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windows live, updates and hotmail connection issues!!

Q: windows live, updates and hotmail connection issues!!

hey all

hope someone can shed some light here

I am running a vista premium system on my packard bell laptop. everything seemed fine until a little while ago i copped a virus (freddy35) via facebook.

managed to remove it with malaware bytes but i now seem to have some real issues using any micriosoft products.

For example - i now cannot connect to my messenger service through windows live messenger - although i can get into it on msn messenger online.

Here, the fault appears to be with KEY PORTS - proxy or firewall settings. Firewall is disabled, i have no antivirus software running and still the problem persists. I tried the clean up option in windows live messenger connection trouble shooter to no avail. still shows key ports error. If its any help, bit torrent wont connect either.

my windows live mail will now no longer log into any of my hotmail addresses - my virgin media and googlemail accounts are still ok

i now cannot connect to microsoft updates - keep getting the red cross. tried everything.

have used antivirus programs to check for infections, nothing. run a complete check with tune up utilities 2009 - to no avail.

my friend and i did a disc check and a dll file integrity check - and no problems were found.

obviously the virus has changed some of my registry files but i cannot restore to an earlier state becuase the previous versions were corruped and had to be destroyed - i only have roll-backs going back a few weeks, none of which solve the problem.

Im sure this is something really simple but im just missing it.

I still have perfect access to the internet.

i installed and run the windows malicious software removal tool, no difference.

its directly due to a virus i recieved through facebook and i know i am not the only one with this problem as a lot of my friends are now having issues, although they seem to be able to connect to windows live messenger ok.

i run firefox, i connect via virgin media broadband directly via a router (netgear wgr 614v9 0 - and i have checked the settings there) - and wirelessly.

im going bonkers so any help would be well appreciated - before i blitz the lot and install vista 64 which apparently my laptop SHOULD have been installed with in the first place.

I have 4gb ram, updates are all there up till now, and i have a spare drive running on windows back up to protect my vital files.

any help would be brill, cheers!


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A: windows live, updates and hotmail connection issues!!

I suggest that you proceed to to our Security Center, Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum, to have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst. Please be sure to follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting your logs in the Security Forum.

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.

Regards. . .



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I have no idea if there are different versions of Hotmail. I have had Hotmail for 8 years.

I do know that my Hotmail page states Windows Live. Are there different versions of Hotmail? And can one switch from one version to another?

Today (June 29, 2010) a dialog box came up from Microsoft or Hotmail and asked me if I agree to the Terms of Service - or some such wording. I clicked Yes.

And after clicking "Yes" - the whole Hotmail page changed. All emails and folders are there - but a slightly different font.


I have all my folders. But I would like to create a new folder. And for the life of me I cannot find out how to create a new folder with this newest and latest version of Hotmail. I have done a search. And every answer states to go to Folders and just 'click' create a new folder. But that option is not apparent on this latest version of Hotmail. When I go to Folders - the only option I have is to 'Show/Hide' folders - no option to 'create' a new folder. When I go to 'New' it only lets me create a new email.

I'm lost is a sea of obtuse technolgy !

A:Hotmail - Windows Live - Issues

Are you using Windows Live to access your mail?

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I am running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on an HP Notebook and IE9windows 6.0.
A few days ago I noticed when opening up Windows Live Mail..hotmail.. that there was no longer the two email addresses we use for hotmail there and no longer the passwords saved. There isn't even an option to use a different windows ID option. I studied the forums, accesses through help in hotmail and I cannot find anything on how to fix this that I have not already done. I checked the addons and reinstalled windows live essentials 11 and even went into internet options and under privacy advanced enabled override automatic cookie handling and always allow session cookies. I use ccleaner and I unchecked auto complete etc, where before I just had passwords unchecked. Up until a few days ago I could logoff of Windows live mail and run ccleaner fully and even restart the computer and still open up Windows lice and have the email addresses there and the passwords there too.

Was there an update that I could uninstall that could put things back the way they were?
I do not like the linked feature in hotmail I prefer them back the way they were.
Also windows mail is not as nice as windows live mail.

If there isn't anything I can do about this, is there an alternative email program that I can use Hotmail in, that will allow me to have the same old features, without me typing in email address and passwords?

Thank you.[/FONT]

Much appreciated.

A:Windows Live Mail Hotmail issues

Check your email accounts online - http://www.hotmail.com

Try system restore - choose a restore point prior to that start of trouble -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .



