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[SOLVED] Outlook Express - incoming mail problem

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Fireblast, Feb 12, 2002.

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  1. Fireblast

    Fireblast Thread Starter

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    Hi, Just recently my Incoming Mail default set up has changed from "pop.ntlworld.com" to "local host" whenever I start up my system. I have a 2 PC network, using TCP/IP. I would appreciate knowing how to amend/delete whatever is causing the change. I can reset to "pop.ntlworld.com" once the pc is up and running, but it always boots up to "local host". Regards,
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    What is your Antivirus program? Some programs scan emails and can change the server name. It may be that which is causing the problem. Also, what is your OS and version of Express?

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. Fireblast

    Fireblast Thread Starter

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    Hi Eddie,
    I use PcCillin 2000, and have W98SE for my OS. Outlook Express is 5.50.4522.1800IC. I will have a look at my anti virus options/preferences. I have only had PcCillin for a short while.
    Regards.
    Paul
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    When you got PCillin, was this when the problems started? It does email scanning, so you can try a quick test and disable it and see if the POP changes. Don't open any mail though.
    If it dosen't change, there's the problem. If it does, its not that.

    eddie
     
  5. Fireblast

    Fireblast Thread Starter

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    eddie,
    Thanks for the help. Disabling the POP3 checker in my virus checker meant that my mail defaults were retained when I started my system. It does appear that my problems started at about the same time as I got PCCillin 2000. I'll look at disconnecting the network when I'm on-line.
    Regards,
    Paul
     
  6. demonloop

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    pc cillin let 4 viruses into my system in two weeks - food for thought esp. if your networking too
     
  7. Fireblast

    Fireblast Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I can see I'll have to be careful managing my anti virus checker. Defence in depth is best, which is why I use Zone Alarm as well. Thank you for your help.
    Regards,
    Paul
     
  8. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    ZoneAlarm is no good for viruses, it just stops people getting in, and stuff getting out.

    Do you have the virus program disconnected? You can disable it when you are sending some mail, but make sure you scan ALL mail and you enable it after you have sent stuff.

    Also, have a read of this. Just say NO to the Install of the language stuff:

    http://www.trendmicro.com.hk/html-pccillin/faq_e.htm#Q4

    Regards

    eddie
     
  9. Fireblast

    Fireblast Thread Starter

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    Thank you for the POP3 update patch. I think I am sorted out now.

    Have a nice day.
    Regards,
    Paul
     
  10. demonloop

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    good man
     
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