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Re: MSN Email Address Retention Question

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 9, 2010.

  1. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    [Crosspost to IE General as you've got a related thread there, too.]

    You should be able to access your account via http://mail.live.com, Sam, as
    long as you do so at least once-a-month (could be once every 90 days but
    YMMV).

    HOW TO Optimize IE for Windows Live Hotmail (Revised 08 March 2010)
    http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=3c7c3338-369e-4220-b29d-71ce660fe5a0

    What to do if you can't sign into Windows Live Hotmail
    http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=293962dd-b4a0-4ee7-a661-8254ae9c8d78

    Windows Live Online Solutions Center
    http://windowslivehelp.com/Default.aspx

    Solutions for Common Hotmail Problems
    http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions.aspx?productid=1

    Hotmail Community Forums <=post all Hotmail-specific questions here!
    http://windowslivehelp.com/forums.aspx?productid=1

    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    Sam wrote:
    > About two years ago, I dropped my MSN monthly paid subscription for dialup
    > service since I was using DSL from AT&T. MS DSL is not available in my
    > area. To keep my MSN email address, I had to sign in monthly and check
    > my
    > emails. So far this has worked okay. However, since the last three days,
    > I
    > cannot bring up the msn.com web site (the msn web site will briefly appear
    > for one or two seconds, disappear and return again. This blinking back
    > and
    > forth will continue until a dialog box comes up and states that it is
    > unable
    > to connect to the web page. However, I am able to connect to any other
    > web
    > page that I have visited.
    >
    > For the moment, I am not interested in connecting to the msn.com web page
    > other than to keep my MSN email address active. I am wondering if signing
    > in to the http://login.live.com and checking my mail there will be
    > adequate
    > to keep my MSN email address active? Any help would be very much
    > appreciated, Sam.
    >
    > P.S. Yesterday work with IE tech support concerning this problem but
    > without any luck. We reset IE8, disabled my Antivirus program, booted up
    > in
    > Safe Mode with net connection but without any luck. The next suggestion
    > tech had was to uninstall IE 8, but I declined. I really don't want to do
    > this since my computer has been working without any problems for the last
    > year. I planned to get a new computer next month and so don't want to
    > create any further problems for now on my current computer.
     
  2. Sam

    Sam Flightless Bird

    Re: MSN Email Address Retention Question - Thanks

    PA Bear, thanks very much for your reply as you have solved my problem!! I
    just signed in to http://mail.live.com and deleted the existing email.
    Thanks again, Sam.

    P.S. Will try to remember about cross posting next time.


    major changes
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eYko6jA2KHA.5820@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > [Crosspost to IE General as you've got a related thread there, too.]
    >
    > You should be able to access your account via http://mail.live.com, Sam,
    > as long as you do so at least once-a-month (could be once every 90 days
    > but YMMV).
    >
    > HOW TO Optimize IE for Windows Live Hotmail (Revised 08 March 2010)
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=3c7c3338-369e-4220-b29d-71ce660fe5a0
    >
    > What to do if you can't sign into Windows Live Hotmail
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=293962dd-b4a0-4ee7-a661-8254ae9c8d78
    >
    > Windows Live Online Solutions Center
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/Default.aspx
    >
    > Solutions for Common Hotmail Problems
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions.aspx?productid=1
    >
    > Hotmail Community Forums <=post all Hotmail-specific questions here!
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/forums.aspx?productid=1
    >
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
     
  3. ...winston

    ...winston Flightless Bird

    270 days of non use starts inactive status, thereafter 90 days remain to re-activate the account. After 365 the Live ID is
    deleted....

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message news:eYko6jA2KHA.5820@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > [Crosspost to IE General as you've got a related thread there, too.]
    >
    > You should be able to access your account via http://mail.live.com, Sam, as long as you do so at least once-a-month (could be
    > once every 90 days but YMMV).
    >
    > HOW TO Optimize IE for Windows Live Hotmail (Revised 08 March 2010)
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=3c7c3338-369e-4220-b29d-71ce660fe5a0
    >
    > What to do if you can't sign into Windows Live Hotmail
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=293962dd-b4a0-4ee7-a661-8254ae9c8d78
    >
    > Windows Live Online Solutions Center
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/Default.aspx
    >
    > Solutions for Common Hotmail Problems
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/solutions.aspx?productid=1
    >
    > Hotmail Community Forums <=post all Hotmail-specific questions here!
    > http://windowslivehelp.com/forums.aspx?productid=1
    >
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > Sam wrote:
    >> About two years ago, I dropped my MSN monthly paid subscription for dialup
    >> service since I was using DSL from AT&T. MS DSL is not available in my
    >> area. To keep my MSN email address, I had to sign in monthly and check my
    >> emails. So far this has worked okay. However, since the last three days, I
    >> cannot bring up the msn.com web site (the msn web site will briefly appear
    >> for one or two seconds, disappear and return again. This blinking back and
    >> forth will continue until a dialog box comes up and states that it is unable
    >> to connect to the web page. However, I am able to connect to any other web
    >> page that I have visited.
    >>
    >> For the moment, I am not interested in connecting to the msn.com web page
    >> other than to keep my MSN email address active. I am wondering if signing
    >> in to the http://login.live.com and checking my mail there will be adequate
    >> to keep my MSN email address active? Any help would be very much
    >> appreciated, Sam.
    >>
    >> P.S. Yesterday work with IE tech support concerning this problem but
    >> without any luck. We reset IE8, disabled my Antivirus program, booted up in
    >> Safe Mode with net connection but without any luck. The next suggestion
    >> tech had was to uninstall IE 8, but I declined. I really don't want to do
    >> this since my computer has been working without any problems for the last
    >> year. I planned to get a new computer next month and so don't want to
    >> create any further problems for now on my current computer.

    >
     

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