Hotmail is not friends with Firefox 3

Since yesterday’s release of Firefox 3 I have been enjoying snappier speeds browsing  some of my favourite websites.  Not Windows Live Mail though.  When I log in it tells me this:

You are temporarily on the classic version of Windows Live Hotmail due to an error encountered during login. Before trying again, please clear your cache and cookies.

Reminds me of earlier times, when Windows Live Mail didn’t fully support FF.  What gives?

Update: A lot of people are finding this post when searching for things like “firefox 3 hotmail not working,” so it seems that this is a fairly common problem.  If anyone finds a solution, drop me a line at john at johnbeales dot com and let me know how it works, or post it in the comments, (comments are moderated so it may not appear right away).

Whispers about “Hotmail is not friends with Firefox 3

  1. If you download the Firefox Add-On called IE Tab, you can open a tab of Hotmail in Full Version, it emulates IE in Firefox.

  2. That’s a good idea, for now. Then I can use Hotmail on my Mac.

    Of course the ideal solution would be for MS to just fix it 😉

  3. So I finally got tired of waiting for Microsoft to fix Windows Live Mail and checked out IE Tab. Turns out I need a PC to run it on, so no full version on the Mac for a while yet.

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