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When I go to Outlook Express for my email the window comes up but I cannot click on anything other than the red x box.There is a timer symbol instead of the usual mouse pointer.

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Go ro your control panel and open the mail icon. Delete any existing profile and restart outlook. After that you will need to set your account back up.

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How to download outlook express to send mails


You can't really download Outlook Express as it is part of Windows XP.
If it is not there, you can add it though the Add/Remove Programs option in the Control Panel. Select the Windows Components icon in the left-hand pane.

In Vista Outlook Express is replaced by Windows Mail, and in Windows 7 there is no email program, but you can download Windows Live Mail.

Oct 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Unable to use Outlook Express as my main default email..all my emails addressed to geoffrey@scholes1129.fsnet.co.uk are now accessed via Orange web mail.whereas previously all my emails came by Outlook...


help and technical support how to set up Outlook 2003 to access Orange email Article ID: kb3529 Which version of Outlook am I using?
There are a number of versions of Microsoft Outlook available. These instructions provide a step by step guide to setting up Outlook 2003, however if you use a different version, the instructions can be adapted using the settings section.
If you're unsure which version of Outlook you are using, click on Help and select About Microsoft Office Outlook.
open the Outlook 2003 options panel
From Outlook 2003, click on the Tools menu and select Options.

Tip: If you are unable to see Options click on the double arrow at the bottom to expand the list.
set up an email account
  • from the Options panel, select the Mail Setup tab
  • in the 'email account field' click on Email Accounts
choose the option Add a new email account and click on Next
outlook03addnew.gif
Choose the option POP3 and click on Next


from the 'Email Settings' field, enter the information below:
Once entered, click on More Settings

Internet email receive a message with the subject 'Microsoft Office Outlook Test Message' from yourself, demonstrating that you are now able to send and receive emails using Outlook 2003.
For more info check the link below
http://help.orange.co.uk/resultDisplay.do?gotoLink=221&docType=1006&contextId=843:221.247,168.217&docPropValue=kb3529&clusterName=DefaultCluster&contentId=5f4e52e7-ddc0-41b2-9417-c71b96daea1f&responseId=7fc004a3f2245237:100ebec:11981924106:6059&groupId=1&answerGroup=1&score=937&page=http://ESERVER_d850d292-3b68-4bd3-ab4f-99fc164b3c25.xhtml&result=0&excerpt=Microsoft+Outlook,+Outlook&resultType=5002#Goto221


I hope this helps
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Computerrep

Apr 24, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Email Do's and Don'ts Outlook Express VS Webmail


If you are like most people, you use your Internet Provider's email client.
Most of these are based on the pop3 system.

While it is handy and convenient to have this locally based Email client on your PC, it also introduces a dangerous new element to your personal safety.

By default, your Outlook Express client is set up to automatically view every mail in a preview pane. This feature used to be handy years ago when we didn't have to worry so much about spam and malware. Unfortunately, in the post y2k era Email has become a leading cause of virus proliferation and infection.

Many spam or malware emails can not only infect your PC, but also hijack your contacts list and email itself to all of your friends. Some of these fraudulent email attachments can even hijack your browser, forcing it to make your homepage anything they choose.

If you choose to continue using this windows based email client, you should make a few changes to prevent an email from loading without your permission. The easiest and most advisable fix is this.

Click the toolbar item named (View) then click layout and un-check (Show Preview Pane). Now when you just happen to have an email highlighted it will not show the contents of that particular email in a preview pane. This protects your privacy, should someone happen to be looking over your shoulder, and also prevents you from accidentally loading an email you hadn't intended to read. Spam artists and malware creators depend heavily on the preview pane to spread their poison because when the email loads it can also open html code, flash script, css code as well as some java applets. Gone are the days when you only had to worry about opening attachments to get infected, and NO you should never click on any attachment sent to you by a stranger. Never accept attachments from strangers.

The Block Feature

When you get an email from someone you don't know, or if you continue to receive unwanted or spam email from someone, you can simply choose to block them. You can do this by clicking once on the email you don't want to see again and click on the (message) button on your toolbar, then click block. This simple trick will not only prevent a repeat of that same email, but will effectively block any future emails from that particular sender permanently.

Filtering

With outlook express you can filter your email so that any email from a certain party can be redirected to a different folder of your choosing.
After all, we dont want letters from our loved ones being immediately accessible with a single click. We do this with a handy tool called (Message Rules). First, you will need to create a folder with a name that fits the particular person or type of email you want to filter.

