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MS Outlook never worked

by jomodo / November 9, 2009 3:28 AM PST

I can not configure Outlook to work.
Outlook Express works fine.
I have IE ver 6.0.2900... I am stuck with that version for now because I had to repair my system.
However, even before the repair, Outlook Express never worked... I can access it, and view the tools, import e-mail, etc... but it won't work!

Any help appreciated.

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Outlook or Outlook Express
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 5:17 AM PST

You said that OE works fine, then you said Outlook Express never worked. Which is it?

If you are using Outlook Express I would have to wonder why you need Outlook as well. It is, generally, used in the office workplace.

If you do mean Outlook, and you can open the application, import emails, view tools, etc, then what doesn't work?


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Microsoft Outlook
by jomodo / November 12, 2009 11:13 AM PST

My apologies, I mispoke.

I have Outlook Express and that works fine.

MSOutlook never worked. It brings in e-mail, but I can not send any e-mail.

I used MSOutlook as a teacher and was impressed with it. So, I would like to use it at home. But, it won't send any e-mail OUT.

Any ideas?


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Re: Outlook doesn't work.
by Kees Bakker / November 12, 2009 4:23 PM PST
In reply to: Microsoft Outlook

Most like a setting. Carefully check and compare with OE.


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MS outlook never worked
by jomodo / November 13, 2009 12:43 PM PST

Thank you for you suggestion. However it did not work.

MSOutlook can find the outgoing server, but it fails to log on and therefore can not send a test e-mail.

ergo, it can receive, but it can not send.

I contacted my service provider requesting assistance. Hopefully that will get somewhere.


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