Can't get email from some people

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Aug 22, 2002
What would be some reasons why I can't get email from an individual? I don't have this person blocked in any way that I can see. I am able to send this person email. We're both using MSN hotmail. However, I get email from this same person if she sends it to my yahoo address.

I also know someone else who is experiencing this problem...mail can go one way, but not the other. So if you can figure this out, you'll be solving the problem for more than one person.

Thanks in advance.
Apr 7, 2000
Hotmail with Outlook Express

A recently added feature of Outlook Express ( it's included in version 6, which comes with
Windows XP or it can be downloaded seperatly ) is the ability to read your Hotmail messages.
This gives you an easier to use and nicer way to compose and read messages, compared to
accessing Hotmail through a browser. If you are familiar with the features of Outlook Express
for reading regular POP3 email, you will really appreciate having the same format and tools for
using Hotmail.

To set up a Hotmail account with Outlook Express, first open it from the Start Menu. If this
is the first time you are opening OE, you will automatically find yourself in the new account
wizard. If you have already been using OE, and you want to add a Hotmail account, click the
Tools menu, then click "Accounts..." Click the Add button, then choose "Mail..." Enter a
display name for you to use to reference the account, then click Next. Then enter in your
Hotmail email address and click Next. Make sure that your email server is HTTP, and your
provider is Hotmail, and click Next. Verify your email address, and enter your password
(optional). if you leave the password field blank, you will be prompted for it each time you
open Hotmail in OE. Click Next, then Finish to complete the setup. You may be prompted to
download the folders from Hotmail; choose Yes to be able to read your Hotmail email now.

OE will not really download your messages - instead it synchronizes them with the Hotmail web
server. This can actually be convenient if you switch back and forth between using OE and using
Hotmail from a browser. If you receive many messages, or have a really slow network connection,
you may want to change your synchronization settings. Right-click the Inbox (or any folder),
and hold the mouse cursor over "Synchronization Settings," then click "Headers Only." This
means that only the title of the messages will be downloaded into OE, and the message itself
won't be downloaded until you open it. This is also handy for SPAM, which you can delete
without opening it.

You can now use Outlook Express for Hotmail in all the same ways that you use it for your
regular POP3 email, including creating new folders, moving messages to different folders,
contacts/address book, receipts, signatures, etc. Once you have OE set up for Hotmail, you can
send a blank email message to [email protected], and you will receive an automatic response
back from Microsoft with some useful information about using Hotmail with Outlook Express.
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