Help needed with Outlook and hotmail.com

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by homesick1337, May 14, 2004.

  1. homesick1337

    homesick1337 Computer Lover

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    I got the most pain in the but error ever.

    I cant get my outlook express to check my hotmail account anymore. I get this stupid error.

    Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Server Response: '', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 12029, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E


    And when I go to hotmail.com I get a white page error.

    Anyone here know what might be causing this?
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    well if you cant get it with Outlook and the hotmail website seems beggered then it could quite possibly be a server crash or issue or something, services.msn.com appears to be running windows 2000 and has a maximum and current uptime of 26 and 14 days respectively.

    The website appears to be working again now though.
     
  3. homesick1337

    homesick1337 Computer Lover

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    Is there anywhere in my internet explorer or norton fire wall to look for to see if I blocked it? Or maybe a port? that might of been banned? Im really noob with norton firewall i have it setup and running for months and only now I had this problem.
     
  4. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Strange taht you can't check your account on Hotmail.com site... but if that is the case, no wonder Outlook can't access it the same...
    Don't know for sure, but could your firewall be faulty about this ? Or cookie blocked ?
     
  5. homesick1337

    homesick1337 Computer Lover

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    I just thought I would update people and let everyone know things work ok now. I have no clue what caused it.
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    probably just a server hiccup then