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earthpigg
September 30th, 2008, 08:42 PM
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.


anyone else seeing this all of a sudden...?

when i click "continue to windows live hotmail" it still seems to work fine... its just an old throwaway email for signing up to random forums and registering with other stuff that i really dont care about.

nevertheless, wtf?

Mazza558
September 30th, 2008, 08:43 PM
It's done that for a while. I think it only likes Firefox 2 or something.

Fixman
September 30th, 2008, 08:44 PM
I don't have that problem, however you can try User agent switcher (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59).

Kernel Sanders
September 30th, 2008, 08:58 PM
I suggest using Gmail. Google is a better master than Microfail ever was ;) :lol:

Kevbert
September 30th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Yes, it does it to me. When I go to My Space under Windows Live and then click on the Hotmail link it brings up the message. It can't be much more than a couple of weeks old and I've been using Firefox 3 (release not beta) since it occurred in the Ubuntu repos. I'll check if it makes any difference between Linux (no update) and XP (updated) and get back to you.

Chame_Wizard
September 30th, 2008, 09:11 PM
I suggest using Gmail. Google is a better master than Microfail ever was ;) :lol:
never thrown G mails away

Kevbert
September 30th, 2008, 09:15 PM
The only difference seems to be that you get the option for added 'features' plus what looks like targeted adverts (maybe a la google ?) Why update if it means sharing more personal info with Microsoft...

earthpigg
September 30th, 2008, 09:18 PM
I suggest using Gmail. Google is a better master than Microfail ever was ;) :lol:

oh, i do :) gmail rocks.

my hotmail addy is for registering for random crap that requires registration but does not work with bugmenot.

i think i registered here with hotmail address. not that this is crap, but i keep my real gmail email addy to friends and family.

some low traffic forums (http://atarchive.gotdns.org:8080/UtopiaForums/boardroot) have on the fly registration, which i think is awesome... even though it makes it easy to flood and spam.

cardinals_fan
September 30th, 2008, 09:22 PM
oh, i do :) gmail rocks.

my hotmail addy is for registering for random crap that requires registration but does not work with bugmenot.

i think i registered here with hotmail address. not that this is crap, but i keep my real gmail email addy to friends and family.

some low traffic forums (http://atarchive.gotdns.org:8080/UtopiaForums/boardroot) have on the fly registration, which i think is awesome... even though it makes it easy to flood and spam.
You might like this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4533

jespdj
September 30th, 2008, 09:32 PM
I have a Hotmail account, but I normally use Gmail, because it's much better - no stupid Microsoft check and no annoying Flash ads at the top of the page.

Here is a workaround:


Type "about:config" in the address bar and press Enter.
Search for "general.useragent.vendor" and make it empty (right-click -> edit)


(From this thread (http://forum.ubuntu-nl.org/topic/32166) in the Ubuntu NL forum).

tadcan
September 30th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Thanks jespdj that worked.

init1
September 30th, 2008, 09:45 PM
I have a Hotmail account, but I normally use Gmail, because it's much better - no stupid Microsoft check and no annoying Flash ads at the top of the page.

Here is a workaround:


Type "about:config" in the address bar and press Enter.
Search for "general.useragent.vendor" and make it empty (right-click -> edit)


(From this thread (http://forum.ubuntu-nl.org/topic/32166) in the Ubuntu NL forum).
Hrm, I think Wikipedia complains when your browser doesn't have a user agent, so that might not be the best option.

earthpiggggg
September 30th, 2008, 09:46 PM
You might like this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4533

it works!

thanks given.

master5o1
September 30th, 2008, 09:47 PM
You might like this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4533

Like http://10minutemail.com/

derekr44
October 1st, 2008, 12:02 AM
Just an FYI, it does the same thing on FF3 in Windows.

zachtib
October 1st, 2008, 12:09 AM
oh, i do :) gmail rocks.

my hotmail addy is for registering for random crap that requires registration but does not work with bugmenot.

i've started using the + addresses... so, if I signed up here, use zachtib+ubuntuforums@gmail.com. That way, if the site sends me junk, it's easy to tell where it came from and filter it away.

mr.propre
October 1st, 2008, 12:13 AM
Is a (temporary) bug when using Linux (I guess). They did some changes a few days ago and it looks like it doesn't work perfect. Not a big surprise, after all it's still Microsoft ;-p

earthpigg
October 1st, 2008, 12:17 AM
Just an FYI, it does the same thing on FF3 in Windows.

good to know it isn't a conspiracy then, like that mobo company ;)

bufsabre666
October 1st, 2008, 03:10 AM
it worked fine on ff3 for so long, the first time i saw it was the first time i loaded it up on google chrome on windows, and since then its been on every browser on every os ive used, even ie7

mike1234
October 1st, 2008, 03:14 AM
I saw that last night. Upgrade FF? To what? I'm already at 3.0.3 Microsoft cracks me up. I deleted hotmail right after that. It's worthless unless you enjoy junk mail.

M.

k3kiaze
October 2nd, 2008, 02:25 AM
Thanks for the workaround but i don't think its a hotmail issue. I get a similar message if you use Dashboard screenlet (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Dashboard+Screenlet?content=70324). Must be something to do with Firefox.

sanderella
October 2nd, 2008, 12:10 PM
Yuck!

I have a hotmail account, but I only use it to collect post from my web pages. From there I get about 30 spam mails to every genuine email, so I keep it separate from all my other mail. :KS

barbedsaber
October 2nd, 2008, 01:06 PM
I suggest using Gmail. Google is a better master than Microfail ever was ;) :lol:

indeed.

chris4585
October 5th, 2008, 07:07 AM
It's done that for a while. I think it only likes Firefox 2 or something.

It's happened to me for about a few months (while using firefox 2 continuing onto firefox 3)

aphandu
November 10th, 2008, 10:22 AM
I have a Hotmail account, but I normally use Gmail, because it's much better - no stupid Microsoft check and no annoying Flash ads at the top of the page.

Here is a workaround:


Type "about:config" in the address bar and press Enter.
Search for "general.useragent.vendor" and make it empty (right-click -> edit)


(From this thread (http://forum.ubuntu-nl.org/topic/32166) in the Ubuntu NL forum).


Thank you .....
This is works for me.

Cheers

razerbug
November 10th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Don't upgrade your browser, update your email provider! I throught most web veterans abandoned Hotfail years ago..?

Cybie257
November 10th, 2008, 03:19 PM
Reading this link this morning (http://linux-watch.com/news/NS6023147333.html), I came to realize that Linux/Ubuntu Firefox, Windows Firefox (including the new Minefield version), has no ability to write an email. I can reply, add/change subject, but nothing in the editor works. I've even tried the about:config changes with no luck...

Looks like I am going to dump my hotmail account(s). No use for them and can care less for MS practices and products. Hopefully everyone else that has these issues dumps hotmail also, though I know it's tough for some due to business contacts and such, but those who can should. This would reduce the revenue created for MS by less user traffic for the advertisers needs. :)

Remember the old saying?
Windows: Where do you want to go today?
LINUX: Where do you want to go TOMORROW!

PS. What a disaster it would be if MS ever bought Yahoo. I've had Yahoo email accounts for over 15 years. Never a problem.

-Cybie