Outlook Express/Hotmail?
March 27, 2007 9:10 AM   Subscribe

I can't set up my hotmail account with outlook express 6.

I got a new computer at work and went into set up my hotmail account (yes, I have hotmail plus) via the setup wizard, but when it comes time to download my folders, it repeatedly asks me for my password, and also gives me the error message

"Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Server Response: 'Invalid login.', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC32".

I've heard that there is a problem with Outlook Express and Internet Explorer 7, but then again, maybe there is something simple I can do to fix this.

Anyone have any insight? This is maddening. thanks!
posted by clairezulkey to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
You might just try starting all over, delete your first try then, Tools>Accounts>Add>Mail. It just doesn't work sometimes.
posted by lee at 10:37 AM on March 27, 2007

Response by poster: I did, and even tried setting a new password for hotmail just in case that had anything to do with it.

I also realized the same thing happens in regular Outlook.
posted by clairezulkey at 11:22 AM on March 27, 2007

Did you try googling the error number? This patch could be helpful.
posted by jacalata at 8:17 PM on March 27, 2007

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