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I recently had to upgrade my Windows Live Essentials products on my Windows 7x64-Bit Home Premium laptop and this included updating Windows Live Mail, Which was part of the latest deployment released by Microsoft.
However, I have ran into multiple issues with the latest build of Windows Live Mail 2011, After updating it to the latest build in my laptop. The latest update, Is causing errors stating that it could not communicate with the server, In order to check/receive
messages in my inbox.
But when I go to the name of my e-mail, And then click the send/receive button in Windows Live Mail, it will receive the messages for both of my accounts linked to it successfully.
The other problem I have come across is with the system stating that there was a script error in the page and if I wished to continue running the script.
I use the following software if it helps with diagnosing and resolving this problem.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2011
Malware-bytes AntiMalware
Spybot Search and Destroy
Note: The above I did run tests on for issues and none were detected.
Any assistance appreciated, and Thank-you for your time!

A:Windows Live Mail Server Connection Issues

I use Windows Live Essentials 2011, and I don’t met the same problem on my side. As a test, you could reinstall WLE 2011,then check the problem again.
If the issue persists, you may try to perform a Clean Boot to check whether some software confliction or security software blocking caused this problem.

Note: Clean Boot is a step of troubleshooting, we can go back to normal by running MSCONIFG.

Since this is a Windows Live Mail related problem, I also suggest that you may access Windows Live support website to get more information about this issue.
Windows Live http://windowslivehelp.com/Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi I recently clicked on a link to move from a normal hotmail account to a 'Windows' Hotmail account now I either can't get into the email account (see error message below) or else when I get in if I click on anything I get another message. How can I fix this, or undo this and get my original hotmail account back?? Help would be appreciated, cheers, Aussie Temps.

Problem Report
The system detected HTTP Error Invalid Request while attempting to retrieve the URL: http://by129w.bay129.mail.live.com/mail/mail.aspx?&ip=

Message ID

Problem Description
The system did not accept the HTTP request.

Possible Problem Cause
The browser used 'Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)' and generated a malformed HTTP request. This problem should not be encountered by a stable commercial browser.

Possible Solution
Contact your Web browser technical support team if the problem persists, and provide the team your account information

A:Error on Hotmail after transfering to the new Windows Live Hotmail

you can change back. go into options near the top there is an option to switch to msn hotmail. click on that it will take you to another page that will allow you to switch back.

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Join Date: Aug 2009
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
77 posts
Pittsburgh Pa USA Dresden Germany

Windows Live Mail & Windows Live Hotmail Plus


I use at times both the WLM & W Live Hotmail Plus.

If I use the Hotmail I can not place a foto in the body of a message however I can send
one as a attchment.

If I use the WLM I can add a text sig, a foto sig, or both if I use the layout format and
stored pics.

What puzzles me is if wish to set-up a permanent sig I can create the text but when I
attempt to add a foto and select the source the system opens but when I select pics
the file is empty.

My sequence to try to set up a sig is as follows:

Select NEW message, then I go to the tools, options, and signature

Thanks for any info

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1. I've been having problems with Windows Update for a while. I've spent hours going through forums attempting to solve my problem, but no luck. Whenever I reboot my computer, a Windows Update balloon pops up and says "Windows cannot install updates". When I try to search for updates, I get error 80080005: Windows encountered an unknown error. It may have something to do with the Background Intelligence Transfer Service...but when I try to Start the service (set on Automatic Delayed) it gives me error 87: parameters are incorrect. I've also had update problems with Windows Defender, but somehow yesterday I was able to manually install definition updates from the Microsoft website. 2. iTunes. I can't install updates to iTunes software. It always gets near the end, then says an error occurred. It attempts to install again, with the same result. The Apple forums say that the solution should be to download "Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update"... but that won't install either - I get this: "An error occurred during the instaallation of assembly 'Microsoft.VC80.CRT, version = "8.0.50727.4053", type = "win32", publicKeyToken = "1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b", processorArchitecture = "x86". Please refer to Help and Support for more information. HRESULT: 0x800736FD." Also, iTunes will not sync with AppleTV. I was have no problems until ab... Read more

A:Unable to install updates for Windows Update & Defender, iTunes, drivers; connection/port issues

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Why are there two kinds of mail on Windows? Since either can be accessed online or by downloading is there a point?

I know that Hotmail is the older and that Live Mail is new but why not just have made Live Hotmail instead of bringing in a new mail program.

How does one choose between them?

I keep wondering if I missed something important when deciding which to sign up with...

