Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:36
Ok, thanks all for the replies. It's sorted now, although I can't say that I'm pleased with how. As it turns out, it was a password issue. I went through the steps to reset my password, and now I can access things again normally.
This is pretty frustrating, because none of the error messages I received before said anything at all about a password problem. They simply said "Something went wrong and we can't sign you in right now. Please try again later." If my password had expired, why not tell me it's expired and prompt me to change it?
And further, how is it that my cell phone continued to receive pushed email messages if the stored password it was using had expired? Why didn't my Hotmail app on the phone prompt me to reset it?
Does anyone else use the setting on your Live account to force your password to expire every 72 days? And if so, do you get prompted to change it or does it just lock you out after it expires?