I think that company may be masking age discrimination... anyway, I'm mostly a live.com user which is also under Microsoft.I remember attending a resume workshop recently wherein the presenter said if you use "hotmail" on your resume then the employer will probably toss your resume in the garbage...who the hell wants to hire someone with an email from the 1990s?! Made sense... the tech aware use Gmail.
56K?! You were lucky! When I were a kid, we 'ad nowt but a damp pair of grandad's old shoelaces for a connection and a 110 baud modem made from a discarded old egg carton.I still use my hotmail account from when I signed up in 1998, when 56K modems were the blazing fastest internet connection. Good memories!
I mean, I have a Gmail account, and am no Microsoft fan. But trashing a resume based on e-mail address? Wow. How lazy are these HR people that they can't be bothered to at least glance at a 1-3 page document, when it's literally a main part of their job to do so? To be honest, working for companies with dysfunctional HR departments can be hell so it might be just as well letting them bin one's resume.