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I use at times both the WLM & W Live Hotmail Plus.

If I use the Hotmail I can not place a foto in the body of a message however I can send
one as a attchment.

If I use the WLM I can add a text sig, a foto sig, or both if I use the layout format and
stored pics.

What puzzles me is if wish to set-up a permanent sig I can create the text but when I
attempt to add a foto and select the source the system opens but when I select pics
the file is empty.

My sequence to try to set up a sig is as follows:

Select NEW message, then I go to the tools, options, and signature

Thanks for any info

A:Windows Live Mail & Windows Live Hotmail Plus

Under Signature, are you then clicking the File radio button, and then Browse, as shown below?

And then in the folder browser, what does the top part say in the lower-right corner of that window (mine is pictured):

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When I go on my Windows live hotmail account emails that would normally be in my inbox are transfered to the deleted folder. Whenever i log in I have to look in my deleted folder to find new emails. I have NOT manually deleted them.

A:Windows live hotmail

I would recommend changing your password immediately on a known secure computer.

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I suddenly get the message when i click my desktop shortcut to go to Hotmal to "Please enable Cookies" which have always been enabled in the recommended way since i bot Vista last January. When i ask Microsoft support about this they come back with instructions on how to enable cookies (already enabled) and repeat the instructions with the same result. I,m wondering if anyone else has run into this annoyance (I can get into hotmail thru typing or repeating the address in the address bar) but can,t go there with the shortcut without getting the message above. Any suggestions?

A:Windows Live Hotmail

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Hello, i'm having some trouble opening my email on hotmail, i get a message saying my cookies are disabled, but i've checked the box in the privacy tab which allows third party cookies, and it still doesn't work. Could someone help me please

A:Windows Live hotmail =(

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Hello everyoneI have a problem with Windows Live Hotmail. When I try to attach a photo I get sever error 3202 and error ID:0x8de00005. Sending just text works fine. It was working well until all of a sudden this problem popped up. I don't know if I can or should uninstall just Hotmail and reinstall it. First I don't know how to and I think I would have to uninstall all of Windows Live Essentials and reinstall that but I don't know if uninstalling and reinstalling anything will do any good.I just don't know what to do, I've looked this issue on the net for some suggestions or solutions but nothing worked. Microsoft support is a joke.Any ideas?I don't want to switch to Gmail,Yahoo or AOL. I liked Windows Hotmail.ThanksTanglefootEdit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Windows Live Hotmail

Are you accessing Hotmail thru a program such as Outlook?
When opening Hotmail, does the address in the address bar start with "https" or just "http"?

I saw some remarks similar to this:
Server Error: 3202
Server Response: HTTPS is turned on for the web but not for this program

The suggested fix was to disable https in hotmail or if possible to enable https in the program you
are using to send the pics in Hotmail.

It could also be, as I have often experienced with Hotmail, some problem that fixes itself after a day or so.
I just tried successfully uploading and sending a pic with my Hotmail account so the problem is not system wide.
I only access Hotmail online. Not thru Outlook or other email program.

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I have windows vista home premium and in my hotmail
account I am unable to delete messages by checking on them and hitting the delete button. I get this Javascriptn submit toolbar item clicked(delete messages); in the done I guess taskbar box, bottom of page. I can however manually open each message and delete them OK, but this is time consuming. I have other email accounts and don't have this problem. How can I correct this?
Thank You,

A:Windows Live Hotmail

Just a note to say that my problem here has resolved itself. It seems that Windows Live was Dead for awhile and thus the glitch has gone away. I was also the guy with the "Pink" monitor awhile back. Had to get a new one there. Thanks for being here for the masses that have computer problems. I still think computers are female. No offense taken please.

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how do

how do

i move pictures from hotmail messages to my pictures windows7 IE8

A:windows live hotmail


To download a single attached file from a message in Windows Live Hotmail:

Click the name of the attached file in the attachment area just below the message's recipients and above the message text.
Depending on the browser your use, click Save or merely watch the download happen.

To download all documents attached to a message compressed into a single zip file:

Click Download all attachments in the message's attachment area.
Save or directly open the zip file named like the message's Subject: line.

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Ok so my new time warner connection is fast but highly unstable. I had at&t and they only offered 3meg in my area. It was painfully slow but highly stable, It never disconnected. I have a 20meg connection from time warner now but it constantly drops, but literally only for like one second but it's enough to drop me out of game matches which has made gaming impossible cause i end up losing games and points etc......This is all while i am hardwired from the modem to the xbox (no router, no wireless)

Ive been fighting this out with time warner and they're not really doing anything but giving me price breaks.

