kiwi69

Hotmail problem...............

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I cannot access my Hotmail account as the MSN bastards have come up with some security bullshit ( encrypted ? ) when I try to log on.I get a padlock icon in the lower right corner of the screen that brings up some Microsoft corporate bullshit page if I click on it. Below is the URL I get when I enter www.hotmail.com which brings up the padlock icon.

I used the computer no problem on Sunday, then yesterday morning I went into hotmail and it went tits up very soon after. When I logged on there was a Firefox update. I'm running Firefox 3.6 as my browser

https://login.live.com/ppsecure/post.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=11&ct=1280318367&rver=6.0.5285.0&wp=MBI&wreply=http:%2F%2Fmail.live.com%2Fdefault.aspx&lc=2057&id=64855&mkt=en-gb&bk=1280318370

Any suggestions to get rid of this would be greatly appreciated. Please, keep replies in computer dunce language as I'm well out of my depth here.:D Thanks.

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Sorry can't help but I know that Hotmail have changed the layout this week.

Using your link I have no problems and it leads to the log in page for my accounts.

I suppose that you could try another browser. I've never been brave enough to change from IE.

Hopefully somebody more tech minded than both of us will have a better idea.

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I don't have an answer, but my commiserations - the Microsoft security bullshit has been doing my head in as well. :D

It's not even as if they offer much in the way of a secure system anyway.

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I'm not having any problems at the moment either. Perhaps your cookie setting have been changed?

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Try logging into Hotmail either by using Internet Explorer or running Firefox in Private Browsing mode (press CTRL+SHIFT+p to enter Private Browsing) and then report what happens.

(If either or both methods work then it's almost certainly related to your Firefox profile.)

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not noticing any difference here when i log in .

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same old hotmail for me too.

I'm on a mac, so I always use Firefox or Safari - it does seem to be browser sensitive because on safari it always says it can't log out, when of course it does, no problem with Firefox.

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Sorry can't help but I know that Hotmail have changed the layout this week.

Using ................................somebody more tech minded than both of us will have a better idea.

First, many thanks to all for your replies. The problem has gone, due I'd say to Hotmail doing their layout "upgrades ?!":mad:, no advice that the system would be down, nothing.

And the new layout is dogshit :) to add insult to injury, just more useless crap to confuse and clutter :D

Whatever happened to the "less is more" and " KISS " principles ? :P

It would appear that not everyone has been afflicted with this yet. I was out for about 30 hours, I only discovered things were back to normal when, in a fit of desperation to access some files, I went to the local computer store to see if they could help, fired it up and ..... all was normal again ! :D:D

I have the utmost respect for those who work with trouble shooting side of computers and retain both their sanity and sense of humor !

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