I was referred to this website a few minutes ago, so please forgive me for any mistakes, as I'm new.
I'm going to copy my post from another forum....
I literally have a continuous headache from all this ridiculousness regarding the "upgrade" (which is really a "downgrade") of Hotmail to Outlook.
I have searched and searched through the forums on Microsoft, and of course, have not found any sufficient answers. All I can find is moderators who avoid what the users are asking and only give answers that have nothing to do with the actual problem the user has posted about. It is beyond frustrating.
So, here I am, hoping someone on this site can help.
Obviously, until Microsoft has enough users complain and/or switch services, I can't do anything to change the "update" they forced us to make. So, I might as well try to find answers to some of the actual issues that I think there might be a solution to.
When I first logged into my email today, Outlook was automatically receiving new emails (showing the number of new messages beside "Outlook" on the title of the window), but soon after, it quit. Now, I have to click the refresh icon in the Inbox just to know if I have any new message or not. As I said, this was working correctly when I first logged into Outlook. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I'm using Internet Explorer 9 and do not know of any plugins that would be contributing to the problem.
Also, is there a way to get rid of that "Add to Contacts" box that pops up at the bottom of your Inbox every time you send a message to someone not in your Contacts? The only way I can figure out how to get rid of it is refresh the page.
As for the automatic Messenger sign-in, I've found a half-working solution to that (adding the geo/gateway link to Restricted Sites), but if anyone has any tips on how to fully disable that, please let me know.
Thanks for all your help! I'm sure you'll be more of a help than Microsoft ever has been.
Edited by countrygirl5, 29 March 2013 - 08:16 PM.