My question so is there any device i can buy to help stabilize my connection or like that will buffer my connection forward so i dont get disconnected/drop matches ??? Are there any settings i can change ??? A specific router i should buy ???

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I have an ongoing thread regarding the login page for messenger so this is related but separate. In an effort to assist my friend I created a hotmail account, just to get into the GUI. I don't use Hotmail or Messenger or any of the Windows Live features other than Windows Live Mail. Having finished with the Hotmail account I closed it on the Hotmail site and deleted it from Live mail. Now everytime I open Live mail I get the Hotmail login screen showing the old email address. I cannot get rid of the login screen, every time it comes up I have to close it. I have now resorted to completely un-installin all the the Windows Live components, Essentials, Login in assistant etc even to the extent of cleaning up the registry. I then re-installed just Windows Live Mail or though I thought. I was very careful to only check the Live mail box but all the other oddments got automatically installed. You cannot just install Live Mail. Anyway thinking that I had a new clean copy of Live Mail I opened it only to have the Login popup appear again. Also my email account was still as before as were all my old emails so the program wasn't fully uninstalled when I thought it was. Short of a complete format of the HD and a new Windows 7 install has anyone any ideas?

A:Windows Live Hotmail login

Just to clarify ... are you using the current stable release of Live Mail, or are you on the beta?

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please please please help.

i have tried all the supports through microsoft but none help me!!

when i try to login it says your account has been blocked.

i click on continue and then it says it will send me a code to revalidate my account - but it will only let me send this code to one account that no longer exists.

i cant post my issue on the support site like everyone is telling me to do so because you have to login to do so.

please if you no of a number that works from the uk or anything to help me please let me no!

thank you so much

A:windows live hotmail blocked

You should log in your hotmail ( yes, you still can log in to hotmail but cannot send message) and download all your data to your computer, use new mail service like gmail or other free mail service. Hotmail and MSN are not reliable!!

check out this link, it contains information you need.:
My Windows Live Hotmail account was closed for a "Terms of Use Violation" - I did nothing wrong, what do I do?

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Windows Live Hotmail is asking for my phone number, alternate e-mail and secret question just in case I loose my password. This page shows up after I put in my e-mail and password. Is this legitimate or some phishing scam? I've been going around it for the past couple of weeks by re pressing on my book marker for Hotmail.

A:Windows Live Hotmail asking for phone # ...

I had gotton that for 8 weeks till I found out how to stop it.

It's legitimate


The request from Microsoft mentions 4 security items:

* Phone number
* Alternate email address
* Trusted PC
* Secret question

The "sticky" post also needs to tell customers that only two of the four items need to be provided (I just found this out today in a post from another Forum Moderator).Click to expand...

So just answer two of them like these two.
* Alternate email address
* Secret question

This is the page you should of seen right after login. With your email address in the top right.

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I have a new HP 430 laptop with windows 7 home basic. IE9. and the usual assortment msoffice etc.

Suddenly I could not access hotmail, despite much trying to set, reset install windows live esentials etc etc. I serched all the forums I could find, lots of advice etc but still no hotmail.

Some suggested that hotmail's server was down? And some winged that it was not the first time that hotmail had fallen over.

Despite all attempts at registry editing and other options including uninstalling windows live and all of its components, cleaning the registry with Ccleaner. My solution was to Do a complete reinstall of windows, NOT installing windows live esentials - lo and behold I have hotmail again.

My question (s) are 1. Was it necessary to do a complete reinstall of windows or 2. Was it a coincidence that I was able to access hotmail, did Ms fix the problem?

3. Did anyone else experience a problem accessing hotmail with windows live esentials?

My older machine was a Neo HGL31 with XP home and IE8. when I reconnected that to the net I got instant access to hotmail. So my guess is a conflict with hotmail and windows live esentials, both Ms products - in conflict!

4. Should I risk installing windows live esentials? Supposedly a program to enhance the hotmail, messenger, etc experience?

I hope this was not too long winded - hoping for a usable reply.

David Payne (aka davethemedic)

A:conflict between hotmail and windows live

Hi and welcome to TSF 1 it is a mute point since you have reinstalled 2 unlikely 3 it dose happen and is frustrating 4 yes but you can adapt the settings when in doubt about the issue see the trouble shooting pages Troubleshooting
Hotmail Solutions

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Hi, Changed over to live hotmail however, when signing in I just keep getting this message:

<There's a problem loading the full version of Windows Live Hotmail. You are being redirected to the classic version.
If this doesn't happen automatically, please click here.>

I've tried clearing temp files and cache but it still stays in the classic mode. Can anyone help? thanks.

