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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by buck52, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. buck52

    buck52 Banned Thread Starter

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    Howdy

    Dad is going off in his camper for a couple of months so he bought a new cell phone and a package from Verizon, I think Mobile Office something similar to that, to connect to the net from his cell phone/laptop when he's at the top of a mountain or wherever. :)

    I installed everything for him and it actually works good..albeit slooooooow...

    The question is... He also has a cable account with someone ...not Verizon... When he's online with the cell and clicks on Outlook Express he can receive the mail from the cable account...I was not expecting this... but curiously he cannot send anything. Is this a simple configuration thingy that I should thought about before I sent him home which is 1000 miles away.

    I told him to just call the 800 number but he hates the phone almost as much as I do. :)

    Not a big deal...Had him setup a Yahoo mail account that works fine

    As much a curiousity thing as anything

    thanks for any thoughts

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  2. Fitz

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    Hi Buck,
    This may or may not help, but I've just been configuring my external webmail to be read on Outlook Express and, at first, I couldn't send messages out either until I changed the outgoing server name (the SMTP one) to the one used by the Internet Service Provider, not the webmail's outgoing mail server name. Now I can reply through Outlook Express to messages that were directed to my webmail. Hope this is clear.
     
  3. buck52

    buck52 Banned Thread Starter

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    Howdy Fitz

    Thanks... gota be something like that...may not be easy to talk Dad through it :)

    buck
     
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    I detect that you might be a little reluctant to get into any kind of detail that might be regarded in any way as techhie, but the setup procedure for setting up Outlook Express to receive webmail is mercifully straightforward
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Outlook express cannot repeat cannot receive webmail. It receives pop or imap, which are the industry standards for email

    Webmail means what it says: mail that is received by a webpage, not through a dedicated email program.

    Once you understand that little thing you will find it's easier to sort out your email problems.


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  6. Fitz

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    Hi Buck,
    I do apologise for the rather patronising tone adopted by what I have to admit is a fellow countryman (albeit from Essex), but I can assure you that webmail can be received and sent from Outlook Express in the manner that I have described. It's usually described as POP3.
     
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    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Fitz

    You obviously either don't read or don't understand about email.

    Webmail cannot be received by Outlook Express.

    Webmail is what is says, a method of picking up your email from a website, without having to use an email client, only using a web browser.

    Many email providers use pop3 as their default method of transmission. This is picked up by an email client like OE

    Some only allow mail to be picked up this way and do not provide a web based interface.

    Some however realise that people move around and don't want to go the bother of configuring OE on a strange computer or for those people who use office computers or cyber cafes, for this reason web mail was introduced by some providers and allows use of your pop3 mail box but via a web interface.

    Some providers have provided just a web based interface that is not useable in OE or only useable if you pay a supplement to have it transferred to a pop3 server.

    Hotmail is a classic point. It is intended to be a web based email service. It can be picked up by OE but not by other email clients like Netscape.

    Yahoo is now only web based unless you pay a hefty fee to set up a pop3 box on your account

    Hope this makes it clearer to you


    To Buck

    your father can pick up any messages via pop3 on his OE from all providers. He can only send from the provider he is connected to the internet with.

    So if he is travelling and using verizon as a method of connecting to the internet, then he shoulkd have all of his email accounts in OE set up to use verizon as his smtp or outgoing server.



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  8. buck52

    buck52 Banned Thread Starter

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    If I'm understanding correct...
    He would have to set up an email account with Verizon and them configure OE to it...
    if so I'll tell him to just keep the Yahoo web based account he already has while he's traveling

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  9. Fitz

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    Buck,
    That should work out fine. The Yahoo account will be available wherever he can access the internet.
     
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