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Windows Live Hotmail
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
Here's a workaround for the "page cannot be displayed" issue. It worked for me anyway. :)
Add your Hotmail account in Outlook Express (Tools, Accounts, Mail tab, Add-->Mail). Go through the wizard, and make sure you choose "HTTP" as the incoming mail server and "Hotmail" as the HTTP mail service provider on the Email Server Names screen. This has allowed me to download ALL my messages from Hotmail.
You can even access your Contacts from within Outlook Express. Please see the following link for more info:
My conversion to Yahoo Mail is complete now. :) ~mmm
i had problems similar to everyone here since friday pm, contacted hotmail tech people, they reported problems with the server containing my account info. problem sorted out i supposed and i can login as usual again to hotmail.
I had the same problem accessing hotmail about 2 days ago. After trying to "fix" the problem myself, I finally called the company that handles my broadband account( RoadRunner) and they were able to fix it within 15 minutes. It happened to be a combination of IP address and having a wireless connection with other computers. Hopes this helps.
I'm unable to sign into MSN Messenger and I get error 0x81000301 which says my password or sign in name is wrong but it ist and i also cant log into my hotmail on internet explorer because when i go to msn.ca and log in it goes straight to this page cannot be displayed and ive pretty much triend everything and i know that my password or sign in name is not wrong because i can access my hotmail on netscape 6 I REALLY NEED HELP!!!
This article covers the 0x81000301 error: http://ask-leo.com/187
I also had trouble accessing Hotmail, my bank's login site, and other https sites like my Amazon account where I was trying to make a purchase. Also I have been unable to ever do the scan for updates section of microsoft windows xp or IE on their website. Very frustrating. Regarding the https thingy I tried adding the web address to the allow section in Internet >tools options.Still didn't work. Adjusted security settings, but nothing I do has worked.
Regarding the non Windows update, I did a search on hotbot.com and one of the results suggested it was caused by Norton. Well when I bought my Compaq new 3 years ago, it came with a 6-month free trial of Norton. I didn't have the $$ to continue so just have lived without anything since then (for the most part). Anyhow looked on Norton's website and saw a notice that they were aware of the problem. Their solution??? Upgrade! of course for $$. Sounds like a scam to me.
Would appreciate your help in these two issues. I ended up losing my hotmail account because I could never log on to it, and too much time had passed. Contacted Microsoft regarding getting the updates sent to me via CD but always go in circles on their website (they told me to call HP since it was OEM and HP couldn't do anything because the computer was out of warranty. Go in megacircles on HPs website too :-(
Im not to sure but can anyone tell me how to get in contact with Hotmail staff in ireland? I need to know if i can retrieve mails from a few weeks ago - for legal reasons. thanks, kiera x
i got the same problem two days now.
spend all day tryin different things such as Internet options, scanned my drives with different antivirus products n scanners, but nothing seems to be there. i heared a couple of other people tellin me cant access hotmail.
i cant go to amazon, microsoft web site n cant login my msn messenger :S
is so frastrating..
you all overlook the main reason: msn has made hotmail a tracking cookie software and if your machine is not cookie-friendly, then msn will make it near impossible to use hotmail decently. for example if you install msn money portfolio and then one day decide to uninstall it, you won't be able to access your hotmail account anymore cos the msn money uninstall is extremely buggy. the leftovers from the uninstall mess will make it impossible to log in to hotmail. msn know this problem but they simply don't want to fix it cos it would mean giving up the tracking built into the portfolio code. IOW the richest company in the world is so greedy that if you don't accept their tracking spyware and their bugged installers, they will make life miserable for you. thousands of hours wasted daily because people can't access their accounts anymore SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT MSN TO TRACK THEIR SURFING. MSN STINKS.
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