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September 1, 1999

On Monday, news sources reported the existence of a bug
which allowed anyone to access anyone else's Hotmail
account, and read and send email from that account.

While Microsoft says they've resolved the security breach,
we here at Top5 thought we'd be helpful and provide
the following list as a public service announcement:

The Top 11 Signs Someone's Been
Using Your Hotmail Account

    1. "Honey, why is an 18-wheeler from backing into our driveway?"

    2. One Secret Service agent is sitting on your head while another is slapping cuffs on you.

    3. Apparently, your flame war with is about to turn ugly.

    4. When you log on, your computer says "You've got lawsuits!"

    5. Your inbox is filled with sheep porno and you're strictly a goat porno kind of guy.

    6. You're suddenly getting more Spam than the Hormel outlet store.

    7. Sotheby's says the Rembrandt is yours and that you now owe them $71,000,000 and change.

    8. You now have 130,000 ClubTop5 subscriptions and Chris White is on the cover of Business Week.

    9. Terse "Knock it off, Oedipus" email from your Mom.

    10. Your wife calls you at the office to report that Pogdi, your Pakistani mail-order bride, has arrived.

      and the Number 1 Sign Someone's Been Using Your Hotmail Account...

    11. "The resistance welcomes your involvement. Your contact information has been forwarded to a local insurgent who will bring supplies and reinforcements to you immediately."

Join ClubTop5 and check out the Runners Up submissions for this list!

Selected from 93 submissions from 36 contributors.
Today's Top Five List authors were:

  • Matt Siske, Dayton, OH -- 1 (3rd #1)
  • Kevin Hawley, Fairless Hills, PA -- 2 Email / Hall of Famer
  • Martell Stroup, Boston, MA -- 3 Email
  • Dave Henry, Slidell, LA -- 4 Email
  • Mark Weiss, Austin, TX -- 5, 10
  • Bill Muse, Seattle, WA -- 6 Email / Hall of Famer
  • Fred Hesby, Portland, OR -- 7 Email / Website
  • Larry G. Hollister, Concord, CA -- 8, RU list name Email / Website / Hall of Famer
  • Wade Kwon, Birmingham, AL -- 9 Email / Website
  • Jim Rosenberg, Greensboro, NC -- 11 Email / Website / Hall of Famer
  • Tristan Fabriani, Passaic, NJ -- Topic Email
  • Lori Carmona, Manassas, VA -- Banner Tag
  • Mark Schmidt, Santa Cruz, CA -- Honorable Mention list name Email
  • Chris White, New York, NY -- List owner/editor Email / Hall of Famer
  • Black Sabbath, Birmingham, England -- Ambience

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