Closed Bug 145177 Opened 20 years ago Closed 20 years ago
.com - Uses Passport to change profile details, Passport discriminates .
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0rc2) Gecko/20020510 BuildID: 200251009 When you try to modify your personal profile (Options -> Personal Profile) you get a note saying that hotmail doesn't support this browser anymore, upgrade to: IE 4.0 or later or: netscape 4.08 or later. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Log in to Hotmail 2.Go to the Options page 3.Click on Personal Profile Actual Results: A message saying that my browser isn't supported and that I should upgrade. Expected Results: A page with my Personal profile (name, address etc.) should come up, so I can edit them. Workaround: I creasted a new profile, created a user.js file and put the general.useragent.override pref to IE5.0 on Win98. After this everything worked as expected, so it's only a matter of Hotmail not supporting mozilla on linux.
Isn't this the second time Microsoft pulls this kind of stunt? Proposed work-around will fail once a patch for bug 136141 is committed.
the best fix for this is not to use MSN Hotspam - eeh Hotmail - at all, because this will be a neverending game.
Look, not everyone has an option when it comes to using hotmail or messenger(which uses your hotmail account). Besides, this is a Tech Evangelism bug, so saying "don't use it" is really poor workaround suggestion. We are supposed post a bug if we notice a tech evangelism bug, and I did so :^) Besides, I would like to see this fixed and we are encouraged to post a bug here rather than writing to the maintainer ourselves.
depends on 141279, if not a dupe.
Depends on: 141279
For the time being, I recommend you try UABAR from www.mozdev.org/projects.html until this is sorted out.
Summary: Personal profile in Hotmail cannot be modified if user string identifies as mozilla → hotmail.com - Personal profile in Hotmail cannot be modified if user string identifies as mozilla
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I've taken a closer look at where the problems are encountered and they are all in relation to passport services. Hotmail in it "self" doesn't discriminate browsers, it is the passport service that does. When you go to change your user information, you will in fact change the passport account's user information, hence browser snooping and "denial of service". It is the following items that do not work, all located on http://nexusrdr.passport.com >>Personal Profile<< Update your name, address, etc. >>Password<< Change your password periodically. >>Secret Question<< Change your secret question.
Summary: hotmail.com - Personal profile in Hotmail cannot be modified if user string identifies as mozilla → hotmail.com - Uses Passport to change profile details, Passport discriminates.
Passport login means I can't even sign up with hotmail now (just testing this bug, I don't really want a hotmail account) as it says browser not supported. This is with mozilla 1.0 on linux mandrake 8.2. Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020605
this should have been fixed today - MS fixed teh browser sniffing used in passport - can you check and see if it now works ?
As of today, the following steps WORKFORME: 1. Log in to MSN Messenger (called Windows Messenger on XP). 2. Tools > Options... > Personal > Edit Profile... Actual result: Passport profile form appears. Expected result: Passport profile form appears. Previous result: Access denied to Mozilla users. I feel that the unblocking of Mozilla from .NET Passport was somehow related to the recent release of a Windows XP service pack that adds a new pane to Add/Remove Programs to let the user hide Internet Explorer.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 20 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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