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    Senior Member HackerzMaster's Avatar
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    Question A quick question about MSN hotmail.

    Hi all, i was wondering if there was a way in hotmail/msn to search for people by giving their names? I don't mean those who have a public profile, but anyone who has a .net passport or hotmail account. I know a couple of years ago there was something like that in the messenger, you can't get their email adress but you send the an invitation with a small message and they get your email adress. Is something like that still available?

    Thanks in advance..
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    I suggest you check out the "member profiles" facilities but I would guess that you cannot these days.

    but you send the an invitation with a small message and they get your email adress
    That would be a great way to spam people wouldn't it?

    I do recall that in the old days you could do this sort of thing with most mail providers. Spammers have put an end to that, so the ones that I am aware of require the owner of the account to initiate the contact.

    You might like to look at buddy lists perhaps, as I have not used hotmail for a long time. I am also unsure of the differences between the free and pay for versions.



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    Thanks nihil, where are those member profiles?
    What are buddy lists? are they my contact list in the messenger?

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    Sorry,

    It would be called "contact list" in most mailing applications. The "buddy list" is more IM terminology, although mail and instant messaging have been pretty much integrated for a while.

    I don't know about the member profiles. You will have to log in and have a look around all the options.............it might even be accessible through the address book?

    As I mentioned, I have not used Hotmail for several years.

    Once again, there is probably a difference between the paid and free versions.


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    Thanks, Anyone around here with a paid version of hotmail to tell if it has such feature?
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