Apologies if this has been posted in the wrong section

A:Windows live hotmail will not load

Anyone got any ideas on this one?

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Advice and or bit if info please,,
  I am wondering if I am safe using WLH with my out of the box free Avast av. I have read, but am quite confused as to whether it scans my incoming mail like gmail and yahoo does. I am beginning to look at other mail services. Certain mails in gmail such as Filehippo (used to stay updated on a few apps) seem slow and harder to open...Admitted I am an old uneducated RN on such matters. Pleas advist in simple terms  ...Thanks for any and all advice....Jim

A:Avast and windows Live Hotmail

avast! real-time shield modules are individual resident protection features which continuously monitors various areas of your computer.Resident protection comprising individual modules or "shields", each of which can be individually configured or disabled:• File System Shield— Real-time protection against viruses and other malware threats. Scans files as they run on your computer to keep viruses from being able to execute.• Mail Shield— Scans messages and attachments in E-mail/Microsoft Outlook/Exchange for viruses.• Web Shield — HTTP protection (local transparent proxy). Version 4.8 also allows the blocking of URLs. Scans URLs and incoming data for viruses, and aborts connections to the site if one is found.• P2P Shield — Scans P2P files from file share programs.• IM Shield — Instant Messaging protection. (Scanning of files transferred through instant messaging applications)• Script Shield — Scans webpages for malicious scripts, and disables them from infecting your computer, though they can still be used. (for example, a clickable button)• Network Shield — Basic protection against well-known network worms. Acts as an Intrusion Detection System.• Behavior Shield — Reports suspicious behavior by analyzing the behavior of programs.avast! Features: Shields

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Hi, before when I'd log into Windows Live Messenger, and clicked on the inbox button, it would open up Windows Live Hotmail in my browser. But last night I couldn't open it for some reason, so I signed into Windows Live Mail from my Programs list to view my inbox. Now when I sign into Messenger, click my inbox button, it launches Windows Live Mail, instead of opening the browser based Hotmail, how to I get it back to opening my inbox through my browser using Hotmail?


A:Windows Live Messenger and Web Hotmail


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For whatever reason, the last two days, I haven't been able to access my email from hotmail, which is under Windows Live, and I operate on Windows Xp, but every time I try to access it, the page now freezes up on me, and I can't access it.

A:Solved: Windows Live Hotmail

did hotmail upgraded your account before it happened?...

seems alot of people are having the problem..

" Thanks, MSN Messanger works fine, and I just contacted MS about the problem, seems that about 10 other people have had the problem. It involves my video card (?!?!) Anyways, thanks "

could be worth a try... hope this helps in some way...


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I am running Windows7 & using Windows Live Mail to access my Virgin Media account.
When I try to send an email to a @hotmail address, it sticks in my outbox & I receive the following error:

An unknown error has occurred.

Subject 'I have left this out'
Server Error: 550
Server Response: 550 you are not allowed to send mail to <[email protected]>
Server: 'smtp.ntlworld.com'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC69
Protocol: SMTP
Port: 25
Secure(SSL): No

Anyone know why this is ?

BTW: if I login directly to my Virgin account, I can send emails to Hotmail


A:Hotmail & Windows Live Mail

Have I beat everybody with this??

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I have windows vista,mainly use windows live hotmail using internet explorer 7.I have a friend using XP home with MacAfee security who doesn't receive my emails yet if I send a yahoo e-mail it does arrive. I have told her to put my live mail address in contacts and also to go into tools/security etc and enter it as an accepted address which has been done but without any improvement.Does she need to tell her firewall to accept and if so how?She tells me that she doesn't appear to have a bulk or junk folder which I don't understand.Can anyone help or give any suggestions.

A:E.mails Via Windows Live Hotmail

I use Windows Live Hotmail myself so Ill have a crack at helping you.

Is your friend also using the same email client or different?

