I have an alternative hotmail account....I've been weeding out spam mail, etc, and deleting everying I can, so I can cancel it. I had problems before where my password wouldn't work and it caused me major problems.
WELL, today i logged into it, and the profile page is the first thing that popped up. My contact e-mail (where they'll send info when you need to find out your password should you forget) had been changed to someone in the UK!!!! I eliminated it..........and am starting over. SHEESH! I will never use Hotmail for important stuff again.........seems to me, 2 times in 6 months, is WAY too many times.
SO - anyone with hotmail....check your profile and check out that contact e-mail address.