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JJ
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« on: July 26, 2010, 09:34:17 PM »

Today using Firefox 2.0, went to sign in to hotmail. Message came up stating browser was not supported. Cannot upgrade to a newer version of Firefox due to using Win98 and no job yet so there is no money to buy an upgraded computer either.

Can someone recommend another email to check out besides Yahoo that I can use with Firefox 2.0? I do not want to use IE just to access the email as I like Firefox. Thx!
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 10:15:25 PM »

Even with an updated FF, Hotmail only likes IE. I do not like HM since MS took it over years ago. That is why I have several yahoo accounts and have had no problems with most of them. Only one account gets tons of spam, some I never get any.

But here are a few I have located:

http://mail.lycos.com/lycos/Index.lycos

https://www.netaddress.com/tpl/Door/Login?Domain=usa.net

http://www.free-email-address.com/

http://inbox.com.pk/

http://www.computermail.net/email/scripts/loginuser.pl

https://www.mail.com/login.aspx?domain=doramail.com&lang=en


Most of the above links came from this site. It has an A to Z list. I only tried a few links. Some worked, some did not. It is late and I must get some rest now. If you would like, you can try the rest of the links.

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http://www.business.com/directory/internet_and_online/email/providers/free/

 
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 10:32:23 PM »

Thanks caylee for all those sites and the main link for even more!

Trouble is my Firefox 2.0 worked perfectly fine til today with accessing the hotmail.

I will check out these sites. Thanks so much!
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 04:43:26 AM »

I know what you mean about not liking it when a site works perfectly one day and the next, because the site has been 'upgraded', doesn't work anymore for your browser.

BTW, I still use the 'classic' view of yahoo because the newer, 'better' - not - version has a much smaller viewing area for the text of the emails and I do not like it. Why is it that you don't just go with a yahoo account?

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 07:20:00 AM »

Or gmail.com, jj. Google keeps their software compatible with most things as far as I know.
Hope you can find one.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2010, 03:06:02 PM »

caylee I do have SBC Yahoo. The site uses web beacons if you belong to any Yahoo groups that track you around the internet and keep track of all sites you go to unless you go the privacy section which you have to google and find to 'OPT out of Yahoo' by clicking option on web beacon section to opt out. Also on the email there is now a face and when you log in it asks you by your user name - Hi ______ <insert user name) what are you doing? If it were a human I would tell it none of your friggin' business! It borders on the creepy.

BTW logged into hotmail today and there is now a place where you can click to 'continue on to your mail' letting you know the page might not display properly. Maybe they received complaints about browser support at MSN hotmail - don't know.

3cats thanks for the gmail reminder. Forgot about that one. Will also check it out as hotmail is now so boggy and very, very slow makes it tedious to even read mail. What started out as a simple email now has morphed into a 'let you do everything site' when all you want to do is read mail, reply to some, and maybe forward to others. It is not a browser but yet acting more and  more like one. Wonder if that is adding to the sluggishness?

3cats one more ? on gmail - is there a requirement that you have java script on when accessing the site to read, etc. your mail?
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 06:19:30 AM »

Just an add to my original ? Now, for myself anyway, hotmail has become a 'read only'. No longer can I reply to messages, create new email or forward anything. My SBC Yahoo uses IE and yet I still can't do anything other than read mail. Kinda like reading a book - not good for much more than reading. At least they have fixed the feature allowing one to print their messages. Still do not think it was completely fair to those of us who cannot upgrade our systems due to $$$$ being a concern, that hotmail did not tell people some function woulds either not work like they did before or not work at all after they made the recent changes. At least it would have afforded the ability to forward mail to another account before they took that feature away.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 10:21:14 AM »

JJ,
Do you have a library that you can go to and use their computer system to access your hotmail accounts? I've been there, too, with an outdated computer, or no computer at all, and used the library to access the hotmail accounts that I have.

Hope you find a solution to your hotmail problems. Maybe a friend would let you use their computer to access them to set up forwarding if the library suggestion won't work.
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 10:14:11 AM »

caylee thanks for the suggestion to use a library. I have two options since upgrading is not one at this time. 1) I can print out all the messages and save them as a hardcopy (which I really do not want) and 2) save them to my computer and then print them out. Lots of work doing that though. The ones with the pics sent as attachments are ones that the library would be a good idea for to forward them to my other email a/c so I can have the pictures. The friends house and computer might be a good suggestion too.

The last option - just leave them til I can upgrade (which might be a long, long, long time down the road) once I have a job again.

Appreciate your thoughts. Thx!
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2010, 10:42:35 AM »

The last option - just leave them til I can upgrade (which might be a long, long, long time down the road) once I have a job again.

Appreciate your thoughts. Thx!

That last idea is not really a safe bet. Hotmail will delete files and accounts that are not used. So better not abandon the account all together. Keep some type of activity on-going until you can upgrade.
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010, 11:00:19 AM »

caylee, yes I know with no activity they will close it but I think it has to be 30 days in a row for that to happen. I do have a couple of newsletters that still go to that a/c so not completely inactive. Funny thing is that I had just started to clean it up and delete a lot of mail that was just sitting there doing nothing and then MSN changed their hotmail format and before I could forward anything fixed it so can't unless have a newer computer or upgraded browser which is like a circle - can't upgrade browser without newer computer. There is a always a work around - just have to find one that does.
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