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Why can i access hotmail on my iphone but not on my home computer?

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Last response: in Networking
March 26, 2012 2:35:41 PM


I have been experiencing a frustrating problem with my home computer over the last few months...

I can not access Windows Live Messenger, it will not connect. I can visit but not delete or send any e-mails.
I can also not access Windows Update. When I search for updates it comes back with error 80072EE2.
I also have problems accessing secure websites where I need to pay for something, e-Bay, paypal, make payments off Credit Cards.

However I can access all websites on my iPhone over the same Wi-Fi. I took the same laptop to 2 other addresses and it works fine at both and able to access all webpages etc!

I am running Windows 7 and have tried IE, Safari and Firefox, all with same problems.
I am with o2 home broadband and have been with them for years with no problems. I have replaced the router, and have another new router on the way, but am expecting the same problems!

I have tried turning off the firewall, still no luck.

I am considering leaving o2 and trying another provider but that will cost me more money so am hoping someone may have an answer....

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March 28, 2012 11:47:57 AM

Nope no luck

I think it must be a setting in the network connection (currently set as home network)

Any other ideas?
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March 29, 2012 1:13:43 PM

Nope that couldn't fix it

Now it gets even more confusing. I did a WINSOCK reset and now I cant access hotmail at all, facebook on IE but can on Safari, cant access my banks on IE but can on Safari but still cant make payments through Safari...
December 6, 2012 6:25:08 PM

i have been having a similar problem. i can get into my hotmail on my mac with safari, but i can't do anything, and it appears as one long list when i'm in my inbox. i can go to options from there but not another e-mail folder or open the e-mails. when i check my computer on an hp though internet explorer, i can get in and do what i need to without any problems. i've even tried changing my background there but it did nothing when logging in from my mac. i also sent e-mails to hotmail. when the owner of the hp tries to check his hotmail from my mac, he is in and can do everything normally, so i think it's a hotmail issue and maybe depends on each account's settings or something. they probably updated recently and it messed up accounts with certain settings. that's all i can come up with. it's been like this for a few weeks with no change.
December 6, 2012 6:35:37 PM

after seeing the dates on these posts, i'm not sure if this is still relevant, but i've found the answer. it is a hotmail setting.

if you do this, you should be able to fix it without changing your internet provider and paying more...

-In your crippled version of hotmail, you scroll down on the left side. You will find an options link.
-click on that one, and it will fold out.
-click on the 'more options'.
-scroll down to advanced privacysettings
-click on the settings for 'https use"
-change it back to using 'HTTP' instead of https
-now it should work properly.