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Error adding POP Outlook account to Mail

Q: Error adding POP Outlook account to Mail

Hello everyone,
I am trying to save my email messages from Outlook to the Mail program on my Mac Lion (OS X El Capitain). The problem is it won't let me use the POP protocole, only IMAP works. And I really need to use POP because I want to download my messages onto my computer instead of just viewing them from the server.

Strangely, when I try to add an account, it does it automatically in IMAP without letting me choose. But if I don't write the right info, it doesn't connect and on the next window then it lets me choose. So then I add all the info.
Incoming mail server: pop-mail.outlook.com
Outgoing mail server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
Password: I'm using the 2 step verification so I'm using an application password
And I do have POP protocole activated in Outlook...

Still it won't let me add the account. Il gives the error message: Impossible to verify the name or password of the account. If I try a couple more times, it finally manages to create the new account however all the info is missing about the servers and the ports. So I add the missing info manually and yet it still doesn't work.

Thank you for your help.

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A: Error adding POP Outlook account to Mail

Kagome15 said:

And I really need to use POP because I want to download my messages onto my computer instead of just viewing them from the server.Click to expand...

I suppose that's a limitation of the Mac email program. Try Thunderbird. On both Windows systems and Linux distributions I've saved IMAP messages to my computers. Never used a Mac, but I suspect that Thunderbird works equally well on it.

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I tried to remove and reinstall mail but the Store now says Reinstall and exits when I click on it

A:Error 0x8007054e when adding account to mail or calendar

I finally found a solution that worked for me. I just renamed the Folder C:\Users\[your User Name]\AppData\Local\Comms. After restarting the Mail App it creates a new one and now I can add accounts. And Calender and People apps work too. Hope this is helpful for someone.

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All instructions for adding an e-mail account to the mail app, say to go to Settings and click on accounts. When I click on Settings all I get is Change PC Settings, and there is no account option there.

A:Adding e-mail account to the mail app

Hello Ray,

The tutorial below can help show you how to add an email account to the Mail app.

Mail App - Add an Account in Windows 8.1

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I am trying to add several email accounts to 'Mail' in Windows 8.
So far I have successfully added Hotmail, and BT mail. I am now trying to add my 2 Virginmedia NTL accounts using the imap settings shown on the Virginmedia support site but neither of them install correctly...though they do work. The problem is the Folders list on the left hand side shows only Inbox, Flagged, Outbox and then for some very strange reason it lists (Gmail) Folders...see attachment Ntl account.doc.
I have tried deleting these folders but they come back after a few seconds.
I have also noticed that 'Mail' must keep details of additional accounts hidden away somewhere as whichever NTL account I create it always uses the first account name I ever entered...'Ntlworld' which was a typo...and all subsequent attempts to create this account have been spelt correctly.

Does anyone have an explanation for this strange behaviour.



A:Problem adding new account to 'Mail' in Windows 8

Outlook.com is very funky with regular email accounts. If you are totally frustrated you could install windows live mail and see if that works better. You need to pick up Windows live essentials and do it as a custom install and just check off Windows Live Mail

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How can I add my Spectrum e-mail to another e-mail account so I can view and delete old e-mails? A Microsoft tech said that I would have to purchase a Microsoft license to gain access. Is that true? How will the second e-mail recognize and accept my Spectrum user name and password ? Would I use webmail ?

Thank you for your time.


A:Adding current e-mail address to another account

I don't understand exactly you are wanting to do or why. Please explain.

The simplest way to view and delete Spectrum email is to simply login using their webmail.

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How can I add my Spectrum e-mail to another e-mail account so I can view and delete old e-mails? A Microsoft tech said that I would have to purchase a Microsoft license to gain access. Is that true? How will the second e-mail recognize and accept my Spectrum user name and password ? Would I use webmail ?

Thank you for your time.


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Hi, i'm trying to add my yahoo! mail account to thunderbird but not sure if i can... i read somewhere that you can only do it if you pay for the advanced version of yahoo mail, but then i ran across this site... http://webmail.mozdev.org/index.html

...only when i try to download the extension it automatically tries to install it into firefox, which of course does not work. Any ideas??

