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To access the secure areas of our website, your browser must support 128-bit encryption (also called domestic-grade, U.S.-grade, high, or strong encryption) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) version 2.0 protocol.

AOL Secure Site Issues

AOL has a known difficulty loading some secure Internet pages. Over the years AOL has released approximately 10 different versions of their software, with three different browsers running on two major platforms. (Mac & Windows.) Some versions of AOL's software, particularly AOL 2.0 for Mac, and 16 bit Windows versions of AOL 3.0 and below do not allow SSL encryption, which scrambles your data for online security. If you are using Explorer in conjunction with AOL and cannot access HeySportsFans secure pages, such as the sign-up pages please try the following.

1. Make sure you have the latest version of AOL software installed.
2. Make your AOL network connection as usual and then use Microsoft Explorer as a stand-alone browser, rather than the integrated AOL browser. Similar methods may work with other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who offer their own integrated browsers, such as CompuServe.
3. Use Netscape as a stand-alone browser.
It's available for free download here.


Internet Explorer SSL Settings

If you are using Internet Explorer as a stand-alone browser and have difficulty you may need to modify your browser's Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) settings. It's a very easy process and takes just a minute.

You need to have SSL 3.0 enabled and TLS 1.0 disabled. TLS stands for Transport Layer Security, and is a new security protocol being developed to supersede Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which is the standard means for encrypting information transmitted across the internet. HeySportsFans website uses SSL to protect secure areas of the website, but does not currently support TLS. This means that if the "Use TLS 1.0" option is enabled, secure pages will not be displayed.

Internet Explorer 3.02

1.Click on "View" in your browser's menu bar, then choose "Options" from the drop-down menu.
2.Click on the "Advanced" tab (near the top right corner of the Options screen).
3.Click on the "Cryptography Settings" button (near the bottom right corner of the Options screen).
4.Select "Allow SSL3 (secure) connections."
5.Un-select "TSL 1.0".
6.Click on the "OK" button, then restart your browser by closing it and then opening it again.
7. If you still receive an error message, be sure to refresh the screen. (Explorer automatically caches secure pages, so even if you change the settings it will still show the old error message until you refresh.)


Internet Explorer 4.01
1.Click on "View" in your browser's menu bar, then choose "Options" from the drop-down menu.
2.Click on the "Advanced" tab (near the top right corner of the Options screen).
3.Scroll down to Security (which is located half way down on the "Advanced" screen).
4.Select "SSL 3.0".
5.Un-select "TSL 1.0".
6.Click on the "Apply" button and then the "OK" button, then restart your browser by closing it and then opening it again.
7. If you still receive an error message, be sure to refresh the screen. (Explorer automatically caches secure pages, so even if you change the settings it will still show the old error message until you refresh.)


Internet Explorer 5.0
1.Click on "Tools" in your browser's menubar, then choose "Internet Options" from the drop-down menu.
2.Click on the "Advanced" tab (near the top right corner of the Options screen).
3.Scroll down to Security (which is located half way down on the "Advanced" screen).
4.Select "SSL 3.0".
5.Un-select the "TSL 1.0".
6.Click on the "Apply" button and then the "OK" button, then restart your browser by closing it and then opening it again.
7. If you still receive an error message, be sure to refresh the screen. (Explorer automatically caches secure pages, so even if you change the settings it will still show the old error message until you refresh.)


Additional Solutions
If continue to have problems, please try the following.
1. Temporarily disable "Profile Assistant" from your browser's preference settings. This is supposed to be a convenience in helping you fill out online forms, but can interfere with accessing secure pages.
2.
Use Netscape as a stand-alone browser. It's available for free download here.
3. There are known issues with the default installed version of Internet Explorer 5.0/5.5 with 56 bit (or lower) encryption and Windows 2000 that may cause secure pages not to display. If you are encountering these problems an upgrade is available from Microsoft
here

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