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Baffling problem with OE6 on an XP pc


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wdc202

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I can receive messages sent from my Yahoo email account on this pc to
my OE address. (Normal)

And I can receive messages sent to my OE address sent from another pc
(Normal)

But I cannot receive messages sent to my OE address from my OE account on this same pc. (Why not?)

If I check the Sent mail folder, I see that my test message to my OE address
has, in fact, been sent. But it is not received. ?????

I sure would appreciate understanding what is happening here. Thanks.
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If you send a message to your Yahoo account, does it get there?
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Throoper: <<If you send a message to your Yahoo account, does it get there?>>

Yes, it does.
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You've probably done this, but I need to mention it.
Check that the address is correct. An extra period, space, or wrong case can cause it to disappear.
Typo's do happen. Also, addresses can change in the Address Book if it's developing a problem.

The next basic thing to check is to ensure OE is not blocking your address.
Tools>Message Rules>Blocked Senders List.
It's surprising how often OE adds to the list without any input from you.
Also check in your Deleted Items for the message. That's where messages from blocked addresses should wind up.

Next would be to go to your mailbox at your ISP.
It could be getting tagged as Spam (check the Spam or Bulk folder if you have one at the ISP).
It could also be blocked there, so check any mail rules you may have, and also the Trash folder.
While you are there, send yourself a test from OE and see if it shows up at the ISP mailbox.
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Throoper: You found the solution. For no reason I can think of my own email address appeared on my Blocked Messages list! I gather from what you say that that is not so unusual a thing to happen.

Whew! Mystery solved. Thank you.
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You're welcome.

If it happens again, you might be developing a problem in the Reg keys for the Identity.
If it doesn't, chalk it up to one of those Microsoft Mysteries. :)
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