i'm not a very experienced XP user so my question may have a simple answer. I'd be grateful nonetheless. i don't get access to my hotmail account via XP even if i set my internet settings for privacy on low and use standard security options. I'm sure somewhere my settings are not correct, but don't know where to look. As you might know Hotmails 'service' desk isn't much help. Other mailservers or internet banking logins do not cause any problems. Who can help me out?