[K12OSN] Hotmail DOA- Hotmail won't allow users to enter text in body of email

Rob Owens rob.owens at biochemfluidics.com
Wed Nov 5 16:20:51 UTC 2008

Just making sure you were using something current...

I have the same system as you.  I can access www.hotmail.com and can go
through the signup routine (but I stopped before actually creating an
account).  I didn't get any errors.  Can you do the same on your system?

Firefox on CentOS 5 is pretty current, so this seems like it's either a
mistake / config problem or it's Microsoft singling out a particular
browser and/or operating system that they don't want to play nice with!


Jim Christiansen wrote:
> Hi Rob,  I was just thinking this am that I should have put this info in...
> K12ltsp5 (centos 5) with firefox and fully updated
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>     * /From/: Rob Owens <rob owens biochemfluidics com>
>     * /To/: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn
>       redhat com>
>     * /Subject/: Re: [K12OSN] Hotmail DOA- Hotmail won't allow users to
>       enter text in body of email
>     * /Date/: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 15:02:01 -0500
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> What browser and what distro are you using?
> Jim Christiansen wrote:
>> Well, I've been wondering about when all of the students were going to
>> come to me complaining that hotmail doesn't work since we been getting
>> the "Upgrade your Browser" message from hotmail.  This morning it
>> finally happened and I've not only heard from students but also loudly
>> from some teachers...
>> I've said that our only solution is to use another webmail system know
>> to work like gmail...
>> Are there any fixes to this problem that you know about?
>> Thanks,  Jim
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