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HTTP error 403

by amytmq / September 17, 2005 4:11 PM PDT

I am using WinXP Pro and I recently start having problem accessing 1 of the website that I previously have no problem accessing.I encounter the error msg :HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden Internet Explorer.I did not do any changes at all.Can someone pls help.What should I do?

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Advice from MS
by Stan Chambers / September 17, 2005 4:18 PM PDT
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If it is not an exchange server problem...
by Edward ODaniel / September 18, 2005 3:08 AM PDT
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and you are not using Outlook Web Access, the 403 error is normally caused when your IP address or the username/password you entered were not correct. Your request was denied as you have no permission to access the data. This can happen if the site has blocked IP addresses for one reason or other. Often encountered by people who have caused trouble at a site.


The server was unable to serve the data that was requested

The specific message on an error page can be modified to read whatever the domain's owner desires it to read.

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