5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2006 2:18 PM by girl with a mac
girl with a mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Ah, it seems the more comfortable I get with my mac, the more it seems to work against me.

I have a hotmail mail account. It is my primary mail account with everything I use and when i try to log into hotmail.com and type in my Screen Name and then my password, the URL bar blinks a thousand different URL names and then brings me back to the sign in page saying that the Passport network is not allowed or something.

What's going on? Its not the hotmail website because my friends with PC's and everything cang et into their hotmail names. Is it something with Safari or my internet or what?

Concerned mac again.

macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Marty J Level 4 Level 4 (3,020 points)
    I used to get the same thing. I joined the Windows Live beta program, and now I can get into Hotmail with Safari again (though I'm not sure why I'd want to). You might have a link to join it in Hotmail.

    You will find that many websites will not display properly in browsers that aren't Internet Explorer. This is because of sloppy coding on the part of the people who made the website, as they assume everyone in the world uses Internet Explorer. Thus, they only test their sites in IE. If someone had done their job properly, you'd be able to see it in Safari.

    Thankfully, what doesn't work in Safari usually works in Camino.

    It's nothing to worry about, but it is something to be annoyed about.
  • Eme Level 5 Level 5 (5,635 points)
    Hello girlIs this a free Passport account ?

    That is what I have and I can get in with out a problem as long as my cookies have been deleted after my last login. Setting cookies to Always can also help, though the cookies deleted prior to an attempt at log in is the key from my experience with it. I have not had one unsuccessful attempt at log in.

    Go to Safari Preferences-> Security tab and Delete All your cookies for MSN Hotmail & passport, and many affiliated cookies then click on this Link->

    -> http://www.msn.com/ click on Hotmail if you use MSN you may have to log into MSN first then log into Hotmail.

    the URL bar blinks a thousand different URL names and then brings me back to the sign in page saying that the Passport network is not allowed or something.
    What's going on? Its not the hotmail website because my friends with PC's and everything cang et into their hotmail names. Is it something with Safari or my internet or what?


    It is MSN Hotmail making it difficult for Mac users and not the other way around. The new windows live change over in mid April has made log in difficult for many users, I have always deleted the cookies after every log out because MSN required we had cookies set to "Always" to log out properly.
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107605.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WindowsLiveID

    Hope this help.
  • girl with a mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh my goodness thank you so much! It works! Good!

    Oh thank you again!

    Now do I have to delete cookies every time i sign out of hotmail, or does the always button I have set do it automatically. Im guessing no.
  • Eme Level 5 Level 5 (5,635 points)
    Hi Girl with a mac,

    I am so very glad to have been able to help you get into your Hotmail. Good job !! Thank you for posting back, with your results it is so appreciated in a help forum.

    No you are right it does not do it for you. Yes do delete the cookies after you log out which is the best idea Safari pref.->Security tab then set cookies back to " Only sites you navigate to " it is a safer setting. <font size ="1" [small rant] of course MSN does not much care about that, imo.

    Welcome aboard again & enjoy your mac!!

    Eme ;~[)

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  • girl with a mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Deleting the cookies makes it work every time! So if Safari is giving you problems, just delete the cookies in your security setting.

    Works wonderfully!