Hotmail - enable cookies

May 5, 2005 at 06:21:55
Specs: Windows XP, 512

My computer (and hotmail) was OK but suddenly since a couple of weeks ago, I could not access Hotmail and got a message saying that I had to enable cookies in order to access hotmail. I tried the normal procedure (Tools, Options, Privacy, Low security, eneble cookies) but it does not work.
The only way I can access hotmail is to delete all Temporary Internet files every time I want to access hotmail before entering The Internet Explorer (it's a nuisance!)
Does anybody know why this happens and how to get the IE to work normally?

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May 5, 2005 at 11:19:57

I had the same problem and although googling around and trying different things nothing seemed to work more than temporarily - but then it suddenly worked! I'm not sure, but I think the final touch was by changing my shortcut link/ favourite (which I used to get to hotmail) to "" (and nothing else i.e not the login.passport=2utehd=hnd and stuff- just Try it. Please check back and tell me if it worked or not!

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May 9, 2005 at 23:30:11

I'm having that problem too. I used to be able to sign into my hotmail account but now I can't. It's says that cookies are disabled. I tried the privacy settings and allowed all cookies and even tried resetting all the settings to default. I just tried the security tab and custom level, prompt...disable...disable...enable...enable and it still doesn't work...
I tried deleting all the cookies under the general tab. Don't know what else to try...

If you figure out this problem, please let me know...

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May 11, 2005 at 06:48:45

I've been having the same problem in the last few weeks. My cookies are obviously enabled (shop online frequently, lowered security, did all the steps). With me it works intermittently, I can't access with IE in the morning, then a couple of hours later it works. The only surefire way I can access hotmail every time is to use Firefox instead of IE just for the hotmail site LOL. Contacted Hotmail support- no help "we are aware of this and have archived this case blah blah..."

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May 27, 2005 at 06:00:41

For the past year or so I have had problems signing into hotmail. When I type in the url goes to

After typing in my password, I would get a blank page, then I would click back once or twice and I would be in hotmail and could access my messages. A few days ago that stopped, nothing worked, I could not access hotmail. When I go to "account services" that shows that I am signed-in. But no matter what I do, I just get a blank page or I click and nothing at all happens.

I have Windows XP. I have no trouble accessing hotmail, through my MAC.

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