Hotmail CHAOS

Hotmail is a whole chaos for about 2 weeks ( I have 8 mail addresses on hotmail):

- xn is "checking" every account just in 0,5 seconds - seems like it  can't ckeck the mailboxes

- no input-mailbox notifications on xn (spam-box: yes, sometimes), although there are NEW mails!

- on first few tries i can't login to any of my mail-accounts via xn, always a hotmail-message like "log on to your account" (via hotmail itself) is displayed.
If i change for the 3rd or 4th time to another account on xn THEN the mail-account -that i tried to open before- will be displayed...

- need 5-6 tries before i can open via xn a hotmail-mailbox of an account

- sending mail often fails, because xn logs me (automaticly after ca. 45 sec) out of the account. Lucky if 1/2 of the written mail is saved as  draft.
But often xn does not sent a mail message at all (although it seems like) and ALL has gone.
Writing  the mail first with editor like notepad and than copy it to xn is save way not to rewrite mails 10 times...

I use xn/webmail notifier for decade, because it's the best proggy i know for years.
I wonder if that whole buggy behaviour can be be fixed in the future? Or has the author quitted support?
Or is there some other alternative webmail programm that works with hotmail/



CFBancroft's picture

You are only ONE on this PLANET!

Witty contribution, CFBancroft!
Dude, share either a solution or shut up and fuck off.
Thank You !

CFBancroft's picture

Because... me, jeroen, RpD have not a problem so far...
and other X-notifier user did not report the problem as you.
You start "shout" about "alone!" Then I reply that
you are alone on this planet at this point.

Your swear F, it makes me feel good!
I know that your frustrate get out of your body system!

I have three Microsoft-based accounts... Hotmail,, ...and in both Firefox and Chrome, only my primary (hotmail) is showing an account icon (which means it's been checked, I believe) and a new email count. 
I have to click the other account(s) then hold Shift and click the account to force a new email check...  to get all three accounts to show their account icon and mail counts.
I shall note this to the developer.


Same here - BUUUT  "i am the only one"....
The Loudmouth of the board seems to KNOW ALL aka NOTHING about bugs, but he thinks USERS are "only telling stories"....

If I make a BUG REPORT in a forum then it is not cause i am having too much days off...

A chinese dude - maybe the communists in his country had him murdered for his app.
Seems to be normal in this SHIT COMMUINISM COUNTRY CHINA.
Hope someone drops lotsa A-Bombs on this piece o shit-country.

South Korea, dude.  This app is maintained in his spare time... he is very busy at his main job in the medical field. So...
I recommend you find another app... or be patient. This is what we all do when there's some glitch usually caused by the email providers changing their login process.  Every time, the developer either fixes the problem by adapting his app to the new email login process or tells us he can't, for whatever reason... like programming tools are too limiteed for how the email provider changed the login, etc.
This is donationware... and lots of people don't donate.  So we wait for the developer to have the time to fix it when there's a problem.  If you can't wait... then you'll need to find another app or use the main hotmail/ webpage.  
I'm going to wait.

jeroen's picture

My one account is working in Opera and Chrome: X-notifier logs in successfully.
But it is not working in Firefox 68 beta: X-notifier fails to login (also after clearing cookies) and does not work after manual login.

Jack78's picture


Un petit bonjour ne fait pas de mal !

My three hotmail/outlook-based accounts seem to be working in both FF and Chrome.
I read an email in each account and reChecked for new email... the counters went down by one.
I did have to delete one account (restart browser) and recreate it, to get it working properly again, but it seems like only my last logged in account will go bold black with new email, although I'm getting proper counts... my two other accounts are bolded for unread email but gray.

tobwithu's picture

Login to your hotmail account manually.

You may see 'Don't lose access to your account' page.

X-notitifer does not work because of this unusual page.

Once you click 'No thanks', this page will not show up again.


September 2019 - THANK YOU for "fixing HOTMAIL issues".... after almost 6 months.
Could not use X-notifier with Hotmail for almost half a year, now it's working again.

The only ONE that uses X-notifier & Hotmail

tweek84's picture


For two weeks now, X-Notifier check all my hotmail accounts but they stay in grey and don't whow any new mails in Inbox and folders.

All alais appears in grey and if I click on it, I can access to the right mailbox.

Anyone can help me ?


It was upgraded worked for while but they must have new login for Hotmail / Outlook

so this is why it's not working ., Nothing much we can do maybe contact the developer ?