This is one of the many reasons why Hotmail sucks

They can’t even do HTTPS correctly. Domains like this won’t even work https://www.hotmail.co.uk/ as the certificate is only valid for the following names:

*.mail.live.com , *.hotmail.com , hotmail.com , hotmail.msn.com , hotmail.co.jp , hotmail.co.uk , hotmail.live.com , www.hotmail.msn.com , mail.live.com , people.live.com

And then if you do eventually get through to a domain which doesn’t give you an SSL error you will be greeted with the following message

Why Hotmail Fails - HTTPS

Why Hotmail Fails - HTTPS

Those choices ultimately seem futile as I’m sure you will end up breaking access somewhere down the road. This is a lot more fuss than say, Google’s implementation?

3 responses to “This is one of the many reasons why Hotmail sucks”

  1. hotmail says:

    i get this error all the time so i hate hotmail now
    i’m sure its because i have an ad blocking program that doesn’t let their crap load
    i used to like hotmail but it sucks now !!!!

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  2. mungo says:

    as of jan 16, 2012 the problem still happens with Win7 and IE9 current maintenance

  3. sarah says:

    is there any way to go back to the old hotmail it updated mine without asking and now i just want to punch my screen it is so frustrating

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