Hotmail says "enable cookies" when they already ar
Posted 11 March 2003 - 04:25 PM
Last night I was trying to access Hotmail from a friend's computer and the Hotmail server kept rejecting the login, saying that cookies were not enabled. I checked and double checked and I'm quite sure that cookies [i]were indeed enabled.
He's running MSIE 5.0 under Windows 2000 SP3.
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Posted 12 March 2003 - 04:16 PM
I ran into something similar the other day. I couldn't access a web site because it said that cookies were disabled when in reality in IE 6.0 they were enabled. Come to find out that ZoneAlarm was blocking the site's ability to use/save cookies. When I told ZoneAlarm to allow that site to save cookies it worked just fine.
Posted 12 March 2003 - 11:01 PM
Hmmm, I just came to this site to ask the very question this topic is about. I haven't been able to get into hotmail for a couple of days now, I hadn't changed any of my internet settings and all of a sudden hotmail's complaining about cookies. Anyway I switched the setting to enable all cookies and lowered all my security settings to low, but I still can't get in.
I'm using WinXP and I.E. 6.0. I'm not using a firewall.
Posted 12 March 2003 - 11:32 PM
Within IE, under the menus go to the "Tools".."Options".."Privacy" tab. Go to the option for editing specific web sites on the bottom. See if you have any specific handling set for Hotmail and/or Passport. You should probably set up a default of "Always Allow" for Hotmail.com.
If not using IE, I know most other browsers have somthing similar, as does Zone Alarm, as does Norton Internet Security.
Posted 24 March 2003 - 02:21 AM
I have tried all of the above listed in the advice column thus far and I still cant get into hotmail, I still get the message from "passport" that my cookies are disabled...which is not true given that I have alread disabled and even at the custom level allowed for cookies for hotmail and msn. This is so frustrating. Now I am using Netscape to check my hotmail account. Any suggestions!
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