No I don't use newsgroups. As soon as OE opens I get a message saying.... An unknown error has occurred. Very useful!! I used it this morning and it was OK. I'm beginning to suspect its a server problem. Also when I click on Send/Recv I get a load more error messages. Just tried it on the laptop and getting the same. I'll tray again later on.
If it's any consolation, I'm getting the same. Just leave it for a while, they're probably having problems.
Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http : // services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 12019, Error Number: 0x80004005