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AOL/OE Conflict

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Terryl, Sep 14, 2003.

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  1. Terryl

    Terryl Thread Starter

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    Running OE6 in o/s ME. Norton anti-virus and firewall installed.
    I have 2 pay as you go ISP's and an hotmail address.
    Question : I received e-mails and their attachments in my hotmail address from an AOL.COM user but cannot receive them in OE, the attachments are blank. I tried resending them from my hotmail address to my OE addresses but they are still blank. I tried adjusting the firewall and anti-virus but still no go.
    Do I need a special file to receive AOL mail in OE ?
    I could send from OE to the AOL address.
    Is this a file problem ?
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. flavallee

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    Terryl:

    Besides the fact that "AOL Hell" has problems of its own, it has conflicts with other E-mail programs.

    Are these messages with attachments that you're expecting from other people? If not, I wouldn't even try to open them, unless you're real anxious to activate a virus.

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
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    What antivirus program do you have?
     
  4. Terryl

    Terryl Thread Starter

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    To Skyman : I have Norton anti-virus and firewall running.

    To flavallee :
    Yes, I am expecting the mail from someone I know who sent them. This only happens with AOL user, it is not a virus. (Hotmail checks them via Mcaffee, the problem is with receiving them on OE6) However, I could send to him. He does not have digital signature if this could be the cause.
     
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