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Firefox and Hotmail at Odds?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by pen, Dec 20, 2008.

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  1. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Morning all.

    I recently switched from IE to Firefox as a primary browser due to some issues.

    Everything seems to be going smoothly with one exception: I cannot go to www.hotmail.com

    Now, before you bust me for a hotmail address, I've had this one since before they were owned by microsoft.

    What gives? In doing some searching, I am finding bunches of people with the same issue but cannot seem to find a resolution that will work.

    The computer that I have firefox on with XP is the one that will not allow me to go to hotmail.

    The computer with vista has no problems.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks as always.

    pen

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  2. Nic36

    Nic36 Feeling the Heat

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    I don't have a hotmail account, but I can go to the hotmail page. The page has "Windows Live" on it. I use Firefox and have XP too. Could it be a firewall setting perhaps?
  3. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Thanks for the response. I tried turning windows firewall and my own firewall off and the same result.

    Not sure what it's problem is. Probably just a setting somewhere that I am unfamiliar with.

    pen
  4. Sealcove

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    Quite a few Microsoft specific sites do not play well with other browsers. This might be the case with Windows Live and Hotmail, but I have never tested it. It is probably time to kill the Hotmail account anyway; isn't it a complete spam funnel by now anyway?
  5. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    surprisingly no. There is some spam but certainly not any amount that is not manageable. I would hate to think of how many different sites I couldn't get into when I forget my passwords if I changed that email!

    Stuck in my old ways I suppose.

    pen
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    It's got to be something on your pc. I just tried hotmail from a Vista box with FF version 3 & also from an XP system with FF version 2.
    No problem on either system.
    Al
  7. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    A person from another forum I belong to recommending doing a searching and installing the mozilla add-on called " ie tab"

    Apparently this allows certain websites to open within mozilla using IE. (if that makes sense)

    I went here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1419

    Installed the add-on and now there are no issues.

    Thought I'd share for those of you who were kind enough to give suggestions and advice.

    Thanks again,

    pen
  8. Nic36

    Nic36 Feeling the Heat

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    Glad to hear you got it fixed.
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    SlyFerret Minister of Fire

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    I'm using FF3 on Linux (yeah, MS probably hates me!). www.hotmail.com redirects me to the Microsoft Live! login page, which is normal. Microsoft is using their Live! ID as a universal login for all of their Live! services.

    I was able to create a Live! ID and login to a hotmail account without any problems.

    -SF
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