Fwd: Hotmail is shutting down, pls read this if you have hotmail.

Dear Hotmail User,

Because of the sudden rush of people signing up to Hotmail, it has come to our attention that we are vastly running out of resources. So, within a month’s time, anyone who does not receive this email with the exact subject heading, will be deleted off our server. Please forward this email so that we know you are still using this account.


Hotmail is overloading and we need to get rid of some people and we want to find out which users are actually using their Hotmail accounts. So if you are using your account, please pass this e-mail to every Hotmail user that you can and if you do not pass this letter to anyone we will delete your account.

From Mr. Jon Henerd
Hotmail Admin. Dept.

Editors Note: Not true. Hotmail is NOT shutting down.

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