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writer can't access my blog

    Question

  • Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help me with a problem I'm having. I downloaded live writer today but when I try signing into my blog I get a problem. I am using blogspot, and I have copy and pasted the blog address in, and written the email address (also the username) exactly into the field, and the password exactly in too but I get an error saying "The blog could not be accessed using the specified username and password. Please check these values are correct before proceding." I have checked and doubled checked, and even changed the password to see if that would help but it doesn't seem to work. I have restarted my computer since installing it, and I only installed it today so it must be the most recent version. I have googled a bit but can't seem to find anyone else with my problem. Does anyone have any ideas?
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 6:58 PM

Answers

  • Problem solved, later today blogspot wanted me to verify my email address. I'm sure that I did that ages ago, but I clicked the link anyway and now it lets me sign in and is working perfectly. Thanks for helping anyway!
    • Marked as answer by Racheth Monday, August 17, 2009 8:10 PM
    Monday, August 17, 2009 8:10 PM

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  • I haven't heard of this before.  Can you use other blogging clients to connect to your blog like:

    -or-

    Trying one of those will at least tell us if it is a problem with Writer or with your blogger account.

    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Sunday, August 16, 2009 10:31 PM
  • I downloaded zoundyraven and that seems to be working without any problems. It signed in and found all my posts and though I haven't tried it yet, it didn't have any errors. I am using blogspot, which i think is a part of blogger so I guessed it was supported, but maybe it isn't?

    If it helps at all I am using Vista home premium, I think with only SP1, and am using the latest version of internet explorer 8. Also writer hasn't asked for my live email and password yet.

    Thanks for replying!
    Monday, August 17, 2009 8:55 AM
  • Problem solved, later today blogspot wanted me to verify my email address. I'm sure that I did that ages ago, but I clicked the link anyway and now it lets me sign in and is working perfectly. Thanks for helping anyway!
    • Marked as answer by Racheth Monday, August 17, 2009 8:10 PM
    Monday, August 17, 2009 8:10 PM