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    Hotmail (IE 6)

    Here's something strange. I want to open a hotmail mail account. I already have a .NET Passport password (thingy).

    So, I go to www.hotmail.com, and I am immediately asked to log into my Passport account. So I do, and then I recieve an error message:

    "Hotmail does not support the .Net Passport you are logged into. There are two ways to get to Hotmail"

    And then it tells me to either sign in with my "Hotmail account" or set up a new account.

    However, clicking any of the links on that error page takes me to a page letting me change my .Net settings.

    When I go back to a hotmail sign in, it asks me again for a .NET Passport, which it then rejects!

    It's a catch-22


    Has anyone seen anything like this before?

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    Re: Hotmail (IE 6)

    So, I gather no one uses Hotmail and also has a passort account?

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    Re: Hotmail (IE 6)

    I use Passport all the time. I quit using Hotmail long time ago. The only time I have had a error message on log in was because I type in the wrong address or password.

    Are you sure that you are entering thing correctly?

    Are you sure that the hotmail account is current? If you do not access the hotmail account monthly it will not be usable.
    Following id from Hotmail.com
    The following information can help you manage your free Hotmail account.

    Your Hotmail account becomes inactive if you do not sign in for 30 days, or within the first 10 days after signing up for an account. Once an account becomes inactive, all messages, folders, and contacts are deleted, but the account name is still reserved.
    If the account stays inactive for an additional 90 days, it is permanently deleted.

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    Re: Hotmail (IE 6)

    The problem isn't with my Passport account. I use that daily. I don't have a hotmail email address. I am trying to get one.

    However, when I try, I am asked to sign in to my .Net passport. When I do, I get this:


    <font color=blue>
    How to get to Hotmail

    Hotmail does not support the .NET Passport you are signed in to. There are two ways you can get to Hotmail:
    If you already have a Hotmail account, you can sign out of your .NET Passport and sign in using your Hotmail account.
    If you do not have a Hotmail account, you can sign out of your .NET Passport and visit the Hotmail Web site for information or to set up a free account.
    </font color=blue>

    I've gone around and around and around on this. Login-> Not Supported-> Login-> Not Supported-> Login. Every time, every way I've tried to set up an email account starts with being asked for my net passport, and IMMEDIATELY ends with a message telling me that .NET isn't suported.

    The worst part is, I don't even want a hotmail mail account. I just need it for testing why certain hotmail emails aren't getting through to my email server.

    I was just wondering how other people are logging into their hotmail accounts if not with "passport"?

    Very frustrating.

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    Re: Hotmail (IE 6)

    Do you have your passport to auto log in?
    If so log out and then try and get a hot mail account.
    A better place for a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> email is http://www.myway.com and it can be used for different passport account. With a lot less Junk and spam.

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    Re: Hotmail (IE 6)

    Thanks but I specifcally need a "hotmail" account to test why some Hotmail mail incoming mail sometimes get rejected.

    I'm not auto-logging in. In fact, I've tried many combinations of logging in and out and different web sites in and around msn. Differnt browsers, computers, etc.

    This is the result every single time

    1. I am asked to log into my .NET Passport
    2. I am told that I can't use my .NET passport for hotmail
    3. Click any link, button, widget, supplied that promises to address the problem
    4. Go to Step 1

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    Re: Hotmail (IE 6)

    Go here https://registernet.passport.net/reg...2&lc=1033&sl=1 and DO NOT log in to the Passport account. Just fill ot the form.

    As for the heading of the form please note.
    Complete this form to register for a Hotmail account, <font color=red>which is also a Microsoft .NET Passport. </font color=red>

    The Hotmail e-mail address and password you create are your .NET Passport credentials. You'll need them to access your Hotmail account and to sign in where you see the .NET Passport sign-in button:


    My input
    <font color=red> You will need to use the NEW passport to access the hotmail account. It (hotmail account) can NOT be accessed by your current Passport.</font color=red>

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    Re: Hotmail (IE 6)

    AH, of course. I can't use my Passport account. I have to use a Passport account. It's so simple a 4 year old child could understand. [groucho] Someone go get me a 4 year old child. I can't make a head or tail out of it[/groucho]

    Unfortunately, when I go to that URL, it complains that I am not allowing cookies. I already allow cookies , of course. But I guess in this case MS must be talking about "cookies" not "cookies."


    Is it getting a little surreal in here?

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    Re: Hotmail (IE 6)

    Well, I finally got it, and yes, you were correect. The problem was that it wanted me to open ANOTHER passport account for a hotmail mailbox.

    Unfortunately, after all that, my Yahoo and Hotmail messages stubbornly refuse to get lost on their way to my office mailserver.

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