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Stachey

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Hotmail problems
« on: August 17, 2016, 09:42:57 AM »
My Hotmail keeps coming up with the error message "Cannot send or receive messages"

Is anyone else having problems with their Hotmail?
Any suggestions for fixing it?

marty998

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Re: Hotmail problems
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 03:26:03 PM »
It has been buggy and laggy lately. I think they are doing something to force ads through ad blockers. Certainly chews up a lot more bandwidth than it used to a year ago.

I also have issues with not being able to click attachments in safari.... need to switch to firefox to make it work.

Kwill

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Re: Hotmail problems
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 03:34:41 PM »
If you get tired of Hotmail, you can set Gmail to check your Hotmail account and deliver the messages into your Gmail account.

The following directions are a little old, but I think this is still basically the process:
http://www.howtogeek.com/80104/how-to-send-and-receive-hotmail-from-your-gmail-account-2/

Stachey

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Re: Hotmail problems
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 09:46:03 AM »
Thanks for the input guys!

I like the idea of sending Hotmail over to gmail Kwill but they send a verification code to the Hotmail and I still can't see any new messages on my Hotmail  (argghh!)  I'll definitely try it if I can sort out the damn message problem.

I remember this happening a couple years ago but it lasted only a couple days and then Hotmail sorted itself out.


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Re: Hotmail problems
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 12:33:05 PM »
I just tried signing in to my Hotmail. I had to reset my password since I hadn't manually signed in in so long that I forgot my password, but I didn't have any trouble seeing messages once I was in.

Have you tried checking from a different browser? I was on Chrome just now.

Stachey

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Re: Hotmail problems
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 03:26:13 PM »
Thank you so much Kwill that worked!  I got in through a Chrome browser.

It's new and "improved" with a lot more ads.  What a pain!

But anyway thanks again!

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Re: Hotmail problems
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 03:28:39 PM »
Yay! Glad it worked.