That is crap! Hotmail sucks really bad in this regard. What did I expect? Well, at least to go 1 day without any junk mail. I have had a gmail account for about 3 weeks and not 1 single piece of junk mail have I recieved.
Hotmail generates about a hundred pieces of spam a week, not that bad considering I get that many or more a day on my real account (I use hotmail only when someone wants an email address but I don't want them to have one).
Originally posted by stara szkapa:
I don't get junk mail on my HOTMAIL free account. The rule I have is to never post to newsgroups using this account. For posting I have separate account.
I guess people don't get junk on Yahoo accounts because they don't use them for posting to newsgroups.
Spammers also do dictionary attacks on well known email suppliers, so if your email account is something easy to guess/calculate like joesmith1, you're going to get a lot of spam.