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SP2/Hotmail

Capricorn

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
Has SP2 made any changes to Hotmail? I don't use Hotmail myself, but my neighbour has been asking me. It seems that before he installed SP2 he could access his Hotmail Inbox directly from his desktop. Now he can only open Hotmail after Outlook opens. I don't see a problem with that really, but he finds it annoying and wondered if there was a fix. I have tried searching, but haven't come up with anything.
 
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Lee

Guest
#2
Maybe his defaults have been changed. my computer>control panel>internet options>programs> E-Mail the default might have changed from hotmail to outlook express, just change it back to hotmail and click apply.


I was just thinking also, with respect to what I wrote, make sure the setting is back to hotmail and then right click desktop>new>shortcut in box type mailto:
then next type a name for shortcut (I use --Quick Mail--), then finish.

I can't recall if this was removed or not during and sp2 upgrade on another machine or not. Didn't happen on this one when upgraded.
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#3
I put SP2 on yesterday and I think it changed a shortcut I had on mydesktop to open MSExplorer for hotmail to my default email - Mozilla.

I think your friend could just remake the shortcut - that's what I did.
 

Capricorn

OSNN Senior Addict
#5
Just an update. I checked his computer, and sure enough all the defaults were as he had set them, but his Hotmail interface was completely different from what it had been pre SP2. We uninstalled SP2, and his Hotmail returned to the original interface, which he preferred. So there is no doubt SP2 changed his Hotmail, which he runs through MSN Messenger.
 

King Ratt

OSNN Junior Addict
#6
I've noticed that the MSN Add-In for Windows Messenger no longer works with SP2. The add-in lets you know when you receive new mail in your msn or hotmail account.

It works with windows messenger version 4.7.2009, but not with the updated version that comes with sp2 (4.7.3000). However, I downgraded my windows messenger to 4.7.2009 with sp2 installed and the plug-in functions normally.
 

King Ratt

OSNN Junior Addict
#7
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Lee

Guest
#9
Why didn't he mention messenger yesterday! I could have just told him to use messenger (6.2.0137).

You access from your notification area not desktop with this particular application.
 

Capricorn

OSNN Senior Addict
#10
Sorry Lee, it was only after I checked my neighbour's computer that I noticed he was using Messenger, prior to that he had only mentioned Hotmail to me. Is that (6.2.0137) version different to the one posted by King Ratt?
 

sugarmore

OSNN One Post Wonder
#12
hi,

I have the same problem. I want access to my hotmail account from MSN Messenger, but SP2 has prevented this. I downgraded to 4.7.0105 but when I try to use it, I get the message that I must install the newer version of MSN Messenger to continue. It's very irritating.

Any solutions? (Bar uninstalling SP2?)

Thanks,
Chris
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
#13
I have heard of this - typical solution is to dump one of the MSN or Windows messngers (personally I would dump both!) - but it is a known issue and - dare I say it =- one you maybe should take up with M£ support?
 

Howling Wolf

We did not deserve this !
#14
With Msn Messenger installed and Windows Messenger uninstalled, some options don't work: ask for remote assistance (you need Windows Messenger... :mad: ),...
Is this normal ?
 
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Lee

Guest
#15
I use windows messenger, I use mailwasher pro for all my e-mail accounts except yahoo, aol and gmail.

Only thing I need messenger for if I suddenly get an e-mail to an account it pops up a notice.
 

sugarmore

OSNN One Post Wonder
#16
^ That's the only thing I used Messenger for. And I miss not getting pop-ups alerting me of mail! Will MailWasher Pro do that for Hotmail? If yes, I'm sold!
 

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