MSN Account
Latest post: Isabelle M., Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:19 AM
Saturday, March 24, 2012 4:29 PM
Please remind me why I am paying for an MSN subscription when hotmail is free.

Thank you,

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Saturday, March 24, 2012 7:11 PM

Hi Paul,

MSN Premium subscription is a service that allows you to use the MSN software (butterfly icon), an internet software that serves as a browser, an email program and a Download Manager in one. It provides you the ability to view your online and offline MSN mail.

Aside from the MSN software, you can also get the following advantages below. 

  1. Round the clock Phone, Chat, and Email Support for Technical and Billing inquiries. You can check the contact details of our MSN Technical and Billing teams via
  2. Free MSN Virus Guard and Personal Firewall c/o McAfee.
  3. Free Webroot Anti-Spyware program (Spy Sweeper).
  4. Ad-free e-mail service that lets you see messages in a preview pane and manage multiple Windows Live Hotmail, MSN and POP3 e-mail accounts using the MSN software.
  5. Unlimited Storage. Your initial email storage capacity starts at 10GB that automatically grows with your needs. For free accounts, email storage is limited up to 5GB
  6. No account expiration. You don't need to log in to MSN or Windows Live Hotmail regularly to keep your account active.NOTE: In a free Hotmail service, you are required to sign in at least once every 270 days to keep the account active. If you fail to do so; all messages, folders and contacts will be deleted and incoming messages will be sent back to the sender as undeliverable.
  7. Automatic Email Forwarding is enabled for all email domains not hosted by Microsoft (ex. Yahoo, Gmail). In regular Hotmail service Automatic Email Forwarding from your email address will be limited to @msn, @live, @hotmail and Microsoft personal domains.
  8. More Safe Addresses. Your Safe Address limit is increased from 250 (free service) to 500 which helps avoid email messages from valid contacts landing in the Junk e-mail folder.
  9. You can add up to 10 email accounts for your subscription so these email accounts can have the ability to use the MSN Internet software

Hope these information helped. Do reply to this post for other questions or concern.


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Sunday, March 25, 2012 7:22 PM
Why do I have to pay for an msn account when every other email system seems to be free?  My friends tell me I am crazy and yet  I don't want to change my email address.  Is there a way to keep my address and not be charged? 

What is so special about msn email that I have to pay?  I can't even get into my email via msn.  A technical person set me up to enter via hotmail so I don't even use the msn to enter and still have to pay?

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:00 AM
If you cancel the MSN subscription, your email address will remain as is and will be accessible via But make sure that you have not exceeded the 5GB or 5,000 MB limit for free email accounts since you may lose them if you do not sign up. You may check your email storage by logging in to Hotmail and pointing on the Folders at the upper left side and clicking on the gear icon to select Manage folders.

Check the features that were mentioned by Sophie previously as to the features that will be changed if you cancel the account.

Hope this helps clarify things. Feel free to reply to this post for any questions and feedback.


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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:31 PM
If I switch to hotmail only, will I get awful advertisements when I pull up my email?

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:19 AM
It depends on the advertisers. You can try to check by creating a free hotmail account. Go to and select Sign up.

Hope this helps. Feel free to reply to this post for any questions and feedback.



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