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15-01-2003, 01:32 PM
Whenever I log onto hotmail with IE6 I get message that I am using an outdated browser at the same time I am unable to access hotmail through outlook express as use to. The message I get is please verify settings.
After much mucking around I tried a new tack. I first tried using repair on IE but that didn`t work so I had IE 6 removed from the system and then reinstalled but I still get the same problems

15-01-2003, 02:26 PM
What OS are you using?

And be wary that, at the moment, Hotmail is down.
Going to http://www.hotmail.com doesn't work, but going to their direct addresses like http://lc1.law13.hotmail.passport.com/cgi-bin/login does - apart from after attempting to login.

Outlook Express is currently the only way I know to send and receive your emails (while Hotmail is down). Are you using Outlook Express 6?

And if you haven't got IE6 Service Pack 1, update it, and include Outlook Express in the installation.

15-01-2003, 03:25 PM
I am using windows98 when I reinstalled IE I made sure it was IE6 SP1 thinking that was the problem. Hotmail have been no help to me, They haven`t replyed to emails and their help page is no help to me. I have onto hotmail through my browser and have been able to log on. I find that hotmail doesn`t let you log on if you use netscape 7

15-01-2003, 04:13 PM
I'm not sure if this can be done in Outlook Express, but if you have Outlook, create a new folder anywhere and call it "Hotmail Website". Rightclick on it and select Properties. There is an option on one of the tabs to assign a homepage to the folder. Enter in the URL "http://www.hotmail.com". This means when you select the folder, it won't show any mails, but will open the Hotmail page like in a browser.

Jim B
15-01-2003, 04:13 PM
Netscape works OK with Hotmail
Check your privacy and security Preferences, especially Cookies and SSL

15-01-2003, 05:37 PM

Make sure you haven't set your privacy settings too high, as some sites tend to get a bit upset.

Also, do you have a firewall, internet content filter, popup blocker or anything, because as all internet traffic goes through these programs before receiving data from the internet, some bad proggy's have been known to subsitute your IE version for something of their own (unlikely, but possible)

Adding to that, do you use internet annonymizing software or an Internet Annonymizer service? - this could be contributing to your problem?