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I have the latest version of Outlook Express which is 6.0 I believe and I am having trouble opening my email attachments that connect to the web that shows a picture or a link. The web page opens, but it is completely blank. I have tried everything to fix this problem. Ive gone through options from the tools menu and even tried to update internet explorer. It just wont work. I am getting very frustrated over this. Can anyone
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errrrr!

Okay, now it is even worse. I cant seem to connect at all through comcast cable. I was trying to change pop3 and smtp but it wont work and I even looked the settings up online. I am getting very frustrated. Everythime I try to sycronize, a screen pops up showing my user names and password but when I enter it nothing happens. Can anyone help or at least tell me where I can go to get some?
 

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ERROR 18?

hmm, i havent a clue what you are talking about when you say pop3 and smtp, but when i used comcast cable up untill about a month ago, i simply configured my tcp/ip protocol to automatically assign an ip. i didnt have any trouble and it was set up in seconds. it was the same when i was using a router to connect to the cable modem, and the same when i connected with a usb ethernet adapter and the same when i used a usb cable to connect to the cable modem. it didnt matter what i was using, i still set up the same protocols, and it worked the same each time. and i never had to enter my password and username to access the internet. i simply turned the cable modem on, and about 15 seconds later, i had access.

try removing and replacing the protocols you are using, and try to set them up normally, with the tcp/ip protocol for the ethernet or usb adapter to assign automatically.

like i said i havent a clue what you are talking about so if this doesnt apply to what you are having problems with, disregard it.

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bob vila said:
hmm, i havent a clue what you are talking about when you say pop3 and smtp, but when i used comcast cable up untill about a month ago, i simply configured my tcp/ip protocol to automatically assign an ip. i didnt have any trouble and it was set up in seconds. it was the same when i was using a router to connect to the cable modem, and the same when i connected with a usb ethernet adapter and the same when i used a usb cable to connect to the cable modem. it didnt matter what i was using, i still set up the same protocols, and it worked the same each time. and i never had to enter my password and username to access the internet. i simply turned the cable modem on, and about 15 seconds later, i had access.

try removing and replacing the protocols you are using, and try to set them up normally, with the tcp/ip protocol for the ethernet or usb adapter to assign automatically.

like i said i havent a clue what you are talking about so if this doesnt apply to what you are having problems with, disregard it.

~BoB~
Pop3 and smpt are simply the servers used to send and receive the mail (usually something like mail.comcast.net or something). You have to designate in OE or incredimail and many others the pop3 and smtp servers to get and send the mail. u must be using a web based e-mail client?
 

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hehe

well, i have used outlook express in the past, but i don't remember how i set it up, or if i even had to, but yes, since then i use hotmail, yahoo, and others like that. i havent need for any types of other mail programs. i hate email anyway, and i mainly use it just to send mail.
oh yeah, i dont even let my machine install outlook express, i always unclick that box....

i hate programs like that. i prefer to use web based mail, that way it makes no difference in the world what machine i send it from, or read it at...

it seems easiest that way for people like me who hate mail...

and as far as pop3 and abbrieviations like that...

well, im sorta not the type to use the right ones...

i say things like "the thingie that controls your cd rom and hard disk." when explaining the ide controller part of the hard disk.
and "go to the settings page and change the one that asks for your mail clients information..." when referring to something like that...
although if i added up all the people i know in person, i would have to say that only about 3% of them would even understand a statement like, "you need to run Regedit, and delete all the keys that refer to the program you uninstalled." or something like "go to your C:\windows\system\ folder and look to see the size of the shell32.dll file"

most of them would be like, "uh, the what?"

LOL

so i usually sorta just use terms that make things elementary, and then it seems that i forget the real terms.

But, with cars, i don't have a problem rebembering that the TPS is a Throttle Position Sensor or that the MAP sensor is the Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor. but i sorta learned my way through cars, and with pc's i am told how to fix xomething, and then many times, i do that, and forget how i did it.

with things like brakes and transmissions you can see and smell and feel and hear the actual things happening, so there is many sense involved.

with pc's it is mainly read from a screen. sometimes a book, and even sometimes heard from over a phone. most of the hardware problems i have no trouble with, as i can feel, smell, hear, and see what is occuring.

but software really really gets me sometimes.

sorry, i didnt realize i was still babbling
~BoB~
 

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oh wait

i remember some smtp garbage from incredimail, i put that on and yanked it off about 4 or 5 months ago i think. i hated it.
it was only on my machine for about 2 weeks. i simply hated it so much, that i didnt put it back the next time i installed. but i vaguely recall something about some sort of pop3 and i think smtp settings. so i guess if i had looked it up, and refreshed myself, i would have known what he was asking....

see, im telling you, you dont know a dork quite like me in real life....

there arent many of us.

~BoB~
 

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bob vila said:
i remember some smtp garbage from incredimail, i put that on and yanked it off about 4 or 5 months ago i think. i hated it.
it was only on my machine for about 2 weeks. i simply hated it so much, that i didnt put it back the next time i installed. but i vaguely recall something about some sort of pop3 and i think smtp settings. so i guess if i had looked it up, and refreshed myself, i would have known what he was asking....

see, im telling you, you dont know a dork quite like me in real life....

there arent many of us.

~BoB~
Bob I know all kinda dorks and geeks. All colors, all ages.


I might even be one of them...........
 

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i couldn't believe it when i came to this site for the first time and saw your post indy. it saved me having to type the same thing. anyway in the last ten minutes i believe i have solved the problem.do this:

open Outlook Express. go to tools, click options. click security tab. unclick the box that says "do not allow attachments to be saved or......" in the virus protection section. then click apply and then ok.

this seems to have done the trick

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I changed to internet ex 6.0 to yahoo internet ex 6.0 now my outlook express does not send or recieve emails. someone telle the settings i need to make it work. i am new to this and am learning as i go so basics will help. thanks email me at [email protected]
 
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