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    Default Google Chrome does not log in to Hotmail

    Hi,

    I am pretty new with smart phones, but I have been very happy with Android and the Galaxy Note 2. Everything just seems to work. Just one small problem.

    I use Google Chrome to log in to Hotmail. It worked fine for the first week I had the phone. But suddenly it does not log in. Two things can happen:
    1. It downloads the hotmail page instead of showing it.
    2. Hotmail replies "We can not log you in now. Empty cookies and cache and try again." I did that several times of course but the same problem appears again. i have also restarted the phone.

    I once shut off the download manager but that just gave more problems instead. Chrome gave error message at start up.

    Right now it downloads the hotmail page instead of showing it. I enclose the downloaded file here.

    I can connect to hotmail via the resident browser (is it Samsung made?). Google Chrome does not show any other problems than this, I can surf to my gmail account and other pages without problem. The only problem is when Chrome tries to log in to Hotmail. It worked when I bought the phone short time ago and I use Chrome a lot. It would be nice to fix it, if possible.

    Thanks


    This is the download I get when I try to surf to Hotmail. It ways WAP, that is maybe wrong?
    -----
    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
    <!DOCTYPE wml PUBLIC '-//WAPFORUM//DTD WML 1.1//EN'
    'http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/wml_1.1.xml'>
    <wml>
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="max-age=0" forua="true"/></head>
    <card>
    <onevent type='onenterforward'><go href='https://mid.live.com/si/default.aspx?lc=2057&amp;wa=wsignin1.0&amp;rpsnv=11&amp;ct=1358448665&amp;rver=6.1.6206.0&amp;wp=MBI&amp;wreply=http%3a%2f%2fmail.live.com%2fmd%2ffolder.aspx%3ffid%3d00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001%26n%3d653946397&amp;lc=2057&amp;id=64855&amp;MspSty=mobile&amp;mspco=1&amp;pcexp=false'/></onevent>
    <onevent type='onenterbackward'><prev/></onevent>
    </card>
    </wml>
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    Default Re: Google Chrome does not log in to Hotmail

    Google and Microsoft were at odds recently about YouTube. Some other things were mentioned also about Microsoft web services not working properly in Chrome.

    Supposedly all was going to be right as rain the other day, but knowing Google, it would just depend what day of the week it was as to whether it would be fixed or not.

    I have read some isolated comments that say the problems still exist. I, myself, do not know what can be done other than using your other browser or setting up your Hotmail account in the mail app.

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    Thanks. If the two giants are clashing and we, the people who use their services, are the collateral damage, I guess there is nothing to do.
    Since you tell me that it is a known problem, then I do not think it is worth the time to try to reinstall Chrome etc. The problem is probably not in my phone only.
    Thanks for the information.
    Last edited by ycc; 01-18-2013 at 03:31 AM.
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    Default Re: Google Chrome does not log in to Hotmail

    Quote Originally Posted by ycc View Post
    Thanks. If the two giants are clashing and we, the people who use their services, are the collateral damage, I guess there is nothing to do.
    Since you tell me that it is a known problem, then I do not think it is worth the time to try to reinstall Chrome etc. The problem is probably not in my phone only.
    Thanks for the information.
    Go to hot mail on your computer. Set it up to forward your mail to your gmail account. I haven't been to my hot mail account in years.
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    Default Re: Google Chrome does not log in to Hotmail

    I can see what you mean, gmail is good. But there are also often small unexpected effects. I just found that an attachment was not accepted by gmail. It was a backup of php ode. It was wrapped in a rar archive. I tried both encrypted and plain rar archives.
    With most issues I would agree gmail is better but you have to consider many things before you change.

    There just came an update for Chrome but the problem still persists. Hotmail worked in Chrome when I bought the phone but not now. I would blame Hotmail, I guess they try to keep Chrome out intentionally??
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    Default Re: Google Chrome does not log in to Hotmail

    Same problem here.

    Resolved by editing the bookmark to hotmail.co.uk (or hotmail.com as appropriate).

    Not so easy on the Nexus as the version of Chrome had a bug stopping editing of bookmarks! Updated to latest version and now sorted.
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    Thanks. But did not work for me. Still redirected to live domain. (Maybe querystring different.) My Chrome is updated.
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    I can't prove it but I guess MS is just trying to discourage people from using Chrome. I think the message attached in my last post appears the first time I visit the site after clearing cookies and cache. The message still contains my first name (which I erased in the screenshot)! Strange. On subsequent visits the page gets downloaded instead of opened in the browser!

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