Yesterday while surfing the net, I needed a test email account, so I tried to create a new email account in Microsoft Hotmail.
I tried to create a new email account as 'email@example.com', and checked the availability of the email id, but it throwed me an error message saying, " The e-mail address contains a word or phrase that is not allowed. Please type another e-mail address.". I am highly confused with the message, why the email id is not allowed; I don't find any phrase or word anything invalid. They only contains alphabets, have a look at it yourself.
Usually, if the e-mail is taken by some one, we will be getting Error message like "The e-mail address is not available. Please try a different address", as seen below
Next, I tried with creating different account called 'firstname.lastname@example.org' [not exactly, just for fun :)] and checked for the availability. But I received the same error message as " The e-mail address contains a word or phrase that is not allowed. Please type another e-mail address.". Is it because ilovemicrosoft, is something not valid, not even Microsoft believe that some one loves them ??
My next attempt tried in bit-tempered mood, creating account as 'email@example.com', once again the same error message!!
firstname.lastname@example.org is ready to go... but I am not ready, just left Hotmail and continued with my coding, peacefully ;).
Although it doesn't seems to be a big issue, I am not able to understand on what basics Hotmail validates with such Error message. Do you find anything in the word 'thisisjustatestmail', 'ilovemicrosoft', 'ihatemicrosoft', which is invalid ...any one got any idea... please correct me if I am wrong... do drop in a line.