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E-mail error

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by xnoceda, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. xnoceda

    xnoceda Thread Starter

    Sep 3, 2004
    I just had my computer wiped out and now when I try to get my outlook express to check my e-mail.It tell's me mail.comcast.net and the server local host protocol pop3.Something I believe i had this problem before I use windows xp.
  2. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hi, If you had everything redone...as in formatted> you will have to make your accounts in Outlook Express, (type in the webmail in and out addresses). This is for your ISP email...you can also get other email from 3rd party programs to work with Outlook.

    1.Open Outlook Express
    2.Go To Tools
    4.Mail Tab
    5.Highlight Your account (by clicking once)
    6.To the right of that click on properties.
    7.Click the Servers Tab
    8.Change incoming Mail POP3 to pop.(your server)9.Change outgoing mail SMTP to smtp.(your server)10.Click Apply
    11.Click close
    12.Close Outlook Express
    13.Reopen Outlook express and Check Mail

    http://faq.comcast.net/faq/answer.jsp?name=17686&cat=Email&subcategory=Outlook Express

    Comcast support should be able to help you? There are many users of Comcast that frequent this forum so someone may be able to help you here, too.

    Be sure you visit Windows Updates and get completely updated... this includes Outlook Express. You will have to do XP SP1 before you can get SP2... though you can delay on SP2 and indeed you should until all your programs are ready.

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