A:Adding a Yahoo! mail account to Thunderbird

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I have two outlook/Hotmail accounts. One I log into the PC with (which is pretty crappy by the way and is a huge hassle in Windows 10 IMO).
In the mail app, I was able to add the mailbox of the one I use, however I have a second email account through Hotmail that when I try to add the account to the mail app, it asks me to verify with a pin. I have never used a PIN with this account. I went to settings and sign in option, and have an option to change the pin, however it is wanting to change the main account that I log into the pc. The pin appears to be 4 digits (it only allows 4 characters before it auto enters) unlike the main pin which is 8 or 9 numbers.

Thanks in advance,

A:Asks for PIN when adding a different hotmail account to the mail app

Hi Bryan, welcome to the Ten Forums.
The PIN the Mail app asks for the verification when a new / another Microsoft email account (Outlook, Hotmail, Live, MSN) is added is the PIN for the Microsoft Account you use to sign in to Windows.

An example: Let's say your Windows 10 sign-in MS account is [email protected], and when signed in using that MS account you want to add your second Microsoft email address [email protected] to the mail app. You enter the credentials for the [email protected], and when done, the Mail app wants to check you are really the user [email protected], the user currently signed in to Windows. To verify this you need to enter the PIN of the current Windows sign-in account, the one of [email protected]

I've only seen this to happen when adding any of the Microsoft's email accounts to the mail app. Adding for instance a Gmail account does not ask it.

Confusing, I have difficulties to understand myself what I just wrote! I hope you get it, though.


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Actually when I'm trying to add google account in Mail in windows 8.1 from "Add Account" option it's asking me to choose what kind of account
is that whether IMAP or EAS. I have tried adding google account by both options IMAP and EAS. But unable to do so. It's giving me an error.

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newcomer just looking for an answer to: how one forwards their outlook mail account to an aim.com mail account?

A:How does one forward their outlook mail account to an aim.com mail account?

There are no such things as Outlook mail accounts (in the context of your question anyway). Your mail account is on a server where Outlook fetches mail from.

The better way to set up mail forwarding is on the server. If you have some sort of a web interface or a shell account, then you may be able to set the forward address yourself. Otherwise, talk to the mail server administrator.

You can set up mail filtering rules in Outlook too, which say that whenever Outlook receives a new message, it will send it so somewhere else. This approach is very bad though, since you would have to have your Outlook running 24/7 to keep the forwarding ability.

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I do seem to have strange problems. Here's the story:
I have WLM & WM on my Vista pc. On my account it all works lovely with hardly any problems in one applicaton; open up WLM and my WM ([email protected]) is available also.

On the different user account, that is another story.
I can open up WLM or WM in seperate applications; open up WLM, close WLM, open up WM, close WM.
But WLM will not incorporate the WM account.
I tried ADD ANOTHER ACCOUNT but though it starts off well it does not go past the password point and either keeps flashing the password login box at me for ever or it says the email account name and or password is wrong.
Now here is the strange bit - on my other pc all is well with this WLM, it rocognises the user name and password of WLM and desk top application mail ([email protected]).

So do I give the different user Admin rights,will that make any difference? Or what?

Help would very much be appreciated!

A:Windows Live Mail will not recognize WM password when adding account

Have you tried manually entering the password?

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I have a directv.net email account. I want to add it to windows live mail. The incoming server is POP3. I have no clue what the incomeing server is or the outgoing server is? Or if the server requires a secure Connection? Here is a screen shot of all of the info i need to enter when i try to add the account to windows live mail.

A:[SOLVED] Adding a dirctv.net account to windows live mail

hi you should be able to find the info on the website probably in the section on email and how to set up your account for windows or something similar

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My existing hotmail email account just switched to outlook express. Since then - I've switched to "windows live mail" and my 2 existing existing email addresses have been sucessfully transferred over to "live mail" and both work.
But now trying to ADD more email addresses in my"live mail account" and all attempts have failed.
Tryed to manually config server settings - and that failed. Commom advice is to "contact your email provider" for server settings...... Well who is provider? hotmail?? outlook express?? windowss live mail?? What gives?? Anyone know where iam going wrong?