We do this by right clicking the (Local Folders) tab, then click (New Folder), name it and you are done. Then click an email like the one you want to have sent to this new folder then click (Message) on your toolbar and choose (Create Rule From Message). In the dialog box that opens you will see a vast amount of options detailing what you can do with this particular email, but for simplicities sake, we will simply choose, in Box 1.(Where The From Line Contains People), then click in Box 2.(Move It To The Specified Folder), In Box 3. click the highlighted blue text saying (Specified) choose the new folder as the one to send this and all other Emails sent by this person to and click ok on both boxes.

Now lets test this NEW message rule.
On the Toolbar, click Tools then click message rules, then choose mail.
When the new window opens, choose, the mail rules tab, then click (Apply Now). when the New window opens always choose (Select All) just in case you miss any new emails, and click apply now.

If all went well, you will see the emails from the sender you selected disappear from your inbox window then reappear in the folder of your choice. Sometimes a sender will use several addresses from the same domain, so you will need to repeat these steps to include them in your message rule.

You may have noticed when reading your message rules Box 1 a list of options for what type of identifiers to use when filtering emails, as well as the other options for how to deal with certain types of emails in Box 2.
These 2 boxes open a whole realm of possibilities for you to not only filter spam, but to also delete junk email automatically. Use this feature cautiously since some preferred emails use key words that can fall in your criteria of delete, move etc.

Saving Email Locally or on the Server.

Many of you have been faced with the dreaded prospect of sending your PC to a shop for repair or Virus removal only to learn after the fact that everything on your computer was completely wiped out.
What this means to you is that, not only have all of your songs, favorites and preferences been deleted, but your Outlook Express Emails have also been deleted. This need never happen if you follow these simple steps.

1.Click the word, Tools on your Toolbar then click Accounts.
2.Click your account name then click Properties
3.In the properties window, click Advanced.
4.Now click the box named (Leave A Copy Of Messages on Server)

The other options listed are a matter of your personal choice, so read them carefully.

What this does for you is prevent you from losing your emails due to a hard drive crash etc.

Now for Method 2

If you already have emails saved in Outlook Express, and you wish to save them on a more permanent basis, you can simply copy them all to a new folder of your choosing, and this can even include a flash drive or external hard drive backup.

First create a folder of your choosing in whatever place you wish to store these messages and name it whatever you want.
Now go to Outlook Express and click any email in the folder your chosen emails happen to be in. Now go to the toolbar and click edit, then click select all. Now drag and drop the entire highlighted blue emails to your new folder and all of the emails you selected will be saved there.

To restore these emails back to your Outlook Express client, just open the inbox, then open your new folder and select all the emails as before, drag and drop them to your inbox and they will appear exactly as they did originally.

My Method

I chose, long ago to stop using my local POP3 email simply because these problems listed above occur quite frequently. I chose instead to use Juno, Netzero and several other Webmail based accounts and I will list my reasons below.

1.I have a New Internet provider which means I have to send a notification to all my friends about the fact that my old email address is no longer valid.
2.Somebody put my email address in their address book and now I am getting chain letters and spam, and now I have to filter everything on a daily basis.
3.My outlook express client has crashed and I can no longer read my emails
4.Microsoft Messenger now loads every time I start windows, and I don't use it, but have trouble making it go away for good.
5.I have to set my email up all over again when I get a new PC

These few listed reasons can give you a little insight into what you can expect from Outlook Express as well as many other Microsoft programs which load memory stealing applications you may never use.

My solution, as noted above is to always use Webmail instead. The benefits are much better as well and I will list them here.

1.Automatic Spam Filtering is included with almost every Webmail client.
In my opinion Juno and Netzero are the best at this.

2.You never lose your Email address, unless for some reason you don't use your email for more than 6 months. With a local provider, you fail to pay for a month and you lose all of that anyway.

3.You can check your email anytime, anywhere, on any internet connection.

4.Most Webmail providers allow you to ADD your local ISP's POP3 email to your webmail which means you can not only check all of your emails, but you have them permanently stored in a safe, secure place.

5.You can forward anything in your Outlook Express inbox to your webmail address to make a permanent copy of emails you don't want to lose.

6.You may have as many Email Addresses as you want, unlike your local provider who will only allow a maximum of 1 to 3 accounts for free.

7.I never have to set up my email again, simply because I got a new PC

With this information, hopefully you will have enough information to safeguard your account, as well as see some choices you may not have known existed.

