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Cabranth

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Hi. :whistling:

I'm trying for the first time to use my Outlook Express 6 and I keep getting these error messages. Btw, if it matters my OS is XP Media Center.

When I first open OE6 it gives me the following:

Task: Check for new messages on "Mail Server"
Status: Failed

Errors: The host 'POP3' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'Mail Server', Server: 'POP3', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D

When I try to send an e-mail I have composed it gives me the following:

Task: Send 1 message using "Mail Server".
Status: Failed

Errors: The host 'SMTP' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'Mail Server', Server: 'SMTP', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D


This is the first time I've ever tried to use OE6 and I have no idea what these things mean. I've tried to find answers in the "Help" provided with the program and by searching online, but everything I've found so far is almost completely incomprehensible to me.

Thx.:blink:
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Major Payne

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I would carefully check how you set up your email account(s) for OE 6. See M$' Setting Up Mail Server.

A Hotmail account is a walkthrough if you have one. The slightest checked/unchecked box or wrong POP3/SMPT setting can cause you problems. That includes a mistake in your Password entry.

Ron
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Hello Major Payne.

Thank you very much for the link to the tutorial. It actually explained in (relatively) simple English what my problem was. I just didn't understand how to enter my server name correctly.

I have another question:

When I finally got my OE6 connected and working, one of my e-mails in the "Outbox" moved by itself to the "Sent Items". I had tried sending this e-mail several times when I still had my account configured incorrectly, but I did NOT click on any kind of confirmation button for it after I fixed the connection. Did this e-mail "send itself" when I finally managed to get my problem resolved?

Thanks.:whistling:
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Hi Cabranth:

Glad you got it set up ok. Kinda thought that was your problem, but thought you might appreciate the tut link anyway. Fell free to use it any time. I've got more coming when I can find the time.

Usually OE will send mail when you open it and that will be sent to you Sent box. You can change this behavior in Tools/Options on the General tab under Send / Receive Messages.

Ron
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Hi Major Payne. :blink:

Ok, so I just need to un-check the box that says "Send/recieve e-mails on startup"? That's how it looked to my beginner's eyes anyway.

If that's correct, then I guess I have everything I need for now. If I run into another roadblock for whatever, I'm sure you guys will hear from me.

Thank you again. You and everyone else here have always been helpfull. :whistling:

Toodles.
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Hi:

That's all you have to do if you want to have control over when your email is actually sent and received. Just use the Send/Receive All button or (Ctrl+m) at top of OE to send / receive your email. Let me know if there's anything else.

Ron
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