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Solved: IE8 won't let us open Hotmail e-mails or sign in to GMail

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Bilbo_Baggins, Mar 23, 2009.

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  1. Bilbo_Baggins

    Bilbo_Baggins Thread Starter

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    (I have the release candidate 1 of IE8 (have had for ages)).




    On my PC, I have 3 hotmail e-mail accounts, and my daughter has one.


    If I sign in to my Windows Live messenger (any one of them, or my daughters') it signs in as normal and in the top right hand corner is the little tab which tells me I have "X" amount of e-mails.

    If I click on that, I used to be able to go straight to them.


    Now, it goes to a Windows Live sign-in page, and if I click to sign in on myself, it thinks for a moment and then stays on this windows sign-in page and I haven't signed in...

    I can still use "chat" though...

    Any ideas?


    Bilbo.

    PS...

    In IE8 neither the wife nor daughter can sign in to their googlemail accounts, but I can access my G-mail in Firefox, and they can access theirGmail if I browse with Firefox/Safari.

    All this is a recent development...


    PPS.

    If I copy and paste the login page into Firefox etc, I then CAN access the e-mails, so I suspect it is IE8 that has suddenly started causing the problems.


    Bilbo.
     
  2. zbd21

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    IE8 would not even install using (vista home premium and XP systems). I am staying with IE7 until the bugs get worked out.
     
  3. flavallee

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    I've installed the final release of Internet Explorer 8 in all 3 of my computers(2 XP, 1 Vista) with no problems.

    And I've been in Hotmail and Gmail several times today.

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    B_B:

    The install of the final release of 8 will install over 8 RC1.

    You really should make the upgrade.

    In XP, there will be 2 restarts. In Vista, there will be 1 restart.

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  4. Bilbo_Baggins

    Bilbo_Baggins Thread Starter

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    I downloaded and installed the up to date version of IE8 from Microsoft's site today, and so far, all seems normal again.

    I will monitor the situation and if it stays that way, I'll notify the thread as solved after afew days or so.


    Thaks for the replies.
     
  5. flavallee

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    OK, good.

    I'm glad the upgrade to IE8(final) went well.

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  6. Bilbo_Baggins

    Bilbo_Baggins Thread Starter

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    All appears fine after 5 days, so I pass on my thanks Flavallee.

    I'll indicate the problem as solved. :)


    Bilbo.
     
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