[thanks to Nerd Jim Humphrey for inspiring this post]
Some of you may be using Bell mail or Sympatico mail and are getting undeliverable mail messsages saying that Hotmail has detected unusual activity on your accounts, and that your account has been temporarily disabled. Another symptom is that you can receive mail but can’t send. This is an issue with some email clients and the Bell mail servers (outsourced to Hotmail).
Resetting the mail account password will temporarily fix it but the problem will persist. Don’t waste your time trying to fix the problem. Call Bell tech support first. It will save you quite a bit of wasted time. You can reach them at numbers here: https://support.bell.ca/en-ON/Customer_service/Contact_us/
5 years ago I told nerds that we needed to brace for 6 months of a cyber crime spree and protect clients that choose to be protected. Little did I know that 5 years later, we...