Safari & Hotmail all messed up!

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  1. thumper macrumors 6502

    thumper

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    #1
    its almost impossible to check my hotmail
    with safari now... my page turns white and then the
    URL cycles thru different addresses and just gets stuck in
    a loop. and then tells me to upgrade to EI 6 :(

    FireFox works great, but i like safari better... and i need
    to be able to check my hotmail...

    anyone eles have this problem?
    -------------update---------------------
    reedit your address for "msn.live" for hotmail to just "hotmail.com"
    this seems to fix the bug
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Just checked mine, works fine. I am using Leopard 10.5.1 with Safari 3.0.4. What version are you using?
     
  3. coolabah macrumors newbie

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    I have the same hotmail cycling issue with safari - and I'm mystified by it.

    I've cleared the caches etc, but to no avail. Firefox works fine. I have 10.5.1 with latest versions of everything.
     
  4. thumper thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think i found a FIX!!!

    Reedit your address in safari to just "hotmail.com"

    its now working !!!

    10.4.11
    3.0.4
     
  5. nocturn macrumors newbie

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    na mine still doesnt work. Which is a shame cuz i liked Safari :(
     
  6. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    It's dead on my MacBook, too since the Leopard install - just keeps cycling around random addresses and then finally comes up with a message saying I cannot log in. It works in Firefox and on an iMac though.

    Maybe it's just M$ trying to make life hard for leopard users :rolleyes:
     
  7. D.av1d macrumors newbie

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    My Safari does this too.
    It cycles for a good few minutes and then gives me some hotmail error page.
    Now I have to use Firefox to check my hotmail
    :(
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    I use Camino for it, much faster to load than FF...
     
  9. phoxrenvatio macrumors regular

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    i had the same problem, it fixed when i stopped auto-login
     
  10. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to be working now - MS must have fixed it. Anyone still having problems?
     
  11. psychofreak Retired

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    Same here, but it works perfectly for a friend of mine...
     
  12. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem with Hotmail + Safari since like 3 or 4 days.

    Work fine in Firefox however.
     
  13. wexford macrumors member

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    For quite a few months, many Mac Safari users have been having problems with HotMail. The problem is that when they try to log in to HotMail, Microsoft's redirect commands wind up in an unending loop. This only happens when users did not manually click the link to "sign out" on their last session.

    I've had to help many people solve this problem, so I thought it might be useful information for macosxhints.com. The way to solve the problem is to delete related cookies:

    1. In Safari, go to Preferences » Security » Show Cookies.
    2. Type in live.com
    3. Click the Remove All button.

    Now you can login to HotMail again. In the future, manually sign out each time to avoid doing these steps again. The only real disadvantage is that you'll have to retype your username and password the next time you log in after clearing the cookies.
     

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