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? re: setting order of email clients within OE

by zeebell / March 16, 2009 9:57 AM PDT

Windows XP w/SP3 IE 7
Compaq Presario SR1550NX
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
Memory - 1.37GB of Ram
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
200GB hard drive

How do I set the order of email clients within Outlook Express?

I have opened OE; left clicked on TOOLS>ACCOUNTS>MAIL tab. It shows my 3 email accounts I have set up to download through OE. One of them is my real addy and other 2 are gmail accounts. The order of them are: a gmail addy; real addy (in the middle); and then the other gmail account. This is also how they download onto our PC when opening OE or clicking on the send button.

How do I get our real addy to become the first one to download?

The SET ORDER button I can only get activitated when I left click on the ALL or Directory Service tab. On the ALL tab, the 3 email addys are shown I mentioned above; in addition, it shows Active Directory; Bigfoot Internet Directory Service; VeriSign Internet Directory Service; and WhoWhere Internet Directory Service.

No matter which items I left click on under the ALL tab or Directory Service tab and then left click on SET ORDER; the next dialogue box that comes up is DIRECTORY SERVICES ORDER. The only thing that pops up in there is Active Directory. There is an ok button but when I click on it, nothing happens that I can tell.

Does anyone out there know how to set the order so that the default email client (which is our real email addy) will appear on the list first or so it will be downloaded first?

I have called our ISP and they referred me to Microsoft who will not help me because they say it's a pay question. Phooey! Our ISP said they did not help on software inquiries and OE was a Microsoft product.

Thanks for any help.

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(NT) Download order goes by the default program.
by Coryphaeus / March 16, 2009 4:09 PM PDT
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In other words - it can't be changed??
by zeebell / March 16, 2009 4:26 PM PDT

Why do they have a SET ORDER button?

Thanks,

Julea

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Microsoft also has an UPDATE DRIVER button.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2009 11:09 PM PDT
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Thanks for the info Bob;
by zeebell / March 16, 2009 11:50 PM PDT

I followed your link and lol, it looks like you're a pro on this subject. Until next time ----

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Hope it helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2009 11:54 PM PDT

I wish all software worked as advertised or documented but it doesn't. My hope was to note the FRIENDLY NAME that does appear to work in Outlook (I've used this in the 2000, 2003 versions) but Outlook Express is the freebie so we're never sure there.

My hope is that you won't give it much effort past trying the FRIENDLY NANE idea.
Bob

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(NT) Thanks again Bob--appreciate you. No more effort here (LOL)
by zeebell / March 17, 2009 12:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Hope it helped.
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