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  1. #11


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    We must be simultaneously posting again.

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yep.Posting at the same time.

    Anyway, the redirect is nothing to worry about.
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Hotmail became Outlook, so there is no hijack: your mail still works. Already mentioned.

    Some are not popups then but ads to their own. There are good and bad ones and some of these bad ones trigger popups.
    Try something out.

    Adblock plus for IE:
    https://adblockplus.org/blog/working...ernet-explorer

    Or manually configure tracking protection lists and blocking settings:
    How to block advertisement in Internet Explorer 10
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Yep.Posting at the same time.

    Anyway, the redirect is nothing to worry about.
    Well, it is a problem for me, because I can't get into my Hotmail account, unless I use another browser.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabroons View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Yep.Posting at the same time.

    Anyway, the redirect is nothing to worry about.
    Well, it is a problem for me, because I can't get into my Hotmail account, unless I use another browser.
    That's interesting because I found that Firefox redirects as well (which is a contradiction to my original test). Moreover, a Redirect 302 is hard-coded into the server (for the domain hotmail.com), and having used it frequently as a webmaster to redirect all traffic, I am amazed that you can still "get-around" that hard coding with an alternative web browser. With that said, can you do another test to confirm your other browser still lands at hotmail.com? And if so, could you please give us the browser name and version that is capable of avoiding this hard-coded redirect?
    Last edited by JustATest; 30 Jul 2013 at 18:30.
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  6. #16


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    Just a followup comment. So, I attempted to land at hotmail.com (proper) and I was redirected to outlook.com (no surprise). I was able to login using my hotmail username and password. While sitting there I sent an email (using Thunderbird) to my hotmail account and it popped up in my outlook account. Unfortunately, I was unable to confirm that all previous hotmail emails had been migrated to the new outlook account because I never actively used it (eg, had zero emails in the old hotmail account).

    Hope this helps the OP a bit.
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  7. #17


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Dabroons View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Yep.Posting at the same time.

    Anyway, the redirect is nothing to worry about.
    Well, it is a problem for me, because I can't get into my Hotmail account, unless I use another browser.
    What I meant was, it is nothing to worry about because it is not caused by a virus.
    Then,if caused by a virus, it would be something to worry about.

    I did not mean to belittle the annoyance it causes you.
    Sometimes I express myself poorly.
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