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My ISP has begun filtering SPAM out of my regular incoming e-mail and putting it into a webmail account which I access via my browser. I would like to add that as a 2nd account in Outlook for easier access. The e-mail account wizard seems to think all new accounts must have server addresses. Does anyone know how to add a webmail account to Outlook?

A:Adding webmail account to Outlook

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I have just bought a new Lenovo Yoga 530 and installed Microsoft Office. I can access Outlook, but it simply asks for an email address and password, then can't setup the account. When I choose manual settings and enter the servers etc, it still won't set up the account. The account is our own domain. Works perfectly on other windows laptops, macbooks and devices.
I've read there are problems with Outlook on Windows 10. Does anyone have a fix? I've reset and reinstalled a couple of times already. Nothing changes. So frustrating.

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I have added a number of new accounts to my outlook account before with no problem. However I am unable to set the latest one up - I have no proplem with the incoming server set to pop.xxxx.com but the outgoing I have tried using mail.xxxx.com as with the others but it does not work - I am told it is to do with my internet provider aol - but it worked for the others and I have rang them but unfortunately got nowhere - any help would be gratefully appreciated

A:adding new email account in outlook- HELP!!!

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Can I add a separate Outlook account for a user so they could log into their own account exclusive of mine to manage e-mail, contacts, calendar, etc? If so, how?

A:Adding separate account to Outlook

Which version of windows are you using?

If you are using Vista/Windows Mail, then things have changed.

Under older versions you used to be abe to set up individual identities in Outlook express. That can be done under File, Identities. Each Identity can have a password etc, so taht when they log in, they only get their e-mails etc.

This link should get you on the way on how to create identities etc


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I am using multiple mail accounts at work, some of which require me to use access cards at specific work stations.

I wonder if there is a way to have MS Outlook to send me a notification from my mail account B to my primary mail account A whenever my mail account B recieves an email, because I simply have no time running back and forth between workstations checking for emails that may not be there anyway.

Because of security policies, I can not simply forward mails from account B to account A, so what I need is Outlook to email me a notification saying "an email has been recieved" - nothing about the subject and/or content of the recieved email.

This would be pretty much like the notification on for example smartphones saying "one new email", but for obvious reasons I can not access this account with my smartphone, nor would I be allowed to anyway.

Is this possible, and if so, how?

Thanks in advance!

A:Can I have Outlook notify me via mail to another account when a new mail arrives?

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How can I block user from adding email account such as hotmail, gmail or yahoo on MS Outlook?

A:How can I block user from adding email account on MS Outlook 2007?

vlanti, Are these users admins or limited uses? If they are limited, most likely they can not add email accounts.

But of course what good is outlook if you can't setup email?


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Yesterday, my Outlook (2010) stopped retrieving e-mail from the Comcast server.  When I tried to fix it today, it still wouldn't work.  All the settings were correct, but it wouldn't retrieve my e-mail.  I deleted the account and recreated it.  Now, Outlook points to a new .pst file instead of my old Outlook.pst file, named [email protected]  To make matters worse, it doesn't delete the mail off the server.  Before, when I would open Outlook, it would download new message to my Inbox and delete them off the server.  The new messages would stay permanently in my Outlook inbox.  No more.  Now if I manually delete one through my Internet browser, it also deletes it out of my Outlook Inbox.  It’s as though the new account is just a window to the Comcast e-mail server.  I tried changing the Root Folder Path on the Advanced tab of the e-mail account settings to point to the location of my Outlook.pst folder, but that made no difference.  I also tried deleting a recent Microsoft update (KB3054976), but this did not help, either. This is a complete disaster for me, as I can't even send e-mail now, except through the server.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. 

A:Outlook 2010 e-mail account won't sync to Outlook.pst file

I figured this out.  When I reconfigured my e-mail account in Outlook, I used IMAP settings instead of POP3.  This was not how I did it before.  IMAP works great if one wants to keep all e-mail out on the server and access it from various devices.  That isn't what I do.  I changed the profile to POP3 and the poblem was solved.  Still don't know why it initially failed two nights ago, though. 

