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I am trying set up windows mail. In mail properties, connections its asks 'type the Internet address to connect to' and 'destination name'. Where would i get this information from?

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  • syescas Aug 29, 2008

    if your to lazy to figure out a lil problem why ask your assistance with a big problem. Thanks anyways

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Hi,

To my knowledge, Windows Mail has been upgraded with a more full-featured free downloadable application, Windows Live Mail integrates with Windows Live Contacts. Perhaps you may want to upgrade even before configuring Windows Mail for initial use.

Should you still want to use Windows Mail, configuration and setup wold be relatively easy by following Microsoft's tutorial/demo in video format here.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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I'm way too lazy to figure out how windows mail works, but the Internet tells me how.

http://email.about.com/od/windowsmailtips/Windows_Mail_Tips_Tricks_and_Secrets.htm

I think you're looking for your ISP's instructions, normally mail.isp.com or whatever. The above referenced link has tips on how to connect to even the public mail servers, so maybe you can use it.

Carl, and get a real mail client like Eudora :-)

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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    Carl Navarro Sep 02, 2008

    Syescas, I always figure free advice is worth every penny you pay for it. You needed a suggestion to make Windows Mail work, a program that, apparently, Microsoft doesn't support and that not many people use. I suggested that I was way too lazy to install it on my machine and play with it, but I did go out and find a site that had full interface instructions for getting most mail from ISP's.



    The last time I checked, I didn't come here to be your personal problem solver, big or little. I just offered you a source for a solution. Either accept it or reject it as helpful and move on. Whether you'd "use me" as a source to solve a big problem is immaterial, because you'd never get that opportunity.



    Understood?



    Carl

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You need to type in the address you want to set up.

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  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 29, 2008

    You must have received the email account from your Internet provider,

    Check


    Setting Up Windows Mail


  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 29, 2008

    You need to get the mail from a company, usually the one that provides your internet service. You will also need to know server detail. Also this information is provided by your internet company.

    Call Internet provider (company that gives you the internet) customer service number and ask mail server details.

    More tutorials:


    Set Up Windows (Vista) Mail

    Windows Mail Setup Guide



  • Ginko
    Ginko Aug 29, 2008

    We are not lazy in solving your lil problem, we gave the solution, it is just that you do not want to understand it.

    You need to get this information from the mail provider, that often it is also your internet provider.

    When you are asked the Internet address to connect to. In the box labeled Internet address
    enter IP address provided in e-mail by company that is hosting your email. In the box labeled Destination
    name enter the name provided

    You need to call the company that provided you the email to find the information

    If you give us the email address you are setting up on Windows Mail we can try finding contact to your service provider to get information.

    See for example here for skype mail.

    Regards


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1. Please make sure that the printer works when connected directly to the computer.
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f. Click on OK and then Close. Exit out of all the Windows.

5. Ping the print server.

a. Click on Start and then Run. Type cmd and hit OK.
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c. If it gives request timed out or destination net unreachable, please turn off both print server and computer. Wait for few minutes, then turn it on again. You can also try holding the reset of the device. Then repeat steb 5.b.

6. If you are able to get replies, you may now open Internet Explorer and type 192.168.0.102 on the address field.
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8. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup tab and we need to set the same SSID as your router.
9. Please also select the appropriate Wireless Security and type the network key or wireless password from the router. Then click on Apply to save the settings.
10. When you get back to the page, click Print Server settings.
11. Check Change to and set the following:

IP address: 192.168.1.200 (It should be on the same range as the router. e.g. 192.168.1.2 for the computer and 192.168.1.1 for the router). This will be the print server's IP address.
IP mask: 255.255.255.0

12. Click Apply to save the settings. We will get a Page cannot be displayed.
13. Set the IP address of the computer back to dynamic.

For Windows 2000 and XP:

a. Please click on Start, select Settings and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on the Network Connections icon.
c. Right click on Local Area Connection and click on Properties.
d. Scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties.
e. Select the option Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically.
f. Then click on OK.

For Windows 98 and ME:

a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
b. Double-click Network then select TCP/IP for the Ethernet adapter. Then click on Properties.
c. Go to IP address tab and select Obtain an IP address automatically.
d. Click on the Gateway tab and delete the numbers under the Installed Gateway.
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a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
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c. Right click the printer icon and go to Properties.
d. Click Port Tab and click Add Port.
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1. Please make sure that the printer works when connected directly to the computer.
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a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
b. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
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3. Please connect a computer to the print server. At this time, the router is not connected. The printer should be connected to USB1. The power, LAN port and LPT1 should be lit.

