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Windows 7: Hotmail Problem

23 Mar 2012   #1
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Hotmail Problem

I don't know why but when I choose Hotmail from the MSN homepage the mail opens but I can't read any mail. Then I keep getting a script error.

I tried a restore but that didn't work.

Any ideas appreciated

Thanks


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23 Mar 2012   #2
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Have you installed Java or using 'Noscript' addon in Firefox.
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24 Mar 2012   #3
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No none of that
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24 Mar 2012   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Have you considered using Windows Live Mail? Download Windows Live Mail 2011 (15.4.3555) - FileHippo.com
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24 Mar 2012   #5
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I just used live mail prior to receiving your response and it worked

On the hotmail it still won't work and on the bottom of the folders at messenger it is loading !!!!!!! why

I can't find how to disable messenger---how do you do it
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24 Mar 2012   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I use Win7 and don't install messenger. Can you post an image?
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24 Mar 2012   #7
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
...I can't find how to disable messenger---how do you do it
I don't think you can disable it; but you can "sign-in to Messenger" and "Sign-out of Messenger" from the Hotmail website by hovering over the black triangle under your name in the upper right corner, revealing a pop up menu showing the Messenger sign-in choice you are not currently using. The script problem you mentioned may have more to do with your browser. If you're using IE, you can try a reset: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset.
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26 Mar 2012   #8
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
...I can't find how to disable messenger---how do you do it
I don't think you can disable it; but you can "sign-in to Messenger" and "Sign-out of Messenger" from the Hotmail website by hovering over the black triangle under your name in the upper right corner, revealing a pop up menu showing the Messenger sign-in choice you are not currently using. The script problem you mentioned may have more to do with your browser. If you're using IE, you can try a reset: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset.

I did that reset and in addition ran the sfc /scannow

Nothing changed in the system
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26 Mar 2012   #9
enigma1944

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I went to the microsoft hotmail forum and discovered that from 20-26 Mar there were/are problems with the exact same symtoms in the states of Pa. and NJ. I live in Pa.

The solution provided is to

1 Go to hotmail account

2. Go to the bottom of the page and select " activate HTTPS "

3 Select activate

I did this and now I can access hotmail.

I hope it is a permanent solution !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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26 Mar 2012   #10
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Don't forget, if you use HTTPS with Hotmail, you can't use Windows Live Mail:

"Some connections to Hotmail won’t be available if you turn on HTTPS, including:
  • Outlook Hotmail Connector
  • Windows Live Mail
  • The Windows Live application for Windows Mobile (version 6.5 and earlier) and Symbian"
Hotmail security improves with full-session HTTPS encryption

Also, not sure what you meant by "reset"...I was just pointing out how to log out of Messenger on the Hotmail website.
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