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Hotmail problems

Postby Em Eye » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 9:31 am

I've recently had my computer cleaned up and XP put back on. (Is it called re-booting?) Any way that was about 6 weeks ago. I've kept the virus protection up, checking and updating every week. No virus's detected.

I have 2 hotmail accounts. My main one is really starting to bug me. I'll sign in then go to the inbox. I'll click on the message I want to open and it will come up with all the tabs but where the message usually is it's all blue. I re-start my computer and try again, but same thing happens. Signing in and out of hotmail helps but this isn't convenient. Any one else having this problem or is it just my computer?

Also somehow the over write has been activated. I can change it in Word but don't know how to fix it so it dosn't over write when I write a message here.

Thanks (I hope)

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Postby Bremen » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 9:38 am

1. It's called Reformatting. :)

2. Are you using Internet Explorer? That's one of the easiest ways to get a spyware infection. Use Firefox.

3. If your text is overwriting the previous text, try hitting the "Insert" key once. You should now be back in "Insert" mode rather than "overwrite" mode. :)
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Postby Baron Greenback » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:47 am

Bremen is spot on, I would also advise firefox as a browser and you may find gmail better than hotmail

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

If you need an invite for a gmail account just pm me your email address & I can send you one
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Postby madwolfie » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 10:59 am

GMAIL GMAIL GMAIL! Just love using Gmail :P

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Postby Jedi » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 4:07 pm

I sometimes have problems with the hotmail interface. If you look at the right of the IE status bar (at the bottom of the browser window), does it say "Done but with errors on the page" (or something like it). If so, push F5 and wait for the page to fully reload (ie. until you see "Done" in the status bar). Now see if you still have problems. This has worked for me a number of times.

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Postby Em Eye » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 8:25 pm

Thanks Baron. I used to have Firefox just reloaded it. Signed up for Gmail. Thanks for all your help!!!!


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