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Unable to Access Hotmail  or Microsoft account

Switching from to for many converted pretty reliable Microsoft service into something about this people usually say "this "stupid Microsoft". Looks like "King of complexity" as I used to call Microsoft overestimated its capabilities and broke its neck.

Complexity with all those redirection and other tricks make game of chance.

First of all is not a regular domain but an alias. In my case it is resolved to

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 3, Received = 0, Lost = 3 (100% loss),

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Old News ;-)

Filamer_S, Forum Moderator

Hello RDeshunP,

I understand that you are unable to access the account after the upgrade to I'll do my best to assist you on this issue.

For starters, please provide us the steps that you mentioned so we can determine what other actions should we take to resolve your issue. In addition, I need you ask her to sign-in with the affected account via check if there are issues within that might have caused this issue.

It would be great if you can test the account on other supported browsers for and on other computers to check if the issue will persist.

If you have downloaded an add-on that is not compatible with page, it might have caused the issue. In this case, it would be advisable to disable the add-ons and try reloading the page. To do this, you may need to contact the respective support group of the browser you're using for assistance.

Also, there are computer related cases where the firewall, pop-up blocker, and anti-virus software are the cause of the issue. To verify if they are not preventing the page from loading correctly or responding to commands, I need you to add the following Microsoft pages:,,,, and, to the list of safe domains for your firewall, pop-up blocker, and antivirus software. To learn how to do this, refer to the documentation of those security tools for instructions.

If the above steps did not work, please help us isolate the possible cause of this issue by answering the questions below:

I'd like to ask for the affected email address so we can start an investigation on our end. I created a private message tab where you can post it. You should see a red link above your post after signing in to this page. Only you and the moderators will have access to that private message so you need not to worry about your account's security.

Your cooperation and prompt response on this matter will be highly appreciated. I'll look forward for your reply

Thank You.

Question Shikha_G asked on | 226704 views

Microsoft Forum Moderator

I cannot sign into my account. What can I do to solve this issue?

If you are unable to sign into your account, we recommend you follow the steps below as one of these steps may help you get access to your account or tell you about a temporary server issue.

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Shikha_G replied on Microsoft Forum Moderator

1. Check the status of the service on . Note: you must sign in on the site to see the exact status of the server your account may be located on.

2. Reset your password: You need to reset your password for the security of your account at You may also try signing in from another computer, try signing into another service and check your firewall and antivirus program settings. To learn more visit: Forgotten password or other sign-in problems.

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