A couple of weeks ago, I was having problems with my mail, so I applied for a hotmail account. Almost immediately I began getting email porn spam (at seastorm.com) from hotmail accounts. This went on for a couple of weeks, then stopped. I'm not real bright about cookies... and I think (though I can't recall for certain) I HAD to accept cookies in order to sign up for a hotmail account. I've been wondering... was this a coincidence? Or did I get spammed for using hotmail? And is this common practice? >It seems like kind of a slow day, for me anyway. I just read this article ><wrap> >http://joel.editthispage.com/stories/storyReader$139 ></wrap> >from Joel on Software, and thought some of you might find it >interesting. He discusses how Microsoft Passport may bring about an >end to whatever privacy we have left on the web.