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A week ago suddenly I was unable to open any emails in Windows Live Mail/Hotmail.  I can see all the messages are listed but cannot open them.  I get a message saying "A problem occurred while trying to open this message" every time I try to open a message.  I can open the messages if I go online under https:// but not under my email.  I looked at the Microsoft site and tried all the things they suggested.  I uninstalled Windows Live Mail and reinstalled it.  No change.  I downloaded the Microsoft Silverlight.  I checked and have Internet Explorer 11.  I have tried to repair the Windows Live Mail.  Again no change.  I don't know how to get back to where I can actually view my emails in Windows Live Mail.  I am frustrated.  Any ideas.  By the way, I have restarted after each of the above.  I changed my security settings for junk mail to medium.  I suspect this happened after an automatic update.   

A:Windows Live Mail/Hotmail

Hi Vegreville It seems like you're not the only one with that issue. You are using the Windows Live Mail application right, and not accessing Hotmail/Outlook from your web browser?List Installed ProgramsDownload MiniToolBox and move it to your Desktop;Execute it by double-clicking on it;Check the "List Installed Programs" checkbox;Click on the Go button;Once the scan is complete, a log will open.Copy/paste (select the Notepad, press Ctrl + A then Ctrl + C to copy, and Ctrl + V to paste) the content of the output log in your next reply;

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When signing in to Hotmail Messenger while connected to the internet I get error code 80072efd, telling me there is an error with my internet conection...

Anybody has any clues as to how to fix it...



A:On hotmail windows live messenger

Hello and Welcome to TSF...

Try this solution:

Remove any Internet Explorer proxy server settings...

1. In Internet Explorer, click Tools and then click Internet Options.
2. In the Internet Options dialog box, go to the Connections tab.
3. Click LAN Settings?
4. Un-check the Use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections) checkbox.
5. Click OK and OK again Internet Options

Click on the Start menu, select Run and type the following:
regsvr32 Dssenh.dll Gpkcsp.dll Slbcsp.dll Sccbase.dll

Keep us posted...

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Well as of today. One of my PC's with IE 7 on it now refuses to log into my hotmail account. I get a message saying

Windows Live ID:

Cookies must be allowed
Your browser is currently set to bock cookies... Yada yada bull hockey!!

Tools>Internet Options>Privacy>Advanced>Override automatic cookie handling is checked. Accept First and third party cookies is checked and Always allow session cookies is checked. Still the same message. Changing it by removing the check in Overide automatic cookie handling doesn't help. Yesterday I could check hotmail from that PC, today I can not. I haven't changed my cookie settings til I got this message and tried fixing it.

My computer is set to allow cookies! I've reset it three times. What gives?

A:Windows Live, Hotmail and Cookies Oh My!

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Recently, I've been getting these pop-ups from Internet Explorer (while I'm using Firefox ó I never use Internet Explorer, but it is still installed on my computer) that have a Hotmail log-in page on it. If I don't do anything and just watch, I can see that it types in a really weird e-mail by itself, then a password, logs in, and continues to type in a spam message and sends it.

Each time it does this, the e-mails are different, as are the messages. I have no clue why it's doing this, or how to stop it. I've tried using SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, but neither of them remove anything that pertains to this annoying pop-up. Any help would be appreciated.

Here is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:19:59 PM, on 7/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\bak\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
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A:Windows Live Hotmail Virus

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Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**


With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have the Windows Recovery Console pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.
Go to Microsoft's website => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994

Select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System

Download the file & save it as it's originally named.
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools.

Please note once you start ComboFix you should not click anywhere on the ComboFix window as it can cause the program to stall.

Drag the setup package onto ComboFix.exe and drop it.

Follow the prompts to start ComboFix and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Recovery Console.

At the next prompt, click 'Yes' to run the full ComboFix scan.

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I suddenly cannot log on or open my live hotmail account. Also a box keeps popping up every five minutes asking me for my password and to log in. Ticking the remember password box does not help. How do I solve this problem and regain access to my e-mail account?

N.b. I can access my account by going to www.hotmail.com.
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2031 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 122870 MB; E: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 948090 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 0A58h
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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My wife has a hotmail account that we access through live mail.She keeps getting an e-mail 6 or 7 times
a day from a certain address.Here is the address:[email protected] tried to block it but keeps coming back with a different first name.Is there any other way I can block this,thank-you.

A:Windows Live Mail(Hotmail)

If they are all coming from the same domain, @jobstoinbox.com, you may be able to block it.

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is there a way to make hotmail not block most everything (when you click on the email, it says its not safe and you have to click open message)

this seems to be happening since the new version, if there was any way to go back to the old one I would

I know whats safe and whats not and its really annoying having to click on open message for everything

I saw the thing about adding certain contacts to a "safe list", but no I dont want to have to do that all the time

A:windows live hotmail blocking


That&#8217;s the only way your are going to get these emails to come into your inbox. I&#8217;m not 100% sure how MSN or HOTMAIL determine their SPAM, but I&#8217;m sure they use some type of RBL or something to evaluate the incoming messages.

