Having Issues With Hotmail? Microsoft Suggests Chrome
Okay, so Microsoft didn't send out a blast e-mail to all customers telling them that specifically, but a post from the company on the Hotmail forums reads: "Some customers have indicated that if they use Google Chrome to view their Hotmail account they no longer encounter this problem." Sure, it's not the most enthusiastic endorsement, but the message seems pretty clear: If you're having problems, try Chrome and see what happens. We should note, though, that plenty are reporting the same issues when using Chrome. Another solution would be for Microsoft to allow users to temporarily switch back to the old Hotmail while the company works on the problem, but that does not appear to be likely.
An update from the Hotmail team today says a fix is in the works and will be deployed by the end of the week. Till then, make sure your browser of choice is up to date, or try Chrome. Alternatively, if you're really set on sticking with Firefox or Internet Explorer (which seem to be suffering the most problems), Microsoft suggests trying Live Mail or the mobile version of Hotmail. [From: The Register, via: The Next Web and Geek.com]