IE 6. & Hotmail

By sterno
Jan 26, 2004
  1. I'm having trouble logging into my Hotmail accounts to retreive my messages. I log in normally and get this in return:

    NET Passport Unavailable at This Site Help

    The .NET Passport service is currently unavailable at this Web site for one of these reasons:

    • The site may contain an error or be experiencing a problem that affects the .NET Passport service.
    • The site may not be an official .NET Passport-participating site.

    You can:

    • Return to this site later and try to sign in or register again.
    • Sign in or register for a .NET Passport at another .NET Passport participating site. .NET Passport Site Directory

    I've cleaned out my IE cache, History, cookies and everything else you're supposed to do to run a clean and mean machine, all this to no avail.

    I now have to go through OExpress to download my messages, which is very inconvenient while surfing. I've been unable to locate any help through asking around and have run out of ideas. :confused:

    Anybody have any thoughts on this.:
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Get yourself another email-address at some REPUTABLE website.
    I have been using the free email from also known as for about four years now, and I still have to get my FIRST spam. They have POP3 which can also be accessed by webmail.
  3. jshields13

    jshields13 TS Rookie Posts: 109 seems to be a good free site also. You can retieve your mail from hotmail and other sites with it also.
  4. sterno

    sterno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks peeps for your input. I am not looking to get new accounts, at least not at this point in time. I am using my Hotmail accounts on a daily basis for posts and other stuff. I am getting into these accounts through Outlook Express,:rolleyes: but it is not convenient doing it this way when I am on the net. I have run the SFC with nothing apparantly wrong. I then installed a new copy of MS's Java machine and this didn't help.:dead: So here I am still trying to access my Hotmail like everyone else, but can't do.:mad:

    That's funny, I don't remember being absent minded.
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Have you tried if your NET passport works on other sites? Maybe your settings are off/invalid
  6. shoesuntied

    shoesuntied TS Rookie

    I originally thought it was the firewall due to my position within IT, but after some research and verifying settings, this is what I found....

    Down on the status bar there is a gray oval with a red circle on top. The red circle has a white dash through it. I double clicked on it and discovered that all cookies for the hotmail site were being blocked. Once I right clicked and then changed to accept cookies, I was able to access. This should fix you! Good luck!
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,028   +613

    This solution was sent to me via email by some reader that cared but wasn't able to post/register for some reason:
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