#881 hotmail is not functional


As already reported https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=3413827&group_id=11118&atid=460288 hotmail is not functional if privoxy is used in chromium, opera

When clicking in category on the left, no action follow.
For example, clicking on Inbox, no email is ever shown.

Note to developper:
Why do you ask a complicated process to user, when it is just a mattter of creating a hotmail account ? (see the link above where the bug was already reported in september and nothing has been done since ?)
Why do you ask for something instead of doing it ?


  • Ian Silvester

    Ian Silvester - 2012-01-27

    This is not a bug per se. Hotmail's functionality depends upon Javascript code sourced from the domain wlxrs.com, which gets blocked by Privoxy's default rules.

    To re-enable Hotmail you should add an item to your user.actions file that allows this domain through. In my config I have:

    .wlxrs.com (note the preceding . is important) is set -block, -crunch-incoming-cookies, -crunch-outgoing-cookies, -fast-redirects, -filter, -hide-referrer, -prevent-compression

    No doubt this is overkill - it would probably work with fewer -parameters; I leave it to you to experiment.

    I do not wish to get into a flame war here, but you have to admit your tone is quite rude. It is entirely reasonable for the developer to ask for a log file to assist in identifying the cause of this issue; he donates his time to this project for free and it would be only reasonable to expect users of the software to do the same if they would like to see an issue resolved.


  • Ian Silvester

    Ian Silvester - 2012-01-27

    An addendum; I also had to unblock .doubleclick.net for Hotmail to work effectively.

  • Fabian Keil

    Fabian Keil - 2012-07-13
    • assigned_to: nobody --> fabiankeil
    • status: open --> closed-duplicate
  • Fabian Keil

    Fabian Keil - 2012-07-13

    Privoxy development team is rather small so we do not have the resources to investigate compatibility issues like this which, as Ian already mentioned, aren't actually bugs in Privoxy itself.

    Providing a log file is rather easy, so if it's not worth the user's time, the issue at hand can't be that important.

    I'm closing this request as a duplicate, feel free to contribute the missing information at:


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