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OE and Hotmail temperamental


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#1 luci2a

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 04:20 AM

A few days ago I had the same error message that Travis C reported on May 27th http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=19895&hl=
which I ignored after reading the thread.
Since then OE has been playing up. I can send and receive my btinternet account mail, but it takes several tries before Hotmail can be read or sent, and today not at all. I get the following error messages:
Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Server Response: '', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 12007, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D
An error message also comes up from the BT broadband help centre, although the Bt mail is getting in and out.

As far as I know I have not done anything to alter the accounts. Some time ago I got a message from Hotmail to say that new customers would have to pay to access the mail via OE, but existing customers could continue without paying. I have been accessing Hotmail via OE for some years, and have had no notification that I might be cut off.

I can still access Hotmail directly without involving OE.

Anybody any ideas as to what is happening?

Thanks to you all.

Luci2a

Edited by luci2a, 03 June 2005 - 04:23 AM.


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Posted 05 June 2005 - 11:24 AM

I just started having the exact same problem a few days ago. I was also under the impression that old accounts would be safe. I sent a help request to Microsoft Support but never got a reply. Could someone please help us???

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 11:42 AM

Hi ladydairhean

I also emailed them, and just got a reply. They implied that it was a problem their end, to do with their servers, although they also gave instructions on how to set up the account again, which made no difference.
My daughter the other side of the world emailed me to say she was having a problem too, so I think it is at their end.
In the last half hour or so it seems to have righted itself (is there a smiley for crossed fingers on this board?)

I will kick up a big fuss if they do cut me off, having promised that they wouldn't!

I'm just hoping it will be OK now - and for you too.

Luci2a :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 02:39 AM

Hmm. It was too good to be true. I cannot access Hotmail through OE at all now .
I assume that they have cut me off after all, and I have had no reply to further emails from me asking if this is the case.
The error message now is
Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 12019, Error Number: 0x80004005

Googling for this error message brings up a few other disgruntled customers with the same problem, but not as many as I would have expected if Hotmail has cut off access.

Anyone else here with the same problem?

Cheers

luci2a

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