pop3 info always dissapears

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Gino_CT

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I have a problem on my internet connection.

I am using Outlook Express 6, and almost every time I go to collect my mail, I have to re-type my "pop3" connection information and it has changed to "localhost", and also changed my account info.

Is this a windows problem or may I have a virus??
 

dvk01

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Are you using norton anti virus. that changes the pop to local host

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Gino_CT

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No I don't have Nortons running on my machine.

Could there be any other reason?
 

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What anti virus software are you using as it's normally an anti virus software that does this. it's something setting up a proxy on your machine to filter incoming mail before it's sent to your mailbox. It must be some program you have downloaded

if you post your settings that it has changed to blanking out your account name if you wish we can tell which program is doing this

other causes can be mailwasher or some pop up window stoppers

it's very rare that a virus changes your incoming mail settings

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What antivirus are you using? Several of them change your email settings. If you change it back, you may be defeating the AV protection. I would check with my AV vendor for a fix. You might find it under FAQ at their site.
 
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