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#1 gupta.vijay

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 12:59 AM

I am very confused about cookies in a way that IE 7 behaves:

Suppose I am logged in to Yahoo! Mail on IE 7 using user name XYZ, on the same browser, I am able to logged in to Yahoo! Mail using user name KLM. How is it possible?

If I try to do the same thing in IE 8 or Mozilla Firefox, then it logs me out from XYZ as soon as logged into Yahoo! Mail using KLM.

Similarly, if I logged into Yahoo! Mail using XYZ on IE 7 and delete cookies, then also remain logged into IE7 using XYZ whereas doing this in IE 8/Firefox logs me out from Yahoo! Mail using XYZ.

I know that this is because of cookies and IE 8/Firefox is doing correct. My query is regarding IE 7?

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:08 AM

Hmm that is a very good question, they seem to have separated cookies. Must have been either and error on microsofts part or a test that they disscontinued. I don't see much useful info on a simple google. Maybe someone else will be able to answer you but that is my thinking. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:59 AM

@computerxpds - can i tell them (microsoft) or ask from them about this behavior in any way (by sending a mail or putting a bug). Can you suggest a way for this?

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 09:48 AM

See that is the thing with microsoft there is no really sure fire Free way to contact them. The only way to contact them is to look through this page: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

And I doubt they will really respond as IE 7 is out of date and as stated the latest version is IE 8. Although it would be interesting what they will say. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 12:20 PM

I have submitted the suport issue on Microsoft Site:

https://support.microsoft.com/contactus/ema...&ws=support

Please let us know, what else can I do to get their response on this issue?

I will let you know if you get any response to this issue.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:29 PM

I have not got any response from them till now...although I have my service request number.

I am explaining the process again if it clears something:

I have two machines: one with IE7 and one with IE8

Steps on machine with IE7:

1) Open a window of IE7
2) Go to http://mail.yahoo.com and log in to Yahoo! Mail (or any mail) using user name XYZ
3) Open other window of IE7
4) Go to http://mail.yahoo.com and login page appears, I am able to logged in to Yahoo! Mail using user name KLM.
5) I am able to simultaneously check my mails on both accounts XYZ and KLM using the same browser IE7

Steps on machine with IE8:

1) Open a window of IE8
2) Go to http://mail.yahoo.com and log in to Yahoo! Mail (or any mail) using user name XYZ
3) Open other window of IE8
4) Go to http://mail.yahoo.com and login page appears, I logged in to Yahoo! Mail using user name KLM.
5) Now, if I go to previous window in which I was logged into Yahoo! Mail from XYZ and refresh that window, I am automatically logged into Yahoo! Mail from KLM in that window as well.

How is the behavior different in both the browsers for same steps?

Another Query:

1) I logged into Yahoo! Mail using XYZ on IE 7
2) Delete cookies
3) Refresh the IE7 window in which I am logged in using XYZ
4) I remain logged into XYZ

Similarly, if I follow the same behavior using IE8, I am logged out of XYZ.

How is this possible? Behavior of IE8 looks correct to me.

I know that this is because of cookies and IE 8/Firefox is doing correct. My query is regarding IE 7?




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