firefox hotmail not loading

By jools182
Sep 14, 2007
  1. Hi

    I logged in to hotmail ok this morning, then when I tried later in the day I got this message

    The page isn't redirecting properly
    Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
    This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept

    Also I have noticed that my cursor has changed in the address bar of firefox
    It now looks like a backwards 1 i.e. it has a small line at the top going fromleft to right
  2. fforster

    fforster TS Rookie

    got it working but with pain...

    I had the same problem yesterday and today I started poking around with Webterceptor (a debug proxy from
    I intercepted the https traffic between Firefox and Hotmail and found out that they return a page like this:

    <html><body onload="javascript:window.location=''"><img src=' longstring...1CN5M5oyEc$'/></body>

    The image request is the one where most important cookies (MSPAuth, MSPProf) get set.

    If you copy the image source ( and change http to https and paste that in the URL it works fine.

    The problem is that this URL is valid only 1 time and newly generated for each login.

    I'm not sure how to get it to work without the debug proxy yet, but I'll look more into this.
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Firefox is protecting the user by saying an undesirable redirect is taking place. Either your browser has been hijacked or a shortcut you may be using may have become corrupt.

    Overriding this is not in the best interest of the user. There IS some reason this is happening!
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