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I'm trying to sign up for the Empower program which requires a Passport account.  If you go to to register the site is down and has been since yesterday.  How can such a site experience such a long outage?

Thursday, December 4, 2003

I just tried it, and it seems to be working fine.  Maybe you have the domain blacked?

Steve Barbour
Thursday, December 4, 2003

I can never access my hotmail account from work.  I always get the error message: "The .NET Passport service is currently unavailable at this Web site for one of these reasons"

Maybe it's related, in which case I assume it's a network config issue (accidental or intentional).

Thursday, December 4, 2003

I think it is a problem with the passport cookie.

Try copying the URL on the error page, opening a new browser and pasting. You may get a new passport login page - enter your info and you should be in.  (This worked for me)

If this doesn't work e-mail Microsoft, they are quite good at responding...

Friday, December 5, 2003

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