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I can only login to hotmail through IE. No other browser will work. Why ??????????????????????????? I have Windows XP. My E-mail and password is correct and cookies is enabled. Why is it that for a month now I can't login??????????????

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Re: hotmail

It should work in another browser, as far as I know. But why care if you have IE and it works there?

Did you already try it on another PC (using Firefox, Safari, Opera or Chrome)? That would confirm it's some setting or program in your PC that's wrong.


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I don't know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why don't you tell us more about what browsers don't work????????????????????????????????????????????????

And why don't you get your keyboard fixed??????????????????????????????????? It seems to have a problem with stuck keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If it works for you in IE, why not just use IE?

...but I agree that it should work just fine in other browsers. Can you provide some further information about what you see when you try to log-in to hotmail on other browsers?


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I try Firefox, Flock, and Safari. They worked before loging into hotmail, but not anymore.

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Seems Like You Can't Log In To Other Sites As Well

Here's a link to your problems with YouTube..;forums06#3295527

Let's keep the discussion here in this forum but before doing so, please give us more information..

Operating system? Internet Explorer version you're using? Are you running a specialize HOSTS file? Have you cleaned out all the cookies and Temporary Internet Files from ALL of your browsers? If not, please do. And as asked previously, can you log in using ALL of the browsers IF you access the sites from a different computer?

Also, if you haven't already, please download, install, update, then run a full system scan with BOTH of the free malware removal tools below.. Tell us what you find.

Malwarebytes Antimalware

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool

Hope this helps and let us know more.


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Re: I figured it out.

I figured it out. Apparently Hotmail changed my password without my knowledge. That you all that tried to help. By the way. What is a host file?

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I am very concerned about this statement

" Apparently Hotmail changed my password without my knowledge "

I have had a Hotmail account for years, and my password has never been changed by the Host.
I would immediately change ALL PASSWORDS for all accounts (especially bank/ credit card accounts), as it seems to me that someone has discovered your Hotmail password, and could possibly know other (more secure) details about you.


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Changed passwords.

I have to agree with Brechan here. From what you say this is a potentially dangerous situation for you.

If you don't know why Hotmail changed your password then you need to consider the security of all the other login passwords you use, especially for, but not limited to, any online financial banking or shopping that you do.

Just to spell it out;

Your Hotmail password was compromised. Hotmail changed it for you. Why and how was that password compromised? Do you use the same password for other sites? If so, then all of those logins may be compromised. Do you use different passwords for different logins? No matter, if some 3rd party was able to find your Hotmail password, then have they been able to find your other passwords?

As a matter of interest, how did you find out that Hotmail had changed your password, and if they did, how come you were still able to access your Hotmail account in IE but not in any other browser?


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