I do not use HOTMAIL, but you may want to go to the HELP section and see if there is a way of DISABLING SPAM protection on your account. If it is a FREE account it&#8217;s probably not possible, but you never know!

Not sure how up-to-date this is, but it may help:


Thanks and Happy New Year!


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Just wondering if anyone else has had the following experiences recently;

First, when I opened Windows Live Mail today, one fortnightly recurring event notification from my Live Calendar started sending reminders via Live Mail to me. About ten events were immediately loaded and showed as Emails in my In Box. I deleted [unopened] all the subject Emails, followed immediately by emptying of the contents of the Deleted Folder.

However, the Emails kept coming, and the only way to stop the problem was to open the Calendar, select the subject Event and delete all future recurring instances. By that time, Emails for notifications into the middle of 2011 had been received, and I treated those the same way as detailed above.

Second, for the first Email that I wished to send after this strange behaviour, this anti-spam security clearance panel appeared;

I needed to complete the clearance, before the Live Mail email was sent.

Now I'm left wondering what this was all about?

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Have not been able to check my hotmail account online for last 2 weeks or so. I get a strange message that i need to Upgrade my browser (full message posted below). I am running IE 7 and FF3, so cannot understand why it is asking me to upgrade browser.
The message also says that if i dont want to upgrade my broswer i can proceed to hotmail but some functions may not work. However when i try that option i go into another error screen with 2 options both of which dont work (and there is no response) when clicking them almost like the browser is dead. The 2 options are
1) try to return to windows hotmail
2) report this problem to microsoft
About a month ago i had been tuning up my pc and shut down a few services (cant remember which ones). Do you think this could be the reason?
Can someone please help me with this issue. Many thanks
Original error message:-
Upgrade your web browser
We recommend that you upgrade your web browser so you can get the most out of Windows Live Hotmail. Upgrading should only take a few minutes. To get started, choose one of the browsers below:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Apple Safari
If you donít want to upgrade right now you can still continue to Windows Live Hotmail, but some parts of it may not work and it may not be displayed properly.

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Someone has found the password for my Windows Live account, presumably using some script or something. I've changed my password and secret question, but that won't do much good because the person can simply run the script again. I know you're supposed to write to MSN to get your account immediately terminated, but after looking around hotmail for a while I can't find an address to write to for such a circumstance. Can anyone provide one?

A:Terminating my Windows Live Hotmail account

you could download a hack-tool but I strongly recommend that you dont use it
because it slows ur internet connection because it keeps connecting to the account
also because u might get viruses

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Hi Guys,

I'm at my wits end! I bought a new wireless modem from Tata Indicom, and it simply will not process any messages on Hotmail. I create replies, then log-on, and it marks the Hotmail accounts with a red cross (I have two Hotmail accounts). I have no trouble with my personal account, but it cannot process Hotmail.

I have some error messages for you:
"TCP/IP reported Error 735. The required address was rejected by the server."
"Error 732: Your computer and the remote computer could not agree on PPP control protocols."
"Error 633: The modem (or other connecting device) is already in use or is not configured properly."

I am not using the device for anything but the Internet.

I have been through the options, but cannot find anything.

And then, on the last attempt,
"Error 691: Usercode/Password error."

The wireless modem is on Port Com4, according the "Phones and Modems", and on Port Com5 according to "System/Device Manager".

Can anyone help? I am in Goa, India.

Regards, Smiffy.

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After the latest windows 10 update my windows live mail stopped receiving hotmail. it does receive gmail and other accounts. I installed the december windows essentials update last week and it started receiving hotmail again. But it has stopped again.
I can receive hotmail on my tablet and phone so I know its not the account.

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Is there any way I can prevent the flashing advertising that appears on my screen whenever I use Hotmail please?

A:Windows Live Hotmail flashing adverts

For Firefox, try Adblock Plus.

For Internet Explorer, try Simple Adblock.

