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Posted 2004-05-21 13:20:20
Today for some strange reason, when I call up www.hotmail.com
it is redirected to to the Thai version of hotmail.
I have not changed anything in my browser setting or anywhere else as far as I know.
It's slightly annoying and really I would like to change it back to English does anyone have some ideas how to do that ???
By the way I am using a Thai ISP Ji-Net.
Posted 2004-05-21 14:44:37
Monty thanks for the link
but it don't work doesn't work for me, I just get directed back to the Thai site.
This has happend since the start with Google but only started yesterday with Hotmail
I can live with it if I have to.
Posted 2004-05-21 17:10:33
Same problem here since this morning.
OK, I can live with, but don't like it.
Posted 2004-05-21 17:31:50
try putting your regional settings in control panel on US or UK..
Posted 2004-05-24 14:28:45
Well my Hotmail turned to Thai today, ok before then! It must be spreading!!!!
Yes you can use english for example if you go in thru another MSN that is not linked to Thailand. Anyway I have sent a message to Hotmail asking about how to switch back to an English log-in.
I also have a similar problem using the Microsoft Support on-line which always seems to instantly convert to Thai.
Posted 2004-05-24 14:57:26
Yes, I realized. stumaster, your link worked, but only when clicking from Thai-Visa-site, which is outside of Thailand.
Hotmail gave me below idea, which actually does not work. I changd the country-setting to Singapore and later to London/UK. You cannot adjust the time-zone to Thailand, the software insists on Singapore resp. GMT.
Anyway, followed through and still got the Thai-version. Seems they changed, whenever you log into hotmail from a Thai-based server you get Thai language.
However, as long as your language iis set to English you get English on the seconf page (click mail for example)
I replied accordingly and wait for their further comments.
Posted 2004-05-24 15:06:42
You folks complaining about Hotmail in Thai are lucky. I haven't been able to access Hotmail for the past three weeks unless I run Netscape Navigator, which is extremely slow. I have used Opera for years to access Hotmail, but now only get a blank page instead of the log-in page. This has been the case whether I use TOTonline or Roynet as my ISP.
Posted 2004-05-25 06:40:17
Stumonster, that info page is very interesting and worth saving -- thanks -- but I should have mentioned that I can no longer access Hotmail log-in page even with IE6 (nor Firefox). I can only access with Navigator 7. If I can't get to Hotmail with Microsoft's own browser the problem isn't answered. I am running WinXP Pro.
Posted 2004-05-25 12:52:57
is netscape 7 the AOL browser, does it automatically go thru an AOL portal?
Posted 2004-05-26 01:34:57
I am not savvy enough to determine if Netscape Navigator 7.1 goes through an AOL portal. The About box does not mention AOL and it's not called an AOL browser as such, but comes, as I installed it, with an AOL Instant Messenger.
Maybe you could tell me how I could find out whether it goes through an AOL portal.
By the way, I get the Hotmail log-in page in English, when it eventually loads.
Posted 2004-05-26 02:49:36
Same problem with csloxinfo,main pages in Thai but able to login using Firefox.
Posted 2004-05-27 17:33:46
I am not that familiar with netscape 7 as I changed to mozilla when AOL bought netscape... but you could have a look at edit settings advanced and see if a proxy is configured.. that would tell you that alll your requests go to the proxy server first.. then out to the page you requested.. return via the same path..
Posted 2004-05-28 00:59:37
Stumonster, my Netscape is configured for a direct connection to the internet.
Wonder of wonders -- I can again access Hotmail through Opera!!! I think the problem was that I had recently disabled msdtc. I discovered that msdtc wanted permission to access the internet when I installed ZoneAlarm 5 over ZoneAlarm 4 this morning. After granting permission, I was able to access Hotmail and through an English log-in page.
Maybe other forum members should give Opera a try and see if that solves their Hotmail log-in problem.
Posted 2004-05-29 18:47:42
managed to change the first page back to english by
tools....internet options....languages....language preference,
the box opens with thai and english listed, (select english as the first priority and hotmail first page(login page) opens in english and so on, put thai as the first priority and the first page opened is thai but the next one is english etc.)
Posted 2004-05-30 11:01:54
Hopefully, one of our really computer savy guys will read this thread and come up with an explanation so provide my experience for review.
My "favorites" had the english language hotmail pages "memorized" so I still get my English version hotmail pages.
HOWEVER, when I log out of hotmail inorder to switch to another hotmail account, I get the Thai version of msn. However, by entering my hotmail account and password in english in the same place I do in the English version but in the Thai language version, but still the same format, I get my English version hotmail
Also in the Thai version of msn I get, there is an english language HOTMAIL button to click.
Posted 2004-05-30 13:47:15
Well, seems hotmail themself neither know how to solve the problem. First they advised me to change my setting to an English speaking country. Did not work.
Now they told me they did some "back end fix", whatever that means. No change.
Let's see what comes next. The string, btw. is from stumonster above. When you click within the post, you get the English version, clip and paste to IE, you get teh Thai version. Seems to me, all logins from within Thailand are directed to MSN. Thai.
thanks for your comments. Unfortunately, the same problem still exists. I use IE to open hotmail and get the Thai version.
I tried with
and get a MSN page to re-enter my password (in Thai language)
If I use the same string from a non-Thai-based web-site, I get the English version. Only problem, I cannot usually use such web-pages when being in Thailand.
It seems to me, that the loginnet.passport has been hi-jacked by a Thai operator. When
automatically the ending "id=...C=1033&_lang=EN is cut off.
Without this EN (believe for english, I am directed to msn.th.co
Whay can be done to get me back to normal, i.e. to English?
>From: "MSN Subscriber Online Support" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: RE:RE: CST160644070ID - RE:Other
>Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 22:40:08 -0700
>Thank you for writing to MSN Internet Access Technical Support.
>This is Eva and I understand that you cannot access your account in
>English. The page appears in Thai. I apologize for the inconvenience
>this has caused you.
>We have performed some back end fix on your account and it should be
>fine now. The opening page should be in English now.
>If you still experience the same issue or have other concerns, please
>feel free to write us back and we will be more than happy to serve you
>MSN Internet Access Technical Support
Posted 2004-05-30 14:00:50
axel, if you have xp,have you tried the fix as suggested in my post above, its worked on both computers in the house here, i dont know why it should work but it does. i dont know anything about computers other than how to swith them on and how to break them.
Posted 2004-05-30 15:02:21
Thanks taxexile. This one worked.
Wonder, why my setting was changed to Thai? I do remember, after XP was installed, I did set it to English (US).
Check later when going home, as there I also had set English.