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#1 User is offline   Janisum 

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:51 AM

. Hi all, I have always signed into hotmail saving my windows live ID and password so I don't have to type it all in each time I come up from standby mode. Recently, I've had to sign in everything to get in. Today I got the yellow/ orange message above my toolbar on top asking me to sign in again because windows does this occassionally when one is online for long periods, etc.. Before I could get by without having to sign in again just by going back to my inbox and the message would dissappear. But today I just kept getting the message and couldn't rid of it until I did sign in again. I've also noticed that sometimes the sign in page has the https and other times it's the http only. I did post a question to the windows help site and seems I always have problems after doing so. I just don't know what's safe anymore. Do you have any ideas why this may be happening or any troubleshooting ideas? It's madening.
I have windows XP using I.E. 8.0 and do most everything in hotmail. "Please sign in again. To help protect your personal information, we periodically sign you out (for example, after 24 hours or when you sign in to a different account). Sign in again" When going back to my hotmail inbox after posting this, I was asked again to sign in. I copied and pasted the message so it may help you better to understand.

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:50 AM

Hi. I typically use MSN mail. Ocassionally, it will send the stuff to a HotMail Box ( I don't even remember signing up for HotMail, although it may be part of the service I have). I was getting unsolicited stuff from a HotMail address, from supposedly females wanting me to add them to my contact list ( never did, just reported it as SPAM and to block it). Those requests usually showed up on my desktop in a window at start up in the morning. When I contacted Microsoft regarding this, I was told that there was a security problem and the peoples IM accounts were being hacked and they were getting email addresses. It is probably not a good idea to stay logged in like that. I have also tightened up my security a bit more and changed my password. I am not entirely sure that is a legitimate message. You may want to download www.malwarebytes.org ( FREE version ) update it and run it and see what comes up.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:35 PM

Thanks and sorry to hear you had issues too. I also get alot of those emails asking me to become a partner, friend or more and alot of spam. Nigerian bank scams and much more. I do have the free version of malaware and did do a run today but it found nothing. I just don't feel safe on the computer. Too many hackers. With all the technology we have today, one would think spam would be a thing of the past. Thanks again. Janisum
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:01 PM

View PostJanisum, on 18 March 2010 - 06:35 PM, said:

Thanks and sorry to hear you had issues too. I also get alot of those emails asking me to become a partner, friend or more and alot of spam. Nigerian bank scams and much more. I do have the free version of malaware and did do a run today but it found nothing. I just don't feel safe on the computer. Too many hackers. With all the technology we have today, one would think spam would be a thing of the past. Thanks again. Janisum



More of a nuisance, but I guess with some it would get them a tad paranoid. Those PHising things from the poor Nigerian Widow and others ( even had a couple of supposedly Army Sergeants that need to move some valuables out of Iraq). I don't, as a rule, open those things. One other scan you might want to try is www.SUPERantispyware.com ( FREE Version). My cousin uses HotMail, but don't know if she has gotten any of that. May have to check with her.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:21 PM

View PostJanisum, on 18 March 2010 - 10:51 AM, said:

. Hi all, I have always signed into hotmail saving my windows live ID and password so I don't have to type it all in each time I come up from standby mode. Recently, I've had to sign in everything to get in. Today I got the yellow/ orange message above my toolbar on top asking me to sign in again because windows does this occassionally when one is online for long periods, etc.. Before I could get by without having to sign in again just by going back to my inbox and the message would dissappear. But today I just kept getting the message and couldn't rid of it until I did sign in again. I've also noticed that sometimes the sign in page has the https and other times it's the http only. I did post a question to the windows help site and seems I always have problems after doing so. I just don't know what's safe anymore. Do you have any ideas why this may be happening or any troubleshooting ideas? It's madening.
I have windows XP using I.E. 8.0 and do most everything in hotmail. "Please sign in again. To help protect your personal information, we periodically sign you out (for example, after 24 hours or when you sign in to a different account). Sign in again" When going back to my hotmail inbox after posting this, I was asked again to sign in. I copied and pasted the message so it may help you better to understand.


Are you running any sort of a utility that might be automatically cleaning out cookies? Many sites use cookies to keep track of whether or not you want to remain signed it. For example, if you wipe all the PCWorld cookies, you will not remain signed in and have to re-sign in...if I recall correctly.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:22 AM

I never do open anything unless I know who it is from. I can just tell by the subject line that it's a phishing or spam mail and it immediately is trashed. Can you give me an idea of how I can check to see if I am storing all cookies? I usually clean them out everyday but then I see them still stored when I clean the next time.
I'm going to a laptop with all new hardware here soon. Am hoping to keep it clean and free of all spam or at least as much as I can. This computer was given to me and another person installed the programs. Not a good idea!! I want to thank all of you for giving me tid bits. It's great to know others care.. Janisum
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:06 AM

View PostJanisum, on 19 March 2010 - 08:22 AM, said:

I never do open anything unless I know who it is from. I can just tell by the subject line that it's a phishing or spam mail and it immediately is trashed. Can you give me an idea of how I can check to see if I am storing all cookies? I usually clean them out everyday but then I see them still stored when I clean the next time.
I'm going to a laptop with all new hardware here soon. Am hoping to keep it clean and free of all spam or at least as much as I can. This computer was given to me and another person installed the programs. Not a good idea!! I want to thank all of you for giving me tid bits. It's great to know others care.. Janisum


Cookies are not really related to email messages at all.

Cookies are little files that websites will save to your computer when you visit that site or do specific things on that site. Many "online store" sites might keep track of what is in your "cart" by use of cookies. Sites will also use cookies to remember certain preferences that you might select for that site.

They can be used for both good and bad things.

Cookies are stored by your browser.

This page will tell you how to control cookies with your browser: http://www.aboutcook...ult.aspx?page=1

You might also find this useful: http://www.aboutcook...ult.aspx?page=5

Now, beyond that, there are programs that can be used to manage cookies. If you are running something like Norton Internet Security or some other overall Internet security type program, then you might have something that is deleting cookies automatically. And if Hotmail uses cookies to keep track of whether you are logged in already, then this could be the problem.

Now, I do not know if Hotmail uses cookies for this purpose or not.
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