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I changed from hotmail to Windows Live Hotmail. Each time I sign in I get redirected to the old version of hotmail because there is always a problem loading the new version. I have cleared my cache, deleted all cookies, run my spyware, defraged all to no avail. I am using Windows XP sp2.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have Windows Live Hotmail. The Hotmail folks were nice enough to introduce feature in which they decided that they know better than I how I want to manage my Inbox. They don't. How can I get back to the old Inbox in which they simply show individually what it is it without screwing around bundling together various emails that they, not I, think should be bundled together? And the way they format this is insidiously designed to drive me bonkers. I'd be quite satisfied to forego all of the Windows Live features, none of which I use if they were not already available in the old Hotmail. Thanks, grandpaw81

A:Solved: windows live hotmail and my sanity

On the right, just above your first message in your Hotmail Inbox is a "Arrange by" drop down box. Try different settings since you don't like your current selection.

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it worked ok until yesterday, november 20, 2013.



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Every time I try to log in into my my email I get this asking me to to retrieve a code from another email that I don't know

A:I can't access my windows live hotmail account

It's a "security feature" implemented in Hotmail, it does ask for an alternative authentication by requesting another email account or a cell phone to send you an activation code, then they let you into your account again.

Microsoft just want to collect private data about you help you protect your account in cse you lose your password. I've been asked myself and have to gave another email for they to collect

Look here too: privacy - How do I access Outlook.com without giving them my phone number or another email address? - Web Applications Stack Exchange

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I'm a borderline tech Luddite esp when it comes to email.

I use two different email names in Hotmail, and I'm satisfied with how Hotmail works.

But I apparently have told my computer to use Windows Live Mail also, under certain circumstances. If I'm looking at a website and it shows me someone's email address as a link, which I click on, to send that person an email, WLM automatically launches. And in particular it automatically defaults to the one of those two names which I almost never really want to use!

What I want, instead, is for the computer to automatically just connect me to my regular Hotmail account and let me type in the message from there.

Obviously, I can just cut/paste the address that shows up as a link, and launch Hotmail myself in a new window, and do it all that way. But I'd prefer if at least part of it were automated, the way the computer seems to automatically launch WLM now.

Is there a way for me to delete WLM entirely (using the usual control panel process, which I know how to do) and just use Hotmail all the time as my email program? Or would deleting WLM have the effect of wiping out my Hotmail stuff also?

A:Are Hotmail and Windows Live Mail the same or can I delete WLM?

Hotmail is the browser version of Windows Live mail, Windows Live mail is what allows you to click on a link and send an email.

You can change the default email account you send from, under options, email accounts.

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For about a week, I have been able to view my hotmail inbox, but not get into any of my messages or folders, nor write new messages. I can access my messages via Firefox and Opera, but I have a ton of photos to send and the MSN photo upload tool is the best one I've tried, but of course it doesn't work with other browsers. I have scanned for nasties but not found anything obvious, and I don't remember changing anything that would cause this to happen. It's really frustrating more than anything, and I would be glad to know if anyone has any suggestions. I know I should maybe upgrade to IE7, but doubt if this would solve the problem. Any ideas, please?

A:Unable to access Windows Live hotmail via IE6

Hi destiny27,Did you ask MSN support why you can't open your messages? (emails?) or folders? https://support.msn.com/default.aspx?locale=en-usTo use the support, choose and entry out of the list and you'll be directed to a form where you can describe your problem.You could try upgrading to IE7. If you don't like it, it can be removed again via add-remove programs. It does take some getting used to, but has features which are more like Firefox.Alternatively, you could try setting your computer back to an earlier restore point. This would remove any recent updates or installations which may have caused the problem. If it doesn't help, it's easy enough to undo the change.If you've never done this before, Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restorecheck the box to Restore my computer to an earlier time and click on Next. You'll see a calendar with highlighted dates. Choose one of the dates just preceeding these problems and allow your system to return to that date. See if the problem goes away.For Vista: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...43.html#restoreIf that doesn't help, simply go back into System Restore and choose the option to undo the change you just made.Did any of the above help?Zllio

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Hey guys

I got this peoblem with Windows live mail
I've had my email adress for so long, but now it refuses to even log on in the adress
at first it gave me an error that password is wrong, and I'm sure it wasn't, so I reset it to my alternative email, but then I got a new error:


is blocked
Sign-in with [email protected] is blocked for one of these reasons:
Someone entered the wrong password too many times.
If you signed up for this ID through an organization, you might not be able to use the account yet.

I have no clue what is happening, how I could enter the wrong password too many times and I just reset it!

any ideas?

A:Windows Live Mail (Hotmail) Problem

See if you can sign in at Hotmail - Sign In

Check Live ID info - https://mid.live.com/si/login.aspx

Regards. . .


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