hotmail main page can't be displayed after login

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by ie8user, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. ie8user

    ie8user Guest

    I have upgraded to IE8 on my Windows XP Pro (this company dictates us
    to use stone age things, and I can't do anything about it, so don't
    start anything on upgrading) and it must have worked alright for at
    least a month or so. But this week (Monday!) I am getting "page can't
    be displayed" error when entering hotmail.com. This happens after I
    have logged in, the address field indicates I am redirected to
    http://mail.live.com/default.aspx... or somesuch but in the end "page
    can't be displayed" is shown. I can workaround this by two ways:

    1. clear the cookies
    2. start a view InPrivate session and go to hotmail.com

    So, I wonder if anyone is having similar problems and if a solution
    has been found. It's a bit awkward to use the workarounds.
     
    ie8user, Mar 26, 2012
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    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    1. Clear the Cookies and Temporary Internet Files, being sure to uncheck
    "Preserve Favorites website data" at the top of the Delete Browsing History
    screen.

    2. Internet Options> Privacy, try a cookie setting of low and verify that
    nothing on the Advanced screen is checked.

    Don
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    Don Varnau, Mar 26, 2012
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    ie8user Guest

    Thank you very much Don for the advice. I tried clearing cookies
    (including those related to my favorites) and that made it work for
    ONE TIME only - meaning one clearing is good for one login session
    only. I tried Privacy settings related to Cookies but that made no
    difference. I did read about Microsoft's new requirements regarding
    "accepting third party cookies" and at one stage the symptoms of not
    allowing that was showing (after logging out, a page saying "you were
    not completely logged out" would show up) and lately that had gone
    away (I think since the upgrade to IE8? But I am not sure). I did NOT
    set IE to allow for 3rd party cookies (and it was not allowed when the
    problem occurred) except for trying to resolve the probem I am
    currently having.

    Anyway, the problem I am having most certainly has to do with how
    cookies are handled. Any more clues?
     
    ie8user, Mar 27, 2012
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    Don Varnau Guest

    - - -
    Thank you very much Don for the advice. I tried clearing cookies
    (including those related to my favorites) and that made it work for
    ONE TIME only - meaning one clearing is good for one login session
    only. I tried Privacy settings related to Cookies but that made no
    difference. I did read about Microsoft's new requirements regarding
    "accepting third party cookies" and at one stage the symptoms of not
    allowing that was showing (after logging out, a page saying "you were
    not completely logged out" would show up) and lately that had gone
    away (I think since the upgrade to IE8? But I am not sure). I did NOT
    set IE to allow for 3rd party cookies (and it was not allowed when the
    problem occurred) except for trying to resolve the probem I am
    currently having.

    Anyway, the problem I am having most certainly has to do with how
    cookies are handled. Any more clues?
    - - -

    Do you have another Microsoft/Live program running? Windows Skydrive, Live
    Mail, Windows Live Messenger?

    Is a security program attempting to manage cookies?

    Does the problem go away if you open a new IE session from File> New session
    before logging into Hotmail?

    Don
     
    Don Varnau, Mar 28, 2012
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    ie8user Guest

    Thank you Don for replying again. No, I do not have other Windows
    Live programs running at the time.
    I don't think so. At least I am not aware of one. I have not
    installed any programs lately.
    No, the problem does not go away. I just tried again. And the
    workarounds I have found so far are:

    1. Clear cookies
    2. Open up a InPrivate session for visiting hotmail.com

    So, it's a mystery. :(
     
    ie8user, Mar 31, 2012
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    Don Varnau Guest

    "ie8user" <aeofme[at]gmail.com> wrote in message
    Thank you Don for replying again. No, I do not have other Windows
    Live programs running at the time.
    I don't think so. At least I am not aware of one. I have not
    installed any programs lately.
    No, the problem does not go away. I just tried again. And the
    workarounds I have found so far are:

    1. Clear cookies
    2. Open up a InPrivate session for visiting hotmail.com

    So, it's a mystery. :(
    - - -
    Sorry... forgot about this thead. I don't have any other ideas. I would
    continue to use the InPrivate workaround.

    Don
     
    Don Varnau, Apr 5, 2012
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