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    The Doctor Und3ertak3r's Avatar
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    OLEXP - No longer access to Hotmail

    FYI: did a quick search .. seems the notification on MS is dated the 11/11

    Seems in the past 8 hours our friends at MSN has pulled the pin on Outlook express..

    while checking my spam accounts this morning I recieved an error on my hotmail.. Reading the details:

    Could not connect to Hotmail as xxxxxxxx@hotmail.com.

    Hotmail no longer allows email access via Outlook Express for free email accounts.

    Please visit http://www.hotmail.com/oe to learn more.
    the solution: from the link given..

    MSN Hotmail no longer supports Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV) for free user accounts. Outlook Express uses the DAV interface to connect to Hotmail. Only paid Hotmail accounts will work correctly with Outlook Express. If you configured Outlook Express or Outlook to access your Hotmail account before DAV support was ended, you may still be able to use Outlook Express to open a free Hotmail account. However, eventually Hotmail will no longer support DAV for all free Hotmail accounts.
    RESOLUTION
    If you want to use Outlook Express to access your Hotmail account, you must have an MSN subscription. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://upgrade.msn.com
    MSN Hotmail no longer supports Distributed Authoring and Versioning (DAV) for free user accounts. Outlook Express uses the DAV interface to connect to Hotmail. Only paid Hotmail accounts will work correctly with Outlook Express. If you configured Outlook Express or Outlook to access your Hotmail account before DAV support was ended, you may still be able to use Outlook Express to open a free Hotmail account. However, eventually Hotmail will no longer support DAV for all free Hotmail accounts.
    RESOLUTION
    If you want to use Outlook Express to access your Hotmail account, you must have an MSN subscription. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://upgrade.msn.com[/quote]


    just shy of $40 aus per year

    I'm pleased that my hotmail account is a spam catcher..


    cheers
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    THE Bastard Sys***** dinowuff's Avatar
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    You can always set your outlook express home page to hotmails

    add the following

    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\[Identity]\Software\Microsoft\
    Outlook Express\5.0]
    Value Name: FrontPagePath
    Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
    Value Data: URL or Filename

    Still sucks but why pay for extra space and no ad's - IMHO it's just more room for more spam

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