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Outlook Express - default problems in accessing incoming mail

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Soroti, Oct 28, 2006.

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  1. Soroti

    Soroti Thread Starter

    Sep 5, 2006
    I have an irritating problem with Outlook Express in that it won't collect mail from my BT Internet account without manual interference . The problem is that when I input the name of the server for incoming mail i.e. mail.btinternet.com it won't stay there and everytime that I close and re-open my PC this reverts to a numeric "name" which BT obviously wont accept ( The same number appears for my Supanet mail which happily gets delivered . Every day I have to re-enter the mail.btinternet.com hit the "apply" button and OK ( on the "Servers" panel ( Tools/Accounts/Properties/Servers) and while I'm cionnected , the mail comes through OK .

    Somewhere there is an overriding default problem but how do I get the system to accept my instructions on a permanent basis ??
  2. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
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  3. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
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