Hotmail blocking Firefox?

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At first I thought that Hotmail was down when it hung as I logged in with Firefox. After a bit, I tried to login again. Still no luck.

I tried logging in with IE. No problems. I tried again with Mozilla. No problems. I tried with Opera. No problems. I tried with Firefox. Problems.

Is Microsoft beginning to see Firefox as a threat? Is that why they’re blocking access to Hotmail from the oh-so-popular Firefox? Of course, it might just be me wanting to rag on M* for something else, but it doesn’t appear that they were trying to be subtle about this one.

I’m off to write a nasty letter to them…

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .