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Outlook Express and SBC/AT&T yahoo

by prusty44 / September 11, 2012 2:26 PM PDT

I currently have DSL with AT&T and use the yahoo email with I would like to utilize Outlook Express so that I can familiarize myself with that email program. A lot of jobs require a person to be proficient in Outlook Express. I have tried configuring with IMAP and IPOP, as is suggested on the internet, but when I try to use the Outlook program it doesn't work. Do you have any suggestions?

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Outlook Express and business. An odd thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2012 10:28 AM PDT

Here I don't see that in any business. Most are on Outlook, Lotus Notes and other but OE is something I don't encounter. However if this was in the hinter land where XP is still prevalent then maybe?

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Outlook Express or other form of outlook
by prusty44 / September 18, 2012 12:19 PM PDT

Thank you R. Proffitt. As I mentioned above Outlook Express or other form of email program; i.e. a new version maybe??? I'm not an expert on this subject by any stretch of the imagination. I guess what is being used today is just "Outlook". I stand corrected and educated. Unfortunately there are those of us who have been unemployed and aren't able to upgrade to the newest and up to date technology. I have to do the best with what I have at the time. However, Outlook is different than say Yahoo or hotmail. At least from I've seen.

Thanks again and have a great evening!

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Re: outlook is different from hotmail
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 19, 2012 3:49 AM PDT

- MS Outlook is a program, just like Outlook Express or Thunderbird.
- and and are websites.
That's not the same: a program isn't a website.

But you can use MS Outlook to access your hotmail account.


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Educated Again
by prusty44 / September 19, 2012 10:29 AM PDT

Thank you for once again for educating me on something of which I showed ignorance. I think it would be best if I just take all of this information and file it away somewhere for future reference. Maybe that's why I didn't get called for an interview on some of the jobs for which I applied. I unknowingly showed them my ignorance. Sad I should have consulted this website before I stuck my foot in my mouth. Laugh

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Outlook Express
by Manpreet_C Dell staff / September 17, 2012 7:22 AM PDT


If you are using Windows XP on the computer, you can refer to this article for configuring Outlook Express.
1. You can refer to this link for specific settings for
2. Click 'personalize your support' mentioned in 'There are multiple versions of this article. To see other versions, personalize your support' and this prompt appears: Image
3. Select the Email Program, Operating System and click Continue. Follow the instructions mentioned below.

If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, Outlook express has been replaced with Windows Live Mail. You can either use it or use Microsoft Outlook 2010.
If so, you need to select the Microsoft Outlook and OS on the link for specific settings for and follow the instructions.

Hope this helps.
Please reply if you have any further questions.

Thanks and Regards,
Manpreet C

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Re: proficient in Outlook Express
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 18, 2012 5:31 AM PDT

Are you sure? I don't know any business that uses it.

Moreover, all e-mail programs are the same. They have an Inbox. That's filled automatically by incoming mail. And if you open such a mail (just click on it) they have a "Reply", "Reply to all" and "Forward" button. And the main window has a button to compose a new email, which in turn has a Send button to send the mail.

That's all you have to know to be able to use it quite well: read, reply, forward and send mails. If you can use one, you can use all in a business environment.


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Outlook or a form of outlook is definitely required
by prusty44 / September 18, 2012 10:17 AM PDT

Yes, actually Outlook Express or a form of this email program is used in most offices and businesses. It is an email program used by Professionals to connect with others in the same business.

There are a lot of differences when using outlook.

Thank you for your input!

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