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Problem with checking email on 2 of 3 networked Computers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by AngieA....., Oct 27, 2004.

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  1. AngieA.....

    AngieA..... Thread Starter

    Oct 27, 2004
    :confused: OK here goes. I can only hope this makes sense. I started work for this small company a few weeks ago and they have multiple PC problems. The PC's are sorta networked together. They can all use the same printer and DSL connection, but that is about it. As far as the internet connection goes, there is a great deal of trouble accessing email through outlook express (by the way all are Win XP). The same computer can pretty much always access Outlook, the others are rather chancey. To make things even more confusing no one id really sure which computer they are all networked through. Any ideas????????????
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I suggest you start by finding out how the network is connected. It's shooting in the dark to debug when we have no idea what equipment you have or how it's configured.
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    Going to make some assumptions based on the limited information provided so far.

    The computers can:

    1. Access a local, shared, printer. So the LAN part seems to be configured correctly.

    2. Access the Internet. So things like the Winsock entries are ok.

    But the primary problem stated is with E-Mail

    1. Which e-mail program are you using, Outlook or Outlook Express. Both are mentioned.

    2. How are the different computers configured for e-mail. In particular, what are the POP and SMTP servers. Also double check the user id and password. Some ISP's just want the user name. Others want the full e-mail address entered there.
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