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Outlook Express and MSN

by nicklaus / November 20, 2006 5:19 AM PST

Ok, I decided to dump Cable and go with DSL. Speed wise Im satisfied. Heres the problem. Im running XP SP2. Outlook Express WAS my e-mail program. When I signed up with Qwest, they bundle that with MSN mail (MSN.com) I cant stand that email. Is slower than slow. I had read somewhere that I can use Outlook Express 6.0 , which is what I have as my e-mail program even thought my new e-mails end in "MSN.com" Now all I need to do is figure out how to set up my accounts in OE 6.0 I do know that with MSN i need to keep one primary e-mail address which was the one I signed up with them with. But since I can create other addresses I could still recived my e-mails via OE 6.0, right?

Thanks

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Does this help?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 5:29 AM PST
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that didnt work
by nicklaus / November 20, 2006 4:26 PM PST

From the Outlook Express Tools menu, select Accounts.
Select Add, then select Mail.
Type the name that you want message recipients to see when they receive messages from you.
Select I already have an e-mail address that I'd like to use, and then type your MSN account name (your account name@msn.com). Select Next.
Select HTTP as the server, and then select Other as the provider. Select Next.
For Account Name, type your MSN account name (your account name@msn.com).
Type your MSN password and select Next.
Select Finish.
When prompted to download folder information, select Yes to continue. The first time you check e-mail, your folder information will download with your e-mail


Where it says to select HTTP as the server and then select other. it wants sometiung in the next box before the "next" button with come up. That box normally holds the mail.server information

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Yes you're right.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 21, 2006 1:58 AM PST
In reply to: that didnt work

Selecting HTTP then "Other" doesn't give you the Next option.

As this is an msn account, try selecting MSN rather than Other.

Mark

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MSN and Outlook Express
by aztzu / November 25, 2006 8:33 AM PST
In reply to: Yes you're right.

Ok, I had the same deal as you have. I called Qwest my dsl Isp and they couldn't tell me. Was on the phone on hold for hours. They finally transferred my call to msn and this lady read from a book how to set it up. Even she had some things wrong but I got it figured out. I belong to lots of yahoo dog groups and get about 500 emails a day and lots of pictures. I use my msn mail address for hardly anything. I found out that by upgrading my Yahoo mail for $20 a year I can use it with Outlook Express and it works really great. No problems. I use that for 99.9 % of my mail. Using msn and outlook express you still have to delete mail in both places.. Barb

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