Happy Hunting!
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Bob S.

on Mar 31, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Need to change e-mail server in my pop up for outlook express on my presario SR1403WM


Who is your email service provider? it's easy to change the email server settings.

Outlook Express 5/6
1. Open Outlook Express
2. Click on "Tools"
3. Click on "Accounts"
4. Click on "Mail" Tab
5. Click your existing Email account and click on "Properties"
6. On the pop-up window click on "Servers" tab
7. You can change the pop server that you have there
8. Press ok, then close then close and open Outlook express

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How do you down load email addresses from your computer, to install on a new computer?


I have put details of copying over addresses and the emails for both Outlook express and Outlook.Hope this helps.

Outlook Express
In Outlook Express, select File --> Export and select Address book. I recommend that you use a comma-separated values (CSV) format as it's more portable and can be recovered if something happens since it's just a basic text file. Copy that onto the new computer, choose File --> Import, and select the CSV file. That should do it!
Backing up email is more difficult, however.
Here's the basic process in Outlook Express: Under Tools --> Options, click the "maintenance" tab. This will tell you where your email is stored. Now copy all of those files onto your new computer (if you make a CDROM you'll have a nice permanent backup too) and then put them in the exact same folder on the new system (while you aren't running Outlook Express). Restart the app and you should have all your mailboxes intact.
Outlook does have an appropriate archive/restore function too, if you want to try that instead. Under File, select Import/Export. Select "export to a file," then select the mailbox that you want to back up. If your mailboxes are like mine, this will produce a fairly large file, depending on the size of your mailbox. Copy these exported files onto the new computer, then use File --> Import/Export --> Import from a file and you should have the mailboxes on your new system.
Outlook
You'll have to export the Address Book from the computer then import it into Outlook on the new computer
1) On your desktop click File --> Export --> Address Book
2) Select the Comma Seperated Values (Windows) as your output format
3) Select the folder you want to export - in this case Contacts
4) Type a name for your file - example: addresses
5) Be sure there is a checkmark next to Export then click Finish
This is the important part: You'll need to copy or save the file to a flash drive or floppy. Alternatively, you can email the file to yourself or burn on CD if you don't have a floppy or flash drive available. Either way the file needs to be transfered to your new laptop.
1) On your laptop open Outlook and click File --> Import --> Import from another file or program (this varies depending on your version of Outlook)
2) Select Comma Seperated Values (Windows) - the same option you selected when you exported
3) Click Browse to retrieve the file you exported
4) Choose either replace, not to duplicate or duplicate under the options menu
5) Select destination folder - since this is your address book you would click Contacts
6) Be sure there is a checkmark next to Import then click Finish

Oct 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

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In receiving email) get a red x in a small box -


Right click on the little red x and choose "show picture".
If that doesn't work, Outlook is blocking viewing of the picture.

Mar 11, 2009 | Dell Optiplex 755 Desktop Desktop Computer...

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I have outlook Express 6, when I try to delete any messages in the in box it will not let me. I hit delete and it will not delete. When I try to move it to a folder it says error occured. I need to...


Try removing Outlook Express and reinstalling it. Go to control panel, select add remove programs, then add remove windows components. Uncheck the Outlook Express box and restart. The system once rebooted will boot wwithout outlook express. Then go back and recheck the box, reboot and this will reinstall outlook express. That should fix the problem.

Make note that unless you backup your email you are going to lose all emails you do not back up so I recommend a backup first.

Let me know how it works out.

Nov 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Connecting my email to outlook express


Hi
Outlook Express doesn't accept web based email anymore.

I recommend Outlook 2007. You will also need to install the outlook connector to be able to do it.

Right now Outlook supports Hotmail web email addresses only.

In Outlook click on TOOLS and then ACCOUNT SETTINGS.
Click on NEW and choose the Microsoft Exchange,POP3, IMAP or HTTP.
Then just follow the On-Screen Instructions.
Don't tick the box where it says Manually configure server settings

cheers

Nov 06, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Windows Mail


Hi, this fix was on a website I found & may help..

This problem happens because your version of Outlook Express is set up to use Secure Socket Layer (SSL), which your ISP does not use.
To fix this problem, open Outlook Express, and click:
- Tools
- Accounts
- Then click on your connection and click Properties
- Then click Advanced
- On this screen remove the checks from the boxes This server requires a secure connection for both Outgoing mail (SMTP) and Incoming mail (POP3).
You may have to play with the settings a bit to suit your setup.
Rgds,

Apr 29, 2008 | Acer Veriton 5100 PC Desktop

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