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Thread: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    Quote Originally Posted by smoqueur View Post
    Sorry Ash 3.0.3 but your solution does not work
    Hmm, that's strange, for me it is working. But one way or the other, that these kinds of hacks or plugins are necessary is ridiculous. Hotmail should just work with any modern browser and OS, as should any website. I have been using hotmail for 7 years, but I will switch to gmail, which doesn't need these kinds of draconic measures.

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    You could use Thunderbird mail with the webmail & hotmail add-on .......

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    Has anyone come up with a fix for this?

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    I can't verify that this works but others seem to have been successful with this fix (it's been posted by others in this thread):

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...69&postcount=9

    I will try this when I get home and report back.

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    Quote Originally Posted by timwaters View Post
    ...
    in firefox:
    about:config
    change the value for general.useragent.vendor from Ubuntu to Firefox, and restart.....
    My value is Firefox/3.03

    I will change that to Firefox and see what it does then.

    Cheers - CC7
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    This was the result.
    Didn't fix nor break Firefox
    Last edited by vandorjw; November 5th, 2008 at 11:13 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    Damn MS.... I will be switching to Gmail i think...

    anyhow, this does work, I had the same problem where i couldn't edit the emails:
    in firefox: open "about:config"
    then change the value for "general.useragent.vendor" from "Ubuntu" to "Firefox", and restart your pc.

    For restart, I had to literally restart my pc, exiting Firefox and reopening it didn't work.

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    the "about:config" fix worked for me. As stated previously don't put in 'Firefox' just remove 'Ubuntu'

    Also, there was no need to restart I just opened another tab and could compose in the Hotmail rich text control.

    This isn't a great solution and as it's my girlfriend who uses hotmail I'll try and come up with a 'neater' solution.

    PLAN A -> get her to switch to gmail.

    PLAN B -> mess round with the user agent switcher thing.

    It took me 3 seconds to get onto plan B...

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    I was having problems with the new hotmail and opera 9.62, too.

    To solve them: Help->Check for updates

    It'll tell you that no updates are available if you're using the latest version, but AFAIK it updates the browser.js and hotmail will work again for you. At least it does for me.

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    Actually plan be worked as posted earlier by the French guy.

    My solution is:
    - Install Firefox user agent switcher plugin.
    - From Firefox, "Tools - User Agent Switcher - Options - Options"
    - Click "Add"

    Set up a new user agent as follows (this is basically the same as the earlier one from the french guy, but I changed the 'fr' to 'en' where appropriate:

    Description: Windows XP - Firefox 3
    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3
    App Name: Netscape
    App Version: 5.0 (Windows; en)
    Platform: Win32
    Vendor:
    Vendor Sub:

    It seems to work fine. You need to reapply the agent each restart. It'll have to do I guess.

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    Re: Ubuntu/Firefox/Hotmail(Microsoft Live) - Send Mail Bug/Error

    Thanks smoqueur!!! Your solution works for me.

    Long live to Ubuntu and its people!!!

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