4. Assign static IP address to the computer.

a. Click on Start and right click on Control Panel.
b. When the Control Panel window opens, double click Network Connections.
c. Right click on Local Area Connection, then click Properties. When the Local Area Connection Properties window appears, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then hit Properties button.
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IP: 192.168.0.50
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Note: Leave the default gateway and DNS addresses blank.

f. Click on OK and then Close. Exit out of all the Windows.

5. Ping the print server.

a. Click on Start and then Run. Type cmd and hit OK.
b. On the DOS prompt, type ping 192.168.0.102. This should give four responses.
c. If it gives request timed out or destination net unreachable, please turn off both print server and computer. Wait for few minutes, then turn it on again. You can also try holding the reset of the device. Then repeat steb 5.b.

6. If you are able to get replies, you may now open Internet Explorer and type 192.168.0.102 on the address field.
7. After hitting go or enter on the address field, it will ask for a login. (Please type in admin for Username and password for Password).
8. Click on Wireless Settings under Setup tab and we need to set the same SSID as your router.
9. Please also select the appropriate Wireless Security and type the network key or wireless password from the router. Then click on Apply to save the settings.
10. When you get back to the page, click Print Server settings.
11. Check Change to and set the following:

IP address: 192.168.1.200 (It should be on the same range as the router. e.g. 192.168.1.2 for the computer and 192.168.1.1 for the router). This will be the print server's IP address.
IP mask: 255.255.255.0

12. Click Apply to save the settings. We will get a Page cannot be displayed.
13. Set the IP address of the computer back to dynamic.

For Windows 2000 and XP:

a. Please click on Start, select Settings and then Control Panel.
b. Double click on the Network Connections icon.
c. Right click on Local Area Connection and click on Properties.
d. Scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties.
e. Select the option Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically.
f. Then click on OK.

For Windows 98 and ME:

a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
b. Double-click Network then select TCP/IP for the Ethernet adapter. Then click on Properties.
c. Go to IP address tab and select Obtain an IP address automatically.
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14. To set up a TCP/IP port to the computer, please follow these steps:

a. Please click on Start, then Settings, and then Control Panel.
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c. Right click the printer icon and go to Properties.
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15. Check if you can print through the print server.
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Cant get my emails?!!!


The default name server due to interaction with the NAT firewall feature of the router cannot resolve simple names such as ?mail?. There is a workaround for this: First, verify that the mail client is set up with simple server names. To view the server names entered into Outlook Express, click on "Tools", "Accounts". Highlight the mail account and click on "Properties". Click on the "Servers" tab. Under "Server Information", there are two fields called "Incoming mail" and "Outgoing mail". If these are simple names like "Mail" and not something like "pop.myisp.mail.com" then use this work around. Second, make sure that the TCP/IP settings are configured to obtain an IP address automatically. In Windows 2000 also make sure that the TCP/IP settings are also configured for Obtain DNS server address automatically. Replace the mail server names with the mail server IP addresses. There are a couple ways this information can be obtained. Contacting the ISP and asking is one possible way. The other way is to reconnect the original computer to the modem. Make sure the computer is restarted or that the IP configuration is released and renewed and that the computer has obtained an IP address from the ISP. Open a "COMMAND" window by typing "CMD" in the run dialog box located in the "Start" menu. At the command prompt, type "PING MAIL" where "mail" is the simple name of the incoming mail server. The ISP server will return an IP address for the mail server. Record this address. Do the same for the outgoing mail server (if different): type "PING MAIL" where "mail" is the simple name of the outgoing mail server. Open the mail client (Outlook Express, etc.). For Outlook Express, click on "Tools", "Accounts". Highlight the mail account and click on "Properties". Click on the "Servers" tab. Under "Server Information", there are two fields called "Incoming mail" and "Outgoing mail". Enter the incoming and outgoing mail server IP addresses into these fields. Click "Apply". Close the window and test the mail by sending an e-mail to the mailbox. (Send an E-mail to yourself. This will test the incoming and outgoing mail all at once)

Feb 16, 2006 | Belkin (F5D5230-4) Router

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