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Old 05-15-2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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login yahoo mail, hotmail in Redhat Firefox browser

Hello All,

I am a new Linux user. I am using Redhat 9 distro. and
Firefox as web browser.

My laptop has IP address assinged by DHCP. I can browse all sites perfectly.
Interesting thing is, when i try to login yahoo mail, my universt mail server, hotmail server

any of them is not login. shows

" The connection has timed out... "

All of them perfectly works when I switch to Windows XP.

Is that any reason for using Linux?
what should i do?

Thanx in advance for help.

Old 05-16-2006, 06:00 AM   #2
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It primaraly shouldn't be because of your Linux distribution.

It usually is, at the ISP who might have some problems. If it works in Windows XP, is connecting and logging in to yahoo, html, etc same as that it had been earlier?

I had faced this problem earlier, and the problem was at the ISP who had some of their SMTP servers down. (I suppose )

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Old 05-16-2006, 10:07 AM   #3
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Try turning off IPv6 in Firefox. For some reason that tends to fix problems with Yahoo.

You can do it one of two ways:
1) type about:config in the address bar and look for network.dns.disableIPv6 and toggle it to true
2) Open your user.js file (with Firefox closed) and add user_pref("network.dns.disableIPv6", true); save it and start Firefox

If the above do not correct the problem try creaing a new Firefox profile.


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