Stupid Hotmail Account - Problem

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Sandgroper, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Sandgroper

    Sandgroper Guest

    Hi all ,

    I have never had to use hotmail before , but I needed to set up an account
    so that I can have an alternative email address for a website.

    I went through all the MicroCrap hoops and signed up for the .NET passport
    account , but I find that I can't access the hotmail site.

    I can sign in to the .NET passport account , change passwords .... etc , but
    stuffed if I can access hotmail , I can do it on another computer at a
    different location , access the account , send and receive emails , but not
    from my machine at home.

    I have enabled cookies for both the .NET passport site as well as
    hotmail.com , but it's still not good , every time I go to log in to check
    my email , I get prompted to re-enter my password.

    I haven't bothered to contact MicroCrap about it , it's a lumbering
    corporate giant and it would take over 24 hours to get a response from them
    ..

    Am I missing something in the Internet Explorer settings ? , has MicroCrap
    put some cookie on my machine stopping me from using a hotmail account ?

    Has anybody got any ideas why I can't access the hotmail account ?

    Thanks.
     
    Sandgroper, Jan 4, 2005
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  2. Sandgroper

    Sandgroper Guest

    Forgot to mention that I am using Windows 98SE and Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
     
    Sandgroper, Jan 4, 2005
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  3. Sandgroper

    Michael Guest

    Why did you both with all that shit?
    Just go straight to Hotmail and create an acct.
    **** all that passport shit off.
     
    Michael, Jan 4, 2005
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  4. Sandgroper

    Sandgroper Guest

    That's what I did in the first place went straight to hotmail and I got
    hijacked into creating a passport account , it seems that you have to create
    a passport account to use hotmail.
    But I will try again to see if I cant create another hotmail account.
     
    Sandgroper, Jan 4, 2005
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  5. Sandgroper

    GirlNextDoor Guest

    GirlNextDoor, Jan 4, 2005
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  6. Sandgroper

    BruceM Guest

    Make sure you access your new account immediately or at the very least in
    the first 24 hours or it gets de-activated.
    Go straight to your ISP email account & send one & then go straight back in
    & read it. While you're there send (forward) it back to your ISP's account
    again.
    Once you have it setup, open MSN Messenger & sign in with that same hotmail
    address. If sucessful, you can go directly to your hotmail account from in
    there as well. If you can get into messenger, then your account HAS been
    setup.
    Only other thing might be you might need to empty your Internet cache.
    (cookies)
     
    BruceM, Jan 4, 2005
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  7. Don't bother with hotmail crap. Get a free gmail (Google) account with
    1000mb storage and lots of other great features.

    Send name and email to me at:-

    stubbo AT bombersfan DOT com

    and I'll send you an invite to join.
     
    Aussie Bomber, Jan 4, 2005
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  8. Sandgroper

    Sandgroper Guest

    Yeah , I ended up getting a yahoo account , but the problem with it is that
    there too much advertisement crap on the pages , just about all of the
    webpage is taken up by adverts that take time to download on a dial up
    connection.

    I have also noticed that after visiting the yahoo account , I seem to have a
    crappy avert pop up coming up every now and again , I have so far remove it
    a few times.

    The hotmail account from what I have seen with the passport part of the
    account doesn't have that type of advertising stuff on it , but I you know
    MS , you don't know what crap they have secretly put on your machine.
     
    Sandgroper, Jan 5, 2005
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  9. Sandgroper

    Sandgroper Guest

    Yeah , I did access the new account straight after I had set it up , I sent
    a email from my ISP to the account and then when I was on another machine at
    a different location , I could access the hotmail account so I sent and
    received a few emails to my ISP email account.

    I don't use MSN Messenger , or ICQ , I don't really have a use for them and
    after trying ICQ when it first came out a few years ago , I found that it
    just took up computer resources and it's a vulnerable security risk.

    I deleted my internet cache and cookies a few times and I enabled cookies
    for both the hotmail and passport websites and still the same thing.

    I did a google search and found that their is a login problem with trying to
    access a hotmail account , and the only way to fix the problem is to
    re-install some components , which I am not about to do.
     
    Sandgroper, Jan 5, 2005
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  10. Sandgroper

    eltan Guest

    Thats why u want to use an Aus made program called Ad-Muncher, it stop
    loading/downloading all those ads banner crap.
     
    eltan, Jan 5, 2005
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  11. Sandgroper

    RedBack Guest

    hotmail has the advantage of being read from OE without the crap.
     
    RedBack, Jan 5, 2005
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  12. Alas, not for much longer - and only for pre-existing accounts.
    You can't add any new ones to OE unless you upgrade to a paid account.
     
    Peter Dingleberry, Jan 5, 2005
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  13. Sandgroper

    RedBack Guest

    Now why doesn't that surprise me...
    what if you have to wipe your drive clean and reinstall windows etc.
    or add it to another system, can you still do it if you have kept your
    old FREE hotmail account active for years.


    RedBack
     
    RedBack, Jan 5, 2005
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  14. I just experimented and tried to add an old (created before the change)
    Hotmail account to OE - no go, unless I upgrade it to paid.
    The 2 Hotmail and one MSN account I already had set up in OE (before the
    change) continue to be accessible. I understand this access is to be
    withdrawn in April (unless the accounts are converted to paid.)

    I have no idea whether the existing access would survive a
    reformat/reinstall.
     
    Peter Dingleberry, Jan 5, 2005
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  15. Sandgroper

    Sandgroper Guest

    I received an gmail invite by Aussie Bomber and opened up an account.

    gmail has the same option of setting up the email account in OE , you can do
    it by using the gmail set-up wizard or manually creating the account in OE.

    For the time being , I will just use gmail as a web base mail account.

    So far , gmail looks good to use , I even got an email address with my full
    name , which is unusual , but I am a bit uncertain if it's a good or bad
    choice.
     
    Sandgroper, Jan 5, 2005
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  16. Sandgroper

    RedBack Guest

    On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 21:00:40 +1100, "Peter Dingleberry"

    I have a couple of computers networked here, so I experimented putting
    my hotmail account on an old 98se OE6 system which had no previous
    account set up on it as it was not used for email and it worked OK.
    No problems setting hotmail up in OE6.
    sent a test email to another ISP account on the other computer and cc
    hotmail without any problems.

    RedBack
     
    RedBack, Jan 5, 2005
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  17. Sandgroper

    RedBack Guest

    How does one go about getting a gmail invite as I would be interested
    in giving it a try?

    RedBack
     
    RedBack, Jan 5, 2005
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  18. Sandgroper

    Matt Guest

    On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 21:45:11 +1030, RedBack wrote:

    I sent u a invite to

    Is this your real account address?
     
    Matt, Jan 5, 2005
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  19. Sandgroper

    RedBack Guest

    no try this one
    redback1951
    at
    icqmail.com

    RedBack
     
    RedBack, Jan 5, 2005
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  20. Sandgroper

    Matt Guest

    Sent!
     
    Matt, Jan 5, 2005
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