I was given an MSDN subscription and the notifying email gave my email address as the username, but no password. Since that didn't seem to be adequate, I am attempting to set up an account, but it won't send me the email to finish the process. What might the problem be?
It gets to the "Call us overprotective, but we need to verify that email@example.com is yours", but it never sends an email. (No, it is not in the junk email.)
The MS Chat person didn't know why it wasn't sending, and suggested I ask the question in their forum, which of course requires a Live login.
I did manage to get to a change password page, I changed it to a password without any special chars (based on a fight I had with Live a few years ago), and I can see the account exists, because my security question is there.
I just checked, and I can send and receive emails from outside our company.
Since millions of people successfully have MSDN subscriptions, there must be something I am doing wrong. What?
Update: The last time I requested an email to be sent, I got the following error: "Volume Licensing Service Center has experienced a problem in completing your action.Error code:1001 [df58961c-10ee-45ca-a613-82059f638861]" It also had an email address, so I've sent an email asking for help. But, if they're having problems sending emails, their chat person should have known that.