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Safari 4 and Hotmail Problem – Can’t Open Mail

Although you can log in to Hotmail with Safari 4, you may find that you can’t actually read messages: They won’t open when you click on them.

If this is the case, there is a simple solution.

  1. Restart Safari to clear your hotmail session.
  2. Open Safari >> Preferences menu
  3. Click on Advanced
  4. Enable the “Develop” menu by clicking the check box and close the settings box.
  5. Select Develop >> User Agent >> Opera 9.63 Mac
  6. Browse to hotmail.com or whatever you use.

You should now be able to access Hotmail Normally.

>> Remember to change your User Agent Back to Safari when you leave Hotmail if you are a fan of Browser statistics.

  1. nanchatte
    March 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Hmm… Looks like one still can’t post mails though. Even though you can compose your mail, clicking on any of the actions such as save or post does nothing.

    Anyone got any ideas?

  2. November 14, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Can’t access Hotmail with my new Macbook. If Id known..I’d nver have bought the thing.

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