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Mac OS 10.4.11 with Win Live hotmail ?

by shafiqkhan31 / March 25, 2008 9:25 PM PDT

Hi ,
I have been using Hotmail for a number of years with both PCs and Macs and never encountered any problem .
Recently I have had some considerable difficulties in opening up my hotmail page.

My Apple laptop is Macbook2,1 Mac OS X version 10.4.11 Processor 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo:

I have not changed any settings . The hardware is the same as it was when working normally.

When I click on the Win Live hotmail bookmark, it takes me nowhere. The address line keeps changing from http:// ... to to by110W something something..., but it does not open my post.

If I leave it on, going for a while, it opens a page to tell me that Safari is not able to open the account. I end up with and then after, by chance rather than design, pressing different options I end up at the email page which I should have got to in the first place.

This is quite a recent phenomenon , it used to get to the page rather quickly.

Any helpful suggestions will be appreciated.

Shafiq Khan

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Call the Help Desk for Hotmail
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 25, 2008 9:59 PM PDT

especially if you can connect to other places on the Internet.

Be warned, the will blame your computer

Good Luck


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Hotmail on Mac issue.
by shafiqkhan31 / March 31, 2008 8:45 PM PDT

Thank you for your advice. I followed it and they were very prompt and good.
I am a bit surprised.
But credit where credit is due.

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Workaround for Hotmail Mac loop.
by ScottinMD / May 5, 2008 1:37 AM PDT

This is a common problem that has been on-going for a few months.
They say it is caused by not signing out when you finish your Hotmail session. Here is the cure:

Go to your Safari preferences. Click on show cookies. Click delete all cookies.

You will have to type your email address logging into Hotmail. The first time you enter your password it will reject. Just type it again and it will work.

You will have to do this every time!

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Thank you
by shafiqkhan31 / May 5, 2008 6:22 PM PDT

The issue has been resolved.

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by ScottinMD / May 5, 2008 9:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you

Did Microsoft have a better solution?
Washington DC

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(NT) I was wondering that too!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 6, 2008 2:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Resolution?
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Problems loading Hotmail on Mac OS 10.4.11
by geofracadi / November 19, 2012 1:52 PM PST
In reply to: Thank you

Hi Shafiq, we would like to know what the solution was for your problem. We areally aprreciate your help. I have a friend having the same problem.

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(NT) the fix was to call the Hotmail support line
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 19, 2012 8:50 PM PST
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