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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
Firefox Sal suggested was great...looks like there are many problems with hotmail. But one of the problem I had is that there's a error on the page after I logged in. But it seems like using Firefox disobey the error and continue its process into the mailbox. It works great, allows u to acces hotmail again. At least for me it did...so...i suggest u ppl having trouble with hotmail to try firefox too. Kind of differnt from IExplore...but u'll just have to live with it i guess.
I can't access hotmail either. Just get "page not found" for anything on the msn.com domain. There is no reason on my end for this whatsoever.
I will be using Yahoo! from now on. No problems with email or IM.
So long Microsoft, may you rot in hell.
Thankyou very, very much bill(Posted by: bill at February 18, 2005 06:46 AM )I have zone alarm. Closed it down as recommended to access my hotmail, BINGO! Then started it back up when i gained access to keep the out the nasties. NO THANKYOU TO MICROSOFT. After filling out the forms I have been waiting to no avail for help. Now i am going to notify every one in my hotmail address book that i will shortly be switching over to GMAIL. Way to go microsoft!!
I had the same message as this kept coming up, i tried everything and changing the firewall settings didn't help me. I had Norton Firewall but I had to resort to uninstalling it to be able to access hotmail and log into MSN. This means my computer is a little less safe but I can access msn now. Service pack two has a decent firewall built in that deals with most problems.
same problem with hotmail-suddenly 'page not found' happened at login with ALL computers in the house for 2 weeks - could access from other places. Tried ALL the suggestions here (empty cache, foxfire, etc) nothing worked. Then, unplugged router and connected directly through cable modem. Problem solved immediately. Reconnected router, did a cycle reboot (unplug modem, unplug router, turn off computer - plug in router, plug in modem, turn on computer) - Immediate connection for hotmail. Worth a try...
I did have this problem today and it was fixed by rebooting my modem, wireless router and pc. It was fixed immediately. I had tried everything with my cookies, settings, firewall, spyware, hijack this, even called my dsl provider.
If you are having access problems and have dsl, it sure wouldn't hurt to try to reboot your service. Good luck all. I really do need to move ahead with dumping hotmail and ie!!!
as many other I am getting crazy with this access to MSN & hotmail that do not link.
BUT: at this link http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7809-0.html?forumID=75&threadID=17511&messageID=649458
rufojp | 08/27/04 5:03 PM
I found that may be a MTU settings problem.
I run win 2000 and trayed to fix it going to LAN - properties - configure - advanced - fragmentation threshold
setting it to 1280, 512 but there has been no results.
from other sites I understood that for w2k I should use the registry editor.
This is far beyond my competencies.
I wrote this because probably the point is right but the MTU has to be setted in a different way.
I thought there might be help, but the comments of others at this site convinced me that there probably is none. I was fortunate enough to get my addresses transferred from my hotmail account to my netzero account before hotmail became completely inaccessible. I e-mailed everybody on my list to notify them of the change, but that does nothing for the others who have my old address but who are not on my list.
I am able to enter my user name and password and get to the screen that tells me I have mail from my "contactos" ("contacts" in English). But when I try to open the "correo" tab ("mail" tab in English) or try to open one of the messages from the list "De mis contactos" ("From my contacts" in English), the site just clocks for hours and never opens anything.
I wish someone from hotmail would read these comments or offer some way to report such problems. But failing that, I am forced to just give up on hotmail.
Hope someone can get this fixed. Hotmail worked fine for me until my niece came and MSN Messenger. Don't know if that caused the problems or if it was just a coincidence that hotmail started crashing after MSN Messenger was added.
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