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Outlook express incoming mail server

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by danger_man, May 5, 2006.

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  1. danger_man

    danger_man Thread Starter

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    im trying to set my tesco internet acount up using out look i have all of the settings correct but when ive turned my computer off and then come back to it the incoming mail server has changed from mail.tesco.net to a number somthing like 127.1.1.0 so every time i go into out look the server has changed and it wont recive any new email i have contacted tesco but there taking ages to respond so i thought id ask on here

    thanks danger man
     
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi danger_man and welcome to TSG.

    By any chance is the address being reset to exactly 127.0.0.1 and not 127.1.1.0? If so, are you running any anti-virus software?

    127.0.0.1 is the proxy localhost address used by some anti virus applications for scanning messages:

    http://antivirus.about.com/library/weekly/aa031401b.htm
     
  3. danger_man

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    yes that is the number i am also running mcafee internet security 2006 how i solve this prblem
     
  4. cwwozniak

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    I am sorry to say that I am not familiar with Mcaffee products and would not know where to start. :(

    Hopefully someone else on TSG may be able to help you get Outlook working with Mcafee. In the mean time, it might not hurt for you to list what version of Outlook you are using and what version of Windows you are running.
     
  5. kalisun

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    Open McAfee and look for the personal firewall, then you'll want to open that up and there should be a program listing that shows what programs are "allowed" access to the Internet and which ones are "blocked". Look in that list for Outlook Express and set it to "Allow All" or "Always Permit" or somethng to that effect...then save and close and try it...

    hope this helped!
     
  6. danger_man

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    i am using out look express 6 and running windows xp home edition
     
  7. danger_man

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    ive tried the firewall settings andsame thing happens
     
  8. ihatemyjob

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    Disable email scanning within your anti-virus software, this will fix problem. It's trying to scan your email *before* it's been downloaded, I see this problem fairly often in my line of work, where the incoming email server is changed to the local host (127.0.0.1).
     
  9. danger_man

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    thank you very much this has solved my problem
     
  10. ihatemyjob

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    No problem :)
     
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