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Please Help me. I'm stuck.
Thank you,

Kent Bailey

A:Not able to add my Outlook E-Mail account to Windows Mail

Would someone PLEASE help me?????

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This issue just has started. It worked for the 3 years I have owned 20007. I have all the correct boxes checked, I think. The only thing I changed, which coincided with the alerts not working, was added an IMAP account.

Could the adding an IMAP account disable the desktop alert feature?


A:Outlook 2007: No Desktop Alert on new emails after adding IMAP account

First let me clarify. I don't have Outlook 2007. But I do have 2003 on one of my machines.That said, I don't believe that just adding an IMAP account would have an adverse effect on your alert settings unless you somehow inadvertantly disabled the feature during the setup of the account. Again, I'm working with 2003, but in my main navigation menu, under Tools, I have a category for Rules and Alerts. This includes an interface for setting up the various rules for your email alerts. I'd start there and make sure all of your preferences are still set up correctly.Hope this helps,Bill

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We're trying to set up a 2nd internet mail account to be used by one of our sales reps, using outlook 97. I've set the account on our internet mail server (I-mail), and the account itself works fine. When I set up the new account on my outlook 2002, I receive mails sent to that 2nd address in addition to my own mail. However, when I set up that 2nd mailbox in the sales rep's outlook 97, it does not receive from that new mailbox.

Any thoughts???


A:adding 2nd internet mail address to outlook 97

Why don't you upgrade to Outlook 2002?
Try checking your POP and STMP settings again to make sure they're correct, as well as the Username on that account.

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I am using Windows 10 and Outlook 2007. I set up a new e-mail account with Outlook.com and then set that account up in my Outlook 2007 software. When I attempt to send/receive my e-mail my @outlook.com account returns the following error: Sending and Receiving reported error (0x80040126) : the operation cannot be performed because the connection to the server is offline.

I have no idea how to fix this. Can anyone help?

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I have Outlook 2000 Inbox set up as follows:

( Notice the circle around the "Account" tab) But, my friend has Outlook XP and can't get the "Internet Account" tab to show which Internet Account (i.e. Comcast, Yahoo, AOL, etc) that the incoming email is from like mine is with Outlook 2000.

He can only get the "tab" to be displayed that states "Internet Account" but the tab's contents (unlike mine) remain blank when he gets mail from any of the accounts.

Is this done differently in XP compared to 2000 Outlook??? How can I get his "Internet Account" tab to show which account incoming mail is from like mine is in the pic???

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I am not sure if anyone can help. I need to use Outlook for my msn account. I can get it into outlook express, but I would prefer to use Outlook. Can you help me get this going? Here is where I am at in the process: Under the General tab, it asks for your Microsoft Exchange Server, then your Mailbox ID (No Clue what should go in either box). I have already added the POP and SMPT addresses. So, to explain it all in a single sentence, I am clueless how to proceed with the setup and could use a hand. Someone who speaks plain english to an Outlook illiterate. Thanks in Advance

A:Using Outlook with msn e-mail account

first off, is your address even a pop3? most msn addresses these days are web based... which version of outlook do you have?
to add an account, go tools - email accounts, and click add new email account... if you're not sure what kind of account you have, try web based... msn should be an option (if you've done your office updates)... just in case, the web based email server is http://oe.msn.msnmail.hotmail.com/cgi-bin/hmdata

if you're sure it's a pop3, the settings are;
incoming - pop3.email.msn.com
outgoing - smtp.email.msn.com
*secure password authentication is required*

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I have just installed OL 2010 for the first time and created 3 different accounts (or identities), and now I see that there are a number of mail maps for each of these accounts.
How can I change it, so that mail to/from all accounts are placed in the same maps?

A:Outlook: I don't want a mail map for every account

You can consolidate them by moving the .pst files into the same folder:
Move an Outlook Data File (.pst) to different folder - Outlook - Office.com

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Am trying to add new account in Outlook 2000SR1 , but under Tools do not have Accounts, any suggestions

A:Outlook - New mail account

Right-click the Outlook icon on your desktop
Choose Properties

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I've been reading about information rights management using Outlook 2003. And it makes good sense. However, what I wanted to know which IRM doesn't cover is how would I achieve the following control of Outlook on users' PCs / laptops out in the field.

