RE: whats up with Windows Live Hot Mail?
Posted: 08-02-2008, 01:39 PM
This forum is for discussion of Vista Administration Accounts and Passwords,
but not for password issues with Hotmail. You might have better luck getting
help from experts on Hotmail by trying to find some place where issues with
browser-based e-mail are discussed. If you're using Outlook to get your
Hotmail, then you'd want to post in the Outlook general discussion area, I
Here's what little help I might be able to provide.
I guess it's possible that the particular location for your accounts on the
servers is having problems, but I doubt it. I haven't been having any trouble
with them, and I use them very heavily.
If I were you I'd try to use the accounts using a browser on a DIFFERENT
computer. By all means try to make it a trusted computer, and make sure that
your user name and password don't get saved on it. If you still get a wrong
password error trying to get to the account from a different computer, then
you need to get in touch with the tech support people at Hotmail right away,
because that possibly means that your accounts have been compromised and are
being used by someone else.
If you are able to get on the accounts from the trusted other system, then
you've got some troubleshooting to do on your own system. It's possible that
you may have a problem with malware, or that there's just some tiny thing
that's wrong in your setup.
Had you just installed some additional software immediately before this
> I haven't been able to log into my hotmail accounts for a few days. Is
> there a known problem or maintinance on those sites? The problem is it
> doesn't recognize my password on two different accounts. I have followed
> the setup to assure my Vista IE will accept cookies. [It was already setup
> to accpet cookies anyway] I have also dumped cookies and Internet cache,
> rebooted and still says wrong password or email address, try again... and
> again and again and again.