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John Chain

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What is my Email address??? (Outlook)
« on: January 29, 2005, 05:02:46 PM »
Hello again. I just set up an Outlook Express 6 account. I use winmail for my POP3 and Smtp servers. When I set up the account, it asks for an email address. I read the help thing but it doesn't make sense. "The email to access this account." I figure it means, if I send stuff to the Email I provide, it will come to outlook. I provided my hotmail account. Then I sent a test message to my hotmail account and it didn't forward to Outlook. *

Maybe I am looking at this the wrong way. Do I actually have an "Outloo"k account, like johnchain@outlook.com or something like that? I am doing this because I want people to send email to my Gmail account then forward it to my Outlook account (don't ask why). Someone please help.

* How does Outlook update. I feel that I need to exit and return again to outlook to see if a message came. Do i need to refresh anything or does it do it automatically every second?

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    Re: What is my Email address??? (Outlook)
    « Reply #1 on: January 29, 2005, 05:27:37 PM »
    Hi John.... You do not have an account from Outlook.... Outlook just lets you read your messages from another address, using its software... Now, your server addresses might not be exactly "right"... However, you SHOULD be using your Hotmail account... Now, without your server address being correct, you can not send or receive E-Mails...

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    Re: What is my Email address??? (Outlook)
    « Reply #2 on: January 30, 2005, 09:23:54 AM »
    Me, being a dumb***, figured out this problem 10 minutes after I posted it. I used "1st SMTP" for my SMTP server and FreePOPs for my POP3 server. It worked fine.

    And about that hotmail thing, I got a message saying outlook doesn't support free hotmail accounts anymore.

    Also, On my Windows 98SE computer (On a wireless adapter), outlook takes about 60 seconds just to load the startup screen. I think I have version 4, I will see if upgrading to 6 will help. It goes really slow.

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    Re: What is my Email address??? (Outlook)
    « Reply #3 on: January 30, 2005, 09:27:30 AM »
    Okay, I have a new problem. It turns out I do have Oe 6. But after loading the startup screen it asks to sign on on AIM? How can I change this without getting into Oe?

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    Re: What is my Email address??? (Outlook)
    « Reply #4 on: January 30, 2005, 09:41:14 AM »
    Okay, last time. It turns out, I have just plain old Outlook. It has the exact same format as Oe. So I just decided to use that one. But I still would like to know if my Oe is corrupt.

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      Re: What is my Email address??? (Outlook)
      « Reply #5 on: January 30, 2005, 06:13:32 PM »
      Well.... Have you been keeping up with your Windows Updates? They might have a patch to fix it...

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      Re: What is my Email address??? (Outlook)
      « Reply #6 on: January 31, 2005, 06:34:00 PM »
      Like I said in other posts, On my Windows 98SE computer, which is on a wireless adapter, secure transmissions don't go through, so I can't do a windows update. I need to figure out how to get a secure transmission through. Maybe if I put my computer on a DMZ?