Set up a user with a specific address book containing only the addresses I put in (company addresses) and NOT allow them to add anymore addresses. And NOT be able to type an address into the To: field which was not in the address book.

Then in conjunction with IRM not allowing users to forward or reply to emails if I so choose I have complete control of the mail system in the sense that they can only send mail to internal staff.

Also can Outlook be configured to send / receive over a VPN connection rather than the internet? (I presume it can) We currently downline various bespoke application data to field employees on an overnight basis.


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Is it possible to use a non-login email in the Mail app?

I login to Windows using my personal Outlook/Microsoft account. I'd like to use my blog's Outlook address in the Mail app, so I don't need to use the web interface when replying to emails.

Is this possible without messing up my login account?

(I REALLY need to get a book on Windows 10. LOL)

A:Using non-login Outlook account in Mail?

Of course. It works with all kind of email accounts.
I have outlook, hotmail, gmail and businesses accounts in Email app. You can also set it up to get them all in one inbox.

It is pretty straightforward, just click to add email, but if you'll need any help we will be here.

Edit: You can find tutorials by Brink here.

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Please bear with me- I'm a complete 8.1 newbie and flabbergasted by the new screens!

When I first started my Dell XPS 15 yesterday with W 8.1 I was forced to enlist @ outlook.com.
Now I have an e mail acct I will never use plus my own...
And two login instances.

Can I get rid of this outlook account?

Is there any way to just enter a short password (which I need because I have a homegroup), as I had in W7 ?
I'm the only one here so I feel the risk is low.

A:Stuck with outlook.com e mail account

You might want to look into using a "Local" account instead of a Microsoft account. That's what I do. See Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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Is it possible to use a non-login email in the Mail app?

I login to Windows using my personal Outlook/Microsoft account. I'd like to use my blog's Outlook address in the Mail app, so I don't need to use the web interface when replying to emails.

Is this possible without messing up my login account?

(I REALLY need to get a book on Windows 10. LOL)

A:Using non-login Outlook account in Mail?

Of course. It works with all kind of email accounts.
I have outlook, hotmail, gmail and businesses accounts in Email app. You can also set it up to get them all in one inbox.

It is pretty straightforward, just click to add email, but if you'll need any help we will be here.

Edit: You can find tutorials by Brink here.

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Hi, I have previously successfully set up 4 e-mail accounts in Outlook Express (3 Hotmail and 1 with my cable co.). I tried to set up my new hotpop.com e-mail address in OE and for some reason it installed in my default mail (cable) folder and I can't get it to open its own folder. I can send and receive mail, but in comes in (and goes out of) my other e-mail account folder. I followed all the instructions in OE and the ones at hotpop.com and I can't seem to get it to open a folder specifically for that account.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:New e-mail account in Outlook Express

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I have somehow deleted my personal folders in my inbox. When I restore a .pst file from previous backup, I have everything such as inbox, deleted items, sent items, etc. However, the personal folders I created within inbox are missing. I am so confused. They have had to been backed up because I can go back and recover deleted emails from years ago, yet I still cannot find my very important folders that I created within my inbox. This pertains to the discussion as I am using Outlook 2013 and I was able to find them when my hard drive failed a year ago, but as of two days ago, I cannot find them. Is there something hiding them? I have used scanpst.exe as well but to no avail.

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Hi geeks.

Long version:

An old Microsoft email account ([email protected]) from the days before Hotmail when you still could get @msn.com addresses. Account correctly set up in Windows Mail App on Windows 8 machines, no issues. Account has one outlook.com alias.

This was the only email address I have had without two step verification. Last week something happened which made to rethink my complete online / domain / email security. I both changed the password of this @msn.com account to a very complicated one and set up the two step verification using the MS Authenticator App for Windows Phone 8. Tested the set up by logging out and logging back in with the new password and as it should be, outlook.com asked for the authentication code. All was well and working.

Next step was to open Windows Mail App and change the account password there. As expected, the Mail App told me to check settings of this account, clicking the Check Settings link opened the credentials dialog. I entered the [email protected] as email address, and the new password. Got an error message telling the credentials were wrong. Logged out, logged back in, tried again, could not get the app to accept credentials.

