If you use Hotmail, and you suspect that you haven’t been receiving e-mails (or, that people haven’t been receiving e-mails you sent) then maybe you aren’t just crazy.. Maybe Microsoft is actually deleting your e-mails (that contain attachments) to save disk space and bandwidth!
Hal Licino on Hubpages put this theory to the test, carrying out a number of tests both between separate Hotmail accounts, as well as messages into and out of Hotmail with another ISP. The results were that, on average, 74% of all e-mail with attachments were unceremoniously (and without any indication) deleted! no error messages, no notice… they just disappear.
The lowest rate of deletion was 59% (an ISP sending to Hotmail) and the highest rate of deletion was 81% (Hotmail sending to an ISP) — both of which are 100% unacceptable!
Read the full article at Hubpages.