why are my cookies disabled?

  mco 19:05 04 May 05

Why, after using hotmail successfully for years has it all of a sudden yesterday and today told me my cookies are disabled and I can't access NET passport? I've tried internet options - privacy - accept all cookies - but it still doesn't let me on...unless I have to shut down and restart? Strange - happened on both laptop and pc separately. Haven't done anything different or new to network.

  Chris Webster 21:42 04 May 05

I don't know if this will help but i've had trouble logging into hotmail today too. I emptied all my temp internet files and cookies and up to now everything's been ok.

  musicbassman 18:27 05 May 05

I've had exactly the same problem - and cookies are NOT disabled. I expect you are using your Hotmail/Net sign in as your home page as I am - and I was getting a lot of 'page can't be displayed' messages over the last few months.

I discovered a simple workround. Just click on the 'Hotmail' link which appears at the top of the usual sign in page. The sign in page will then reload and then I can sign in no problem.

Hope this works for you.

  mco 18:45 05 May 05

I'll go and try that now thanks! fed up of checking my internet options and discovering they are as they should be despite what hotmail says!

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