Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Windows Live Mail (Hotmail) stopped working on Ubuntu Linux

If you can't reply to email on hotmail in Ubuntu, the following tip should help. Its Microsoft, again, trying to be incompatible with non-microsoft products (this is type of reason hardcore computer geeks hate microsoft, bastards) - but there is a way to get it working:

Type "about:config" (without the quotes) in Firefox address bar.
In the "filter" box type: general.useragent.override

If nothing shows up under "Preference Name", then right click the main window (i.e., under preference name) and choose "New" and then "String".

Enter the following preference name: general.useragent.override

For the string value, if your computer is a 32-bit architecture, then use:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86; en; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092510 Firefox/3.0.3

(all one line). If it is a 64-bit architecture, use:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092510 Firefox/3.0.3

There, that should make it work.

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