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Posted: 8/13/2007 4:34:54 AM EDT
I'm trying to sign in at ESPN.com. I have a valid member name and password. A third party can sign in on another computer using my MN and PW but for some reason I cannot at my own computer.

Cookies are enabled (ESPN.com needs them) on my computer.

However, I may have inadvertently blocked ESPN cookies at one time by clearing some cookies and instructing my computer to block any future cookies from the same sites (I'm just guessing on this one).

Anybody have any suggestions?
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:36:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 4:36:56 AM EDT by hughjafj]
Change your security and privacy options under tools until you can view the site.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:39:20 AM EDT
Are both computers using the same browser?

I have problems at some sights using Firefox, and have to access them in IE.

Is the screen that opens, after logging in, a pop-up? You might be inadvertently blocking it as well.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:45:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 4:45:56 AM EDT by Wobblin-Goblin]

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Are both computers using the same browser?

I have problems at some sights using Firefox, and have to access them in IE.

Is the screen that opens, after logging in, a pop-up? You might be inadvertently blocking it as well.

I called ESPN and they were able to login/sign in on their computers using my member name and pw.

They said it is an issue with my computer, not a site glitch. Being a computer novice, I'm not entirely sure how to change settings on my computer to fix this.

ETA: They said it shouldn't matter whether the browser is Firefox or IE.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:47:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Are both computers using the same browser?

I have problems at some sights using Firefox, and have to access them in IE.

Is the screen that opens, after logging in, a pop-up? You might be inadvertently blocking it as well.

I called ESPN and they were able to login/sign in on their computers using my member name and pw.

They said it is an issue with my computer, not a site glitch. Being a computer novice, I'm not entirely sure how to change settings on my computer to fix this.

ETA: They said it shouldn't matter whether the browser is Firefox or IE.


So which browser are you using to access the site?
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:49:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Are both computers using the same browser?

I have problems at some sights using Firefox, and have to access them in IE.

Is the screen that opens, after logging in, a pop-up? You might be inadvertently blocking it as well.

I called ESPN and they were able to login/sign in on their computers using my member name and pw.

They said it is an issue with my computer, not a site glitch. Being a computer novice, I'm not entirely sure how to change settings on my computer to fix this.

ETA: They said it shouldn't matter whether the browser is Firefox or IE.


Well, if anyplace can troubleshoot that - its arfcom.

I deleted an entire zip disk a few years back, and was educated on data recovery and had software e-mailed to me across the world (was living in Korea) within an hour!

Post your browser version, and one of the smart guys oughta show up soon enough.

Did you check you security setting already - to make sure cookies were allowed in general?
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:55:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Post your browser version, and one of the smart guys oughta show up soon enough.

Did you check you security setting already - to make sure cookies were allowed in general?

I am using Firefox. Not sure which version. 1.5 maybe?

Yes, I checked to see if cookies are allowed and they are.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:59:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 4:59:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Post your browser version, and one of the smart guys oughta show up soon enough.

Did you check you security setting already - to make sure cookies were allowed in general?

I am using Firefox. Not sure which version. 1.5 maybe?

Yes, I checked to see if cookies are allowed and they are.


Do you have IE?

That might be the extent of your problem - some websites just can't support Firefox. Heck, the arfcom photo sever has problems. The mail server used to.

Download, and install IE, then only use that bloated, slow POS when you absolutely have to.

That will solve your problem even if you screwed up a cookie setting in Firefox.

It can't hurt, unless your computer is really old.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:00:04 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:02:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Post your browser version, and one of the smart guys oughta show up soon enough.

Did you check you security setting already - to make sure cookies were allowed in general?

I am using Firefox. Not sure which version. 1.5 maybe?

Yes, I checked to see if cookies are allowed and they are.


Is the same version of Firefox on the other PC's that could access the site?

Might want to consider upgrading Firefox to version 2

Have you rebooted the PC since you've been having these problems.?
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:04:06 AM EDT
My computer is an '04 Sony Vaio.

2.8 blah blah blah that was pretty powerful at the time.

I will try using IE to login/sign in at ESPN.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:07:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Post your browser version, and one of the smart guys oughta show up soon enough.

Did you check you security setting already - to make sure cookies were allowed in general?

I am using Firefox. Not sure which version. 1.5 maybe?

Yes, I checked to see if cookies are allowed and they are.


FF 1.5 is WAY out of date, is obsolete and has some serious security related flaws. In any case you can still be blocking espn.com cookies using an override even if you have cookies enabled.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:11:23 AM EDT
Ahhh, IE allowed me to sign in to ESPN.

BTW, I tried downloading Firefox 2.0 and it said there was an error and wouldn't allow me to dl it.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:56:05 AM EDT
On Firefox...

Go into tools/options (that's where it is in 2.x)
Look under Privacy / Exceptions

Delete any blocked cookies that show ESPN.anything....

Hopefully that will clear things up.

Oh and...


Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By Bohr_Adam:
Download, and install IE, then only use that bloated, slow POS when you absolutely have to.


All OS's have IE. It cannot be removed from the OS.


Um, not Linux
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:04:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 6:06:05 AM EDT by rkbar15]

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Ahhh, IE allowed me to sign in to ESPN.

BTW, I tried downloading Firefox 2.0 and it said there was an error and wouldn't allow me to dl it.


Are you downloading it from here? www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Release Notes: www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2.0.0.6/releasenotes/

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:23:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:23:45 AM EDT
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