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Issue with creating a new e-mail account

by mattewan / October 22, 2007 8:40 PM PDT

The problem is that I'm receiving all of my e-mails in duplicate. I've got Windows ME and Microsoft Outlook Express. I recently set up a new mail account to go with the website a friend and I are starting.
My friend's computer person had me set up the account so that the ingoing and outgoing servers have the same exact name. Could this be the problem? Do you have enough to go on or do I need to tell you how I filled in all of the relevant fields?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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No, not enough information
by PudgyOne / October 22, 2007 9:24 PM PDT

we'll need your isp.

Example:

gmail.com


Rick

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my isp
by mattewan / October 23, 2007 7:35 PM PDT

is verizon.net

Thanks.

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Open Outlook Express
by PudgyOne / October 23, 2007 8:02 PM PDT
In reply to: my isp

to check your settings

click on tools

click on accounts

highlight the account your want to check(there should only be one account for each email address) and click on properties

Under general fill in the appropriate boxes. Include this account should be checked.

Under servers

Pop3

incoming.verizon.net
outgoing.verizon.net

account name

youraccountname(without the verizon.net)
password

remember password checked

My server requires authentication checked

advanced tab

Outgoing port 25

incoming port 110

uncheck leave message on server unless you want to log in to the webserver when not at home. I have mine checked so I can go there and report the spam messages.

Any questions, feel free to post back.


Rick

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Hey, Rick.
by BrianZachary / October 23, 2007 8:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Open Outlook Express

Rick said:
"uncheck leave message on server unless you want to log in to the webserver when not at home. I have mine checked so I can go there and report the spam messages."

I use IncrediMail myself. I don't know about Outlook Express, but IncrediMail has a bounce messages feature. When you get spam or unknown sender emails, you highlight all of the junk, right-click on one of them and click "Bounce to Sender". This sends out a fake return message telling the sender that your account doesn't exist. I have found this very useful as I get a lot less junk than I did before using IncrediMail. Plus IncrediMail is fun and easy to use and setting up new accounts is easy too.

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Brian, to be honest with you
by PudgyOne / October 23, 2007 8:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Hey, Rick.

I have a verizon.net email account. I don't use it unless I find a need to. The verizon.net account is setup to Outlook Express.

I really have a yahoo.com account for my subscriptions and junk mail.

I have a gmail account for my personal account. The gmail account is setup for Mozilla Thunderbird. I don't bounce messages, you're just verifying that the email account is active and then they send your email address to other spammers. Best not to do anything at all.

NEVER open an email from anyone you don't know

I can do almost everything that you do with incredimail, using Mozilla Thunderbird, but I control the messages in the email.


Rick

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Rick, I agree with you, but...
by BrianZachary / October 24, 2007 2:36 AM PDT

I never open an email unless I know who it came from. I have a Comcast account for friends and family and a Hotmail account for junk and using to register at sites. This page will better explain what the Bounce feature in IncrediMail does:

http://www.incredimail.com/incredimail/help_center/help_article.aspx?article_id=152&lang_id=9&referrer_id=1

It doesn't verify your email address is active. Like I said, I've seen a significant decrease in the amount of junk mail I get since I started using it.

I'm just saying that since you leave messages on the server, you have to do an extra step by going to the site and reporting it, which you probably don't mind, but it just seems more of a hassle to me. I have done that before, but it got confusing because I got mixed up about which email was what, and if you forget to move a message from the inbox to a different folder or the trash, you end up downloading that message to your client again, doubling or more how many times you get that message.

I'm not trying to argue or anything because there's too much of that in this forum lately already. You like to do it your way and that's fine, me too. Just wanted to offer an alternative way of dealing with junk mail. If these idiots would stop sending it then we wouldn't have to do any of this, but it's easier and faster to delete it than to complain about it...LOL

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Most likely in OE
by Cursorcowboy / October 22, 2007 10:03 PM PDT

you have in the Toolbar, Account, Mail, Properties and at the Advanced tab at the Delivery section, the box for Leave a copy on the server checked. Clear the box.

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Most likely in OE
by mattewan / October 23, 2007 7:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Most likely in OE

Nope. That box is not checked. Guess I do need to give more info. I just mentioned above that my ISP is verizon.net. However, since you don't know how the computer person set things up here, I'm wondering if it's even possible for you to answer this. If not, I certainly appreciate you trying though...

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