Can MS Outlook be used to see/retrieve webmail

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theMusicMan

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Hi All

Darned it - during the Easter break my employer has turned off the port and thus the ability for people to retrieve the contents of their pop3 mail boxes via an email client.

I can acces my pop3 mail boxes via a webmail interface, thing is, I have several pop3 boxes and switching between them using webmail is cumbersome and slow. Can MS Outlook be configured to scan webmail other than hotmail..?

If so, how do I do this...? thanks
 

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if you go through the wizard for adding an http new account you can select web mail and set up other webservers mail other than hotmail.
from outlook > tools - email accounts - then follow wizard

not sure how this works with a pop3 account which also provides webmail..
 

theMusicMan

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etaf said:
not sure how this works with a pop3 account which also provides webmail..

Unfortunately... it doesn't seem to work at all... :confused: I keep getting errors reported by Outlook when I try to do a send/receive...

Thanks for the suggestion anyhow. (y)
 
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I wasn't aware of any email protocol which allows you to access a POP3 account via the web. POP3 is stored locally on your machine. Are you sure your employer isn't using an IMAP protocol? I was also unaware you could check hotmail with Outlook. What are the Incoming and Outgoing mail server settings for checking Hotmail via Outlook. I thought the reason Hotmail was free is because you are forced to use the web client they provide and have their ads thrown at you.
 
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Hotmail is a piece of cake to hook up to OE. In OE, just go to Tools, then Accounts, then Add, Mail, and then follow instructions inputing your Hotmail ID information. OE will automatically install the connection information.

I'm still trying to find out how to get Netscape mail to configure with OE or Incredimail. If you know, please share.

Good Luck
 
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IrishTexan, I emailed NetScape about 2-2½ years ago about that. They replied that they were no longer offering POP3 capability.

I don't know if that is still true.
 

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There is no way to access webmail via a pop3 client unfortunately. They use completely different protocols and are not compatable.
 
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Aha! :eek: That explains why they only reference Netscape Navigator 4 to use with Wizzard. It's a shame, because Netscape mail is quite reliable (and they give you more mb's than most free e-mail sites), and it isn't reliant on your IP. I hate having to notify everyone every time I change IP's; and Netscape has none of the "bells and whistles" I love in OE or Incredimail.

Hotmail works great with either OE or Incredimail. Do you know of any others?
 
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