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E-mail access

I need to access my e-mail program (Outlook Express) using my daughter's computer. She lives over 1500 miles away from me. How do I do this?

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Try using outlook.com

outlook express is an outdated version of current outlook, please try using the newer outlook to solve the problem.

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I've used Outlook since about 1997.

It's never been comparable to Outlook Express. From what I've seen it's not even close.

What if they don't use Microsoft's email system at outlook.com? Maybe the better answer is to see if their email provider has a web mail option.

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Outlook Express Downloads Email To That Computer, So...

...there are a couple of ways to go about this, depending on the items you need to do.:

1. If you don't actually need access to the stuff already on your home computer, simply find out the online webmail site for your ISP/mail server, then access the site online and you should be able to use your email.

2. On the other hand, if you need to check things that are already on your computer's email client, from your daughter's computer, then you'll need to use a VPN, or possibly Remote Desktop Connection.. Windows XP, which has Outlook Express has Remote Desktop access options. This would require permissions and IP addresses to be given by you but would then allow you to "take control" of your home computer and use your Outlook Express program.

Hope this helps.

Grif

Post was last edited on October 5, 2015 10:01 AM PDT

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Re: Access e-mail

Can you tell more about where you are and what you want to access? It's not clear.

Kees

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post is a bit confusing

just for clarification - you are at your daughters house using her computer but you need to access yours in order to check your email?

if that is the case, then you cannot unless you left your email on the server of the email service. for example, if you left a copy of your emails on yahoo when you downloaded them using outlook express.

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If that's the case indeed ...

(and it was how I read it also), the only way seems to ask the wifte/mother who stayed at home while husband/father went to visit daughter to login and forward the mail the OP is looking for to the daughters e-mail address. But for all we know he's divorced or a widower and then it doesn't work.

There's something to say for using a webbased mail, like gmail.com, if you travel.

Kees

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