Signed out from Windows, back in, relaunched the Mail App, removed the [email protected] account as nothing I tried with original @msn.com or newer @outlook.com alias did work. From account settings I added a new account, trying both the original @msn.com and the @outlook.com aliases. Wrong credentia... Read more

A:Unable to add Outlook.com account to Windows Mail App

Hello Kari,

If your password has more than 16 characters, then that may be the issue. Test it with no more than 16 to see if you are able to add it afterwards.

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I am unable to access my hotmail/outlook account, I have never had to use a password to access this, my inbox normally opens up when I hit the Outlook.com - icon on the banner of Internet page. Now, the opening page is Microsoft asking me to open a free account, or sign in. I already have an account, but despite hitting the sign in button, the age remains static. Yesterday, I spent three and half hours, yes, speaking with Microsoft support, there were three advisers but not one could rectify this problem.
I have also tried to access by typing .live.com, but again, it takes me straight to this page

Over the last two weeks, this same Microsoft page has been appearing in a minimised form, which enabled me to delete and access my e-mail account, but now it fills the screen.

Can someone please guide me

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A types and sends e-mail to B. C also gets a forwarded copy. We know C is the cuplrit as C has confronted A with a printed copy of the mail--with redirection symbols on each line that indicate it was forwarded.

I have scanned his system for viruses, spyware and rootkits and found none. I didn't have time to check further today so I had to stop at that point.

My question is what else is there to check? I know someone could have gotten to his computer while he wasn't present and set up some filters/rules. I had enough time to find where one might set up a rule; but, where would one look to see a full list of all rules that are already set up?

Outlook 2003, Windows XP

A:This e-mail account has been hacked--what to do? (Outlook 2003)

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I have just installed Outlook 2013 and started my mail account. Unfortunately I let Outlook configure my email account automatically and it configured as IMAP and not a POP account so I have an OST instead of a pst

what is the best way to delete the account I created and start again this time configuring the servers manually ?

A:redo outlook 2013 mail account

Personally I would leave the account as it is. An IMAP account have the advantage of leaving copies of e-mail on the server. So in the event of system failure all your e-mails are safe.

Are you able to send/receive e-mail ok?

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Hi! I have changed computers (from a '98 to an XP) and have set up all my email accounts in Outlook 2000. Don't want to use Outlook Express because it interferes with attachments people send me.

My problem is that it won't let me select which address I am sending from! This creates great confusion for the customers of our three businesses. I have clicked on the Options button as Outlook advises but it keeps telling me that it is out of memory and to close other programs and try again. This even happens when there is nothing else open.

Any clues?


Victoria, Australia

A:Outlook 2000 Want to specify which e-mail account to use to send

When you come to send the message, instead of using the SEND button, there is a tiny arrow just to the right of it. Click on that and it will drop down a list of the accounts you have set up for you to choose which to send from.

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MS Outlook & Windows Live mail keeps asking me to enter a security code and other personal info that I don't feel I need to give to MS. I initially used a code number sent to an alternate e-mail address I had to open in order to receive the code, to verify my current e-mail account. I told MS I didn't want to keep doing this anymore, and asked them to either stop blocking my account or delete it. They still persist with requesting my personal info, phone numbers, creating alternate e-mail accounts and passwords, etc. I'm confused as to why they need to continually make you re-verify our personal info or give additional info ?

MS uses this catchall phrase to pump personal info on personal e-mail accounts: "Call us overprotective, but we want to make sure your account is secure?" Or we suspect someone "may be" trying to access your account? Yea me! WTH is this really all about? If I am thinking Patriot Act info, is this out of line?

I have had the same e-mail account for several years and never had any known issues or problems with hackers or otherwise? Personally, I think its just a ploy to collect personal info for some use other than to make my account secure. Like a government agency wanting MS to verify all e-mail account info?

