send and receive my hotmail account


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nigel preston

Hi there every time I try to send and receive my hotmail account via outlook
express i get this message, ggrrrr:


Access to the account was denied. Verify that your username and password are
correct. Account: 'Nigel's Hotmail', Server:
'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail,
Server Response: 'Invalid login.', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number:
0x800CCC32
 
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Tom [Pepper] Willett

Looks to me like the error is quite explicit...your username and/or password
are incorrect.

: Hi there every time I try to send and receive my hotmail account via
outlook
: express i get this message, ggrrrr:
:
:
: Access to the account was denied. Verify that your username and password
are
: correct. Account: 'Nigel's Hotmail', Server:
: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail,
: Server Response: 'Invalid login.', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number:
: 0x800CCC32
 
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VanguardLH

in message
Hi there every time I try to send and receive my hotmail account via
outlook
express i get this message, ggrrrr:

Access to the account was denied. Verify that your username and
password are
correct. Account: 'Nigel's Hotmail', Server:
'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol:
HTTPMail,
Server Response: 'Invalid login.', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error
Number:
0x800CCC32


Use their webmail interface to ensure you are using the correct login
credentials. Then use the same ones in the e-mail account that you
defined in Outlook. Make sure the username specified in the e-mail
account defined in Outlook includes BOTH your username and the Hotmail
domain (@hotmail or @live) just as was required when you used their
webmail interface.
 
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nigel preston

Hi Tom, unfortunately the username/password has never changed so the error
msg is not quite so explicit or self explanatory,
best regards
Nigel
 
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nigel preston

Hey there buddy,
have tried all of what you mentioned but thankyou for your help. Do you ahve
any other suggestions?

many thanks

Nigel
 
V

VanguardLH

in message
Hey there buddy,
have tried all of what you mentioned but thankyou for your help. Do
you ahve
any other suggestions?


Paid or freebie Hotmail account?
 
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VanguardLH

in message
Totally freebie,

Did it ever work before? Microsoft discontinued providing WebDAV
support (the scripting language used to communicate with their HTTP
mail server) for freebie accounts back in November 2004. Free
accounts created after that date would not have WebDAV enabled, so
Outlook and Outlook Express would no longer connect to them. Only if
you had a legacy account that you used before that date did they
grandfather it in after the change so WebDAV on your old free account
would remain active. However, if you switched to Windows Live
(Hotmail Live and didn't switch back before the button disappeared),
you would lose WebDAV access in your grandfathered account, too.

From what I hear, Windows Live Mail will work with free Hotmail
accounts. Windows Mail is what replaced OE in Vista. Windows Live
Mail looks like it will replace Windows Mail. You could use it
instead of Outlook Express. I trialed it for awhile but dumped it.
It still needs work.
 
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Gordon

VanguardLH said:
in message


Did it ever work before? Microsoft discontinued providing WebDAV support
(the scripting language used to communicate with their HTTP mail server)
for freebie accounts back in November 2004. Free accounts created after
that date would not have WebDAV enabled, so Outlook and Outlook Express
would no longer connect to them. Only if you had a legacy account that
you used before that date did they grandfather it in after the change so
WebDAV on your old free account would remain active. However, if you
switched to Windows Live (Hotmail Live and didn't switch back before the
button disappeared), you would lose WebDAV access in your grandfathered
account, too.


Free Live Hotmail accounts work with Outlook connector....
 
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VanguardLH

...

Free Live Hotmail accounts work with Outlook connector....

Sometimes. My grandfathered account which had WebDAV access after the
November 2004 change got screwed when I switched to the Hotmail Live
interface - and did not switch back before the button to do so
disappeared. As a result, my grandfathered account got updated which
meant it no longer had WebDAV access anymore. So then I tried using
the Outlook Connector plug-in. After its first install, it would
manage to poll my freebie Hotmail account once. I then played around
within a virtual machine and each time the plug-in would only
successfully connect just once. Thereafter the error reporting that I
needed a paid account to connect.

I have seen the same complaint from several users of the plug-in.
Sometimes it works. If it does work, sometimes it stops working. It
seems Microsoft continues to putz around with Hotmail which can break
the plug-in. So you download the latest version of the plug-in and
*maybe* you can connect again ... for awhile. I tired of aiming at a
moving target and the plug-in never did work well for me (on 2
physical computers and even inside VMs that emulate old hardware).

If the plug-in works then great ... until it doesn't anymore. I found
it easier and less complicated to find a different free POP3/IMAP
e-mail provider and discard my Hotmail account. Also, I have little
interest in using an e-mail service that locks me into only a single
e-mail client.
 
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nigel preston

Hey Buddy,
it's only just very recently my hotmail account has stopped working with OE,
like about 2wks, all the other time it's worked fine....?? but saying that I
had a prob with win firewall so I re-installed win xp pro then tried to get
all my security updates etc etc and now they will not install ..... v.v.v.
mucho anger
 
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VanguardLH

nigel preston said:
Hey Buddy,
it's only just very recently my hotmail account has stopped working
with OE,

Well, does that mean it was an old "valued" Hotmail account that got
grandfathered in after the November 2004 change that dropped WebDAV
access to *new* free accounts created after that date?

Since you said that you have a freebie account, and because you claim
to still have access to it as of a couple weeks ago, and because
WebDAV access got killed for *new* free Hotmail accounts created after
November 2004, then it certainly seems that you must have a
grandfathered account that existed before November 2004.

Just because it worked for another 3+ years doesn't mean that
Microsoft will continue supporting the grandfathered accounts. I lost
mine when I switched to the Live interface and forgot to switch back
to the Hotmail Classic interface. A month later, Microsoft
discontinued WebDAV access to my Hotmail account after switching to
their Live interface - and the button to switch back disappeared. I
had a second grandfathered account that survived because I switched to
the Live interface but switched back before the button disappeared
that let me switch back.

So if Outlook Express won't connect to your old freebie Hotmail
account, your choices are: (1) Find another e-mail provider that lets
you use a local e-mail client (e.g., Gmail, BlueBottle, Inbox.com,
domains.aol.com, your own ISP's e-mail service, etc.); or, (2) Start
using the Windows Live Mail client to access your free Hotmail account
(they have their own support newsgroup at
microsoft.public.windows.live.mail.desktop). You can sit and complain
about the loss of access, go find another e-mail provider that
includes POP3 access and does *not* force you to use Microsoft's
e-mail clients, or you can use the new Microsoft client to access free
Hotmail accounts.
 

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