Very basic Outlook question

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  1. Swerve

    Swerve OT Supporter

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    Hi,

    I want to set up Outlook so that when i click on e-mail addresses I can send them a e-mail. The trouble is it asks for my POP3 and SMTP info.

    What the hell is this? It never happens when I use yahoo mail

    Many thanks:bowdown:
     
  2. Frequency

    Frequency New Member

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    can't use outlook w/o a real email
    IE, comcast, verizon or some shit like that, if you wanna use yahoo you need to pay them
     
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    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    Gawab.com. Free POP3 and SMTP email with 2 gigs of storage.
     
  4. Swerve

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    Thanks, so Outlook just provides a link to your e-mail account then? It is'nt an e-mail account in it's self.
     
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    correct. you have to already have an email account somehwere out on the intraweb for outlook to look towards.

    all outlook does is suck down whatever is in the Inbox of the specified email account... then send back the outgoing emails to the specified email server (yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc)
     
  6. 01000101

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    i would not recommend using outlook unless you need it for a pda.

    thunderbird is much better, and with free extensions, you can access your webmail accounts with very little initial setup difficulties. i currently have 2 gmail, a yahoo, and 2 hotmail accounts checking on mine

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    i should add, i dont believe thunderbird has the Personal Information Management system that outlook has. ie: calendar, tasks, contacts. thunderbird is soley an email client
     
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    no calendar :wtc: but mozzila is developign sunbird whihc is a fairly decent calendar will be no rively for my digital planner if i ever get it finished
     
  8. Swerve

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    Thanks! So if I have say 6 different e-mail accounts with different email 'makers' like g-mail, yahoo etc does it check them All?

    What about e-mail accounts through CPanel? I have a web site and that uses CPanel but it's a pain to keep logging in to check the e-mail from there.

    Nice One!
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Outlook can be setup to check multiple accounts - but they MUST be POP3 or IMAP capable. Most of your free accounts aren't.
     
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    http://webmail.mozdev.org/

     
  11. Swerve

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    Cool, how do I find what to put in the POP3 and SMTP fields?

    I can't find it in my Yahoo account anywhere.
     
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  13. Swerve

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    Thanks 110010101010101, I'll tey this later on today.
     
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