Its not like I have a business account with big bucks here for a hacker to make some quick money? The giving of personal info should be up to the individual account holder, not a requ... Read more

A:MS Outlook keeps blocking my e-mail account access

Hi, I have just installed outlook 2007 on my vista home PC but unable to configure my gmail account. tried all stuff from the web but no luck. I am sure there is nothing to do with email settings I am entering as using same I am able to setup email on other systems with similar office. Any help would be highly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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A friend has six basic POP Outlook email account on his XP. He deleted an account via the standard Tools, and Account removal process. The account no longer appears on his Accounts list. But when Outlook is launched the standard pop up window still continually appearing showing the name of the deleted account and the ?Please type user name and password? prompt. Am going demented trying to find out where the hidden profile details are so that I can delete them also for him. Any help greatly appreciated.
(He will then hopefully stop hassling me and I can collect the 3 beers he promised me if I sort it).

A:Outlook 2002 - mail account undeletable!

Go to Control Panel. Double-click the Mail icon.On the General tab, uncheck Always use this profile under the When starting Outlook use this profile option.Click okgood luck

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Hi. I have a similar problem. I don't have a Microsoft account, I don't want one. My Windows 8 E-Mail address is for the E-Mail account on the family webserver, and yet when I get the confirmation E-Mail, it links me to a hotmail/outlook login page.

hotmail/outlook can't process my Windows 8 E-Mail account, how do I get past this aggravating obstacle?

A:hotmail/outlook can't process my Windows 8 E-Mail account

When Win 8 asks you to verify your account, it shows you your email address in one box with some of the characters replaced by *s and wants you to type in the email address in its entirety in another box. Once you do that, an email is sent to that address with a code for you to enter to verify.

There shouldn't be any confusion about which email address to enter unless you have 2 different but very similar email addresses.

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I have a client I'm trying to help with an e-mail issue. I was handling this remotely and can't give you much info about the system beyond the fact that he is running Windows 7. 
He has Outlook 2007 on the system and was previously popping his Gmail into Outlook and everything was working fine. Then he bought a tablet and set his e-mail up on the tablet and says that the next time he tried to get to his e-mail on his computer it didn't work. 
I first tried to set up a new account in Outlook using IMAP. I followed Gmails guidelines and triple checked the settings so I know they are correct. It still wouldn't work and just rendered a generic error saying the servers couldn't be contacted. 
The client then agreed to try Thunderbird. I attempted to set up the account in Thunderbird but it said the password was not valid. I then re-checked his e-mail address and had him enter his password again. Still didn't work. 
Out of curiosity I then entered the information one of my own Gmail accounts and again it said the password was incorrect. I then entered the information for one of my Yahoo accounts, and again it said the information was incorrect. 
At this point, I am at a loss as to where to go from here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

A:Unable to retrieve e-mail from Outlook or set up account in Thunderbird

G'day PrimeMinisterX, and Welcome to BC
I assume you are trying to set up these a/c's with imap type settings......
Try using pop3 settings for Incoming.....and leave the outgoing settings as they are

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I have one workstation and want to have two Outlook2000 mail accounts on this workstation. I need to have two different individuals receive email on this one workstation. Does anyone know how to configure this?

A:Outlook 2000: How to Create an Internet Mail Account

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I have been cleaning up my folders/files and moved all my videos and images + documents to an external hard drive. Now I can't find all my current emails and folders. I can find an old version from beginning of 2013 with a different email address I no longer use.

However, I have just checked my external drive and I have found one OUTLOOK data file file showing my correct email address size 1.36 Gb and a small data OUTLOOK file size 158MB.

How can I restore and transfer the two data files back into my OUTLOOK? I also need to get rid of the older version email address which I no longer use.

Hope someone could help me please.

A:OH DEAR!! I have lost all folders in my OUTLOOK Mail account.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

Have you checked for any previous versions of the data file? From the file properties tab "Previous Versions" (assuming you have System Restore turned on for files)

You handle all data files from the Account Settings, tab "Data files". But I think you can just copy and replace the data file with your backup as long as the names are the same and Outlook isn't running.

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I was given an older laptop with windows 7 (32 bit) and there is no e-mail account listed in the default programs. I have a G-mail account and recently signed up with outlook hoping that would be easier to set-up. I don't see anything under default programs
that mentions an e-mail service at all. My default browser is Firefox. What am I missing?

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