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Outlook account settings from XP harddrive only

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  1. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    i have a XP drive which had outlook on
    i can copy the PST file
    BUT how can I find out all the account settings

    its an NTLBusiness email address and nothing on the web

    The outlook - has a .srs file - which I believe is the account send/receive settings - but how can i read it to find out the
    pop
    smtp
    and also the ports and the SSL etc settings

    or a link to the
    NTL Business email settings for a @NTLBusiness.com account
    which is now virginmedia - but i cant find the details

    i know its
    pop(3).ntlbusiness.com
    and
    SMTP.ntlbusiness.com

    just nor sure of other settings
    OR
    if i can use
    imap

    thanks for any help
     
  2. Triple6

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    You could trying Exporting the settings from the old computer and importing them into the new one. You should be able to load the software hive on the new computer to get the required keys.

    Here's the key's you would want: http://www.wintips.org/backup-restore-outlook-account-settings/

    But if there is no email in the accounts webmail then I would suspect they had used POP, but switching to IMAP might be the way to go if the ISP/mail provider supports it and then all the email will be saved on the servers and accessible by their other devices.

    EDIT: Appears this is an old account that may only support POP.

    Also, if it's pre-2010 you could also grab their .NK2 file to bring over their nicknames/autocomplete entries.
     
  3. etaf

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    Thanks for that - looks useful info for future, as all i have now, is the harddrive from the XP PC , so i dont know how to look at the registry settings info on that harddrive from another PC.

    I tested the account today, and setup POP all OK , imap did not work :( :(
    basic pop settings, no encryption, no security and standard 110,25 ports
     
  4. Triple6

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  5. etaf

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    Thanks - I will have a look at that over next few days, for the future
     
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