I answered it to the best of my abilities and then the "interviewer" asked me to create a hotmail account as if this is something highly technical... Yes you heard right, the interviewer "Tested my technical abilities" by having me create a free hotmail account that anyones grandmother can do....
We thank you for your feedback. We are regularly reviewing our application process and looking for improvements. In response to your comment about creating a hotmail account, the purpose of that question was NOT to test your technical skills at all. I can't get into the purpose of the question, but we were looking for something else there.
For consistency and objectivity, we do have an interview script that we follow. That way, all applicants are on the same playing field and compared fairly.
I simply said I wanted to support an independent Canadian ISP, as we all know the Big Three are just the worst in the industrialized world.... so supporting a small company could help out in the future.