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This article was published on August 10, 2010


Microsoft defines irony; recommends Chrome to fix Hotmail issues.

Microsoft defines irony; recommends Chrome to fix Hotmail issues.
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A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

If you happen to be one of the millions of Hotmail users who are having issues since the roll out of the new design, Microsoft has a fix for you: use Google’s Chrome browser.

Honestly, we couldn’t make this up if we tried.

According to The Register, many of the 350 million users of the service are having some nagging issues including disappearing messages and scripting errors on the page. Many are even experiencing a deeper issue of not being able to log in to their Hotmail account at all.

In all fairness, Hotmail seems to work fine via Internet Explorer, but anyone using Safari 3 or Firefox 2 might have some serious problems. While Microsoft continues to “look into” the problem, the Google Chrome suggestion strikes a humorous note: “some customers have indicated that if they use Google Chrome to view their Hotmail account they no longer encounter this problem”.

Are you a Hotmail user? Leave us a comment and let us know if you’re having the same issues.