Hotmail problem (in Off-topic)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 7 2007 12:27 PM EDT

I am trying to connect to my mail account on, but instead of loading the login page, it just brings me to a page where I can make a money offer to buy I really would need to consult my mails now, I need to get a job in order to pass my Computer Science course, and am awaiting responses regarding just that...

Anyone know what the heck is happening?

QBJohnnywas May 7 2007 12:31 PM EDT

Probably not helpful, but I can get into my hotmail accounts. Cleaned up your computer lately?

QBsutekh137 May 7 2007 12:31 PM EDT

I got the login page... Did you try clearing your cache, etc, or try a different browser/machine? Hotmail looks as I always remember it (I don't use it, but my girlfriend does...)

QBJohnnywas May 7 2007 12:32 PM EDT

You could go in via

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 7 2007 12:34 PM EDT

Nope, maybe I will now that you mention it though. I am approaching my deadline and since I am living in the middle of nowhere e-mail really is my only employment tool right now...


Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 7 2007 12:35 PM EDT

Oh, and the ''hotmail'' link on brings me to the same page.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 7 2007 12:39 PM EDT

I wish they gave ''Internet'' courses at the beginning of the two-year course. I would not be such an Internoob.

Xenko May 7 2007 12:49 PM EDT

Clear your browser's cache and cookies and then restart the browser. If that doesn't work, try running a virus/spy ware scan.

Hotmail is working fine for me.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 7 2007 12:54 PM EDT

Okay, cache cleaning done, nothing changed. I'm going to run anti-spy-and-everything-else software on the machine later today...

Thanks for the quick answers, I do appreciate it :)

Especially since I tend to ask pretty thick questions XD

QBsutekh137 May 7 2007 1:58 PM EDT

Another alternative is to open a GMail account or a Yahoo Mail account...

Brakke Bres [Ow man] May 7 2007 2:00 PM EDT

you got spy-ware, are you using IE?

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 7 2007 3:43 PM EDT

Firefox. I can't stand IE.

AdminG Beee May 7 2007 3:53 PM EDT

Once you get your problems sorted you really should consider an alternative email account. I don't think I'm being unkind to say that Hotmail isn't the best.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 7 2007 3:57 PM EDT

Okay, I'll have to make myself a new account too, it seems. Hotmail ain't very popular here at schoold either. Which one would you suggest between the two? Gmail or Yahoo! ?

Maelstrom May 7 2007 4:02 PM EDT

Oh, bashing Hotmail? I'll jump in.

Yahoo is basically the same as Hotmail, reputation-wise. I'd go with Gmail.

If you are a student, I'd recommend using your student email for job applications, as it looks more professional that a Hotmail one. Gmail is definitely a step up from Hotmail.

I've actually heard that some employers will not even bother interviewing people that have an unprofessional sounding email address. I'd file Hotmail as unprofessional.

See, the spellchecker agrees: Hotmail is bad, but Yahoo and Gmail are good.

AdminG Beee May 7 2007 4:04 PM EDT

Personally I use GMail however I'm sure it has it's critics too.

If I were you I'd google some alternatives until you found one you thought you would be happy with and at the same time one that didn't have too many critics out there on the interweb :)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 7 2007 4:41 PM EDT

I'll see what I can dig up then, and if nothing comes up, I'll just go with G-mail.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] May 7 2007 11:16 PM EDT

gmail rocks, except on dial up internet connections, in that case i would recommend yahoo. if ya still need invites to set up an account send me a cm and i will get ya going.

Flamey May 8 2007 4:02 AM EDT

Personally, I've never had problems with hotmail. :)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 8 2007 8:36 AM EDT

Strange. Multiple scans have given no result. It seems hotmail is simply borked for me. I have got around that, though, and now I have a Google Mail account.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] May 8 2007 1:24 PM EDT

did you try going to your hotmail on another computer? it sounds like something may be redirecting you

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 8 2007 1:28 PM EDT

Hotmail works everywhere else. Something unknown is indeed redirecting me.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] May 8 2007 1:36 PM EDT

ok, try it on IE, it it works there, then its something with firefox, maybe an add on you installed

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 8 2007 1:43 PM EDT

I'll try it as soon as I get home :)

Sir Woot May 8 2007 8:56 PM EDT

I read today that some Hotmail accounts were being "upgraded". It may be that you are a victim of the "upgrade."

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 8 2007 8:59 PM EDT

Oh, ''Live'' Hotmail may be what you are talking about, heh? Now my account works. Ugh, I even made a google search prior to asking here to check if hotmail was somehow undergoing changes or anything.

I am trying out G-mail anyway.
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