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Receiving email through Outlook AND the web

When someone set up my computer (Dell), they set it up using Outlook as the default program for me to get my email, which is fine. However, I have a Comcast Cable email address and when I am out of town and want to check my email via the internet ( my in box has always been empty. Is there a way for me to set it up so I can receive email in Outlook from my home computer but also check it from the Comcast site when I am not? Thanks in advance for your help!

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    I have not set up an e-mail account. How do I do this?



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This should be what you're looking for:

If memory serves me correct, you will use the "POP3" setting.

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If you use an application on your desktop, then set it to be the default email client. If not, and you only use web-based email, then copy/paste to your email client instead of clicking submit.

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If you are trying to send or receive an email in Microsoft Outlook and the password doesn't work, you can check a number of different things. Microsoft Outlook validates your email account with your email provider using various settings. Once it has validated your settings, it will send or receive email. It is not only useful to set up your email correctly but essential if you wish to use Microsoft Outlook.

Gather all of the email settings for your email account. These will be located on your email provider's website in an FAQ or support section. If in doubt contact your email provider to provide all of the settings. Look for any of the following terms: POP, SMTP, IMAP, SSL, SPA, server, and port number. Make a note of all of these. Determine when the problem exists. Check if the problem occurs when sending an email, receiving an email, or both. If the password error only happens with either sending or receiving, this narrows down the source of the problem. Click "Start," type "Outlook" and press "Enter" to open Microsoft Outlook. Click "File > Info > Account Settings." Select your email account and click "Change." Click the "Incoming mail server" field, if your error was when receiving email but not sending. Enter the full "incoming mail server" address as provided by your email provider. If your email is "IMAP" then change the "Account Type" to display "IMAP." Click "More Settings > Advanced." Make sure that the incoming server "Port" number is the same as your email provider stipulates. If your provider requires SSL, then click "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)." Click "OK." Click the "Outgoing mail server" field, if your error was when sending email. Enter the full outgoing server address. Click "More Settings > Advanced." Make sure the "Outgoing server" port is correctly set. If your email provider requires encryption, then select the correct type from the drop-down menu. Click "OK." Click the "password" field and make sure you have entered the correct password. If your mail provider requires "SPA," then click the "Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)" to enable it. Click "Next" and then "Finish." Your password should now work. Hope it helps.

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Follow the below mentioned steps to set Outlook as your default email client.

Steps for Windows 7 and Vista -

- Click Start and in Start search box type 'default programs'.
- In Search results, click default programs under Programs.
- Now click on 'Set your default programs' and highlight Microsoft Outlook.
- Click on 'Set this program as default' and click OK.

Steps for Windows XP and earlier platforms -

- Start Internet Explorer. Select Tools -> Internet Option -> Programs tab.
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2) Go to ("Default programs" if You have windows 7 and vista) and ("set programs access and default" if you have Xp)
3) On windows 7 and vista. Click on "Set Default Programs" then choose you email provider ""yahoo, windos mail, or Outlook."
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It depends on what you need; if you want a general tutorial on email, try:
If you just want simple, web based email, go to: and follow the instructions
If you need a mail program. A very easy to use email program is Windows Live. Go to:, click on "download and follow the instructions. Once you install the program and start it the first time, it will ask you for your email address and password. The rest is easy.
If you need instructions for a specific program, ie. Outlook or Outlook Express, resubmit the question and mention the specific program.

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It sounds like you are trying to click on a hyperlink to email someone, like at a website. These hyperlinks are programmed to open an email client like Outlook, or Outlook Express and open a new mail message with the email address line populated.

If you are using a WEB based email like Yahoo, Hotmail and the like, then the hyperlink will not work, and you get the error you describe. Generally it isn't worth the time and effort to setup an email client if that is the only reason you are doing it.

SO, generally, I just open my email, then type the email address of the hyperlink ( for example)

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