I decided to clean out my Hotmail account as I had accumulated 469 unread emails in it – mostly junk mail; I don’t actually use Hotmail that much now either. It was becoming irritating because every time I logged in to Hotmail using my mobile phone – it has an Internet connection – I had to subtract 469 from the total number of unread messages to figure out if I had any new email. Still, should be easy enough to do, or so I thought. Just ask Hotmail to show me all the unread messages then delete them right? Wrong! Seems you can’t do that and even if there is a way, I don’t want to know about it because I have just spent the last 40 minutes or so going through about 2000 emails looking for ones that were marked as unread; the interface only shows 50 emails at a time so you can imagine what a pain it is plus it kept breaking in Firefox so I had to switch to using IE. Something so simple is so broken that it’s no wonder Microsoft is getting it’s ass kicked by the likes of Google. I’m sure if I complained they would probably just tell me to use Outlook if I want “advanced” features! Ho hum.