Problems reading Hotmail with OE6

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eduhalt

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Hi, I can't read my hotmail account using Outlook Express 6. Now I'm 2 months with this problem. I didn't have problems before. I can use my hotmail account with iexplore but I like to save my mails in disk. I've tried to erase the hotmail account in OE6 and reinstalling it but I've allways the same problem.
After a while I receive this message:

No se puede sondear los mensajes nuevos en el servidor HTTP. Cuenta: 'Hotmail', Servidor: 'http://oe.msn.msnmail.hotmail.com/cgi-bin/hmdata', Protocolo: HTTPMail, Puerto: 0, Seguridad (SSL): No, Error de socket: 12019, Número de error: 0x80004005

I've WinXP, cable modem and no proxy server.

Can you helpme? Thanks in advance.
 
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My knowledge on this is quite limited, but this is what I think. Since you have a cable modem, your ISP's server must be using some proxy server through which you are connected to the net. It is very unlikely that he has give you a fixed global IP address.

So it may be that the proxy server there has some errors which OE can not work with. Have you contacted your ISP with this problem.

Secondly, is MSN Messenger running in the background while you try to check hotmail with OE? That has created lots of problems for me in the past.
 

eduhalt

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:) Thanks for answering. I was thinking nobody was going to do it.

I'm going to check if my cable prvider has instaled recently a proxy, because he has been my provider for the past two years and 2 or 3 months ago I didn't have this problem.

Messenger is running in the back.

C U
 

eduhalt

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I've talked with my cable providers and they toldme that they don't have a proxy.
I forgot to tell you before that I'm not able to read hotmail mails from Outlook XP either.

Thanks again for any other suggestion.
 
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I am sorry buddy, I have nothing more to offer on this because my knowledge is very limited on this topic. And I must also confess that I have never used Outlook XP.

But try to ensure that MSN Messenger is not running in the background. If it pops up automatically each time you start OE6, then I will send you an article on how to separate these bloody irritating siamese twins.
 

eduhalt

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Thanks, anyway.

I'll keep trying in other groups and if I get an answer that works for me, I'll post it here.

Please sendme the article about how to avoid having Messenger running in the background.

Thanks in advance.
 
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This tweak is used to remove MSN Instant Messenger functionality and integration from Outlook Express.

Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "Hide Messenger" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Outlook Express]
Value Name: Hide Messenger
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (2 = remove messenger)

Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
 
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