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help with outlook express

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by mdj1, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. mdj1

    mdj1

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    Every now and then my outlook express "freezes" for lack of a better word. It will not allow me to switch idenities or even access any of them. I have tried to search microsoft.com with no results. any ideas on how I can stop this from happening?
    The only way I can get to my mail is to restart my system and then all of my mail is in one idenity (no a big problem just a pain in the butt). I run norton antivirus and spy boton a regular basis/ have both a hardware and software firewall so I dont think anythings gotten to my system.
    If this is a problem with o.e. is there another method of getting my e-mail? I prefer not to use an internet stored mail like hotmail or the type with aol.
    thanks for the help.
    matt
     
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    I've did that and it has not fixed the problem. It does not happen all the time but when my systems been running for awhile it will just not open O.E. and will download all the mail to the last identity that was used.
     
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    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    Looks like you've been given yet another reason to abandon this steaming pile of worthless code for something safer and useable.

    Might I suggest Thunderbird, if you intend to continue using IE; though to do it properly, choose from FireFox&T-bird or Mozilla if you'd like to make a clean break from M$'s insecure browsers.

    Good luck.

    FastVFR
     
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    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    Outlook express users.

    Use another email besides the one that came with your computer.

    Outlook Express is the biggest security hole known to man.

    Easly corrutps .pst files.
    Is easily infected with virus's and Trojan's.
    Is esily Exploitable with the lack of security features.

    The best alltenative out there is the Mozilla Thunderbird email client.

    It is free and has more secure features than Outlook Express will ever be.

    So do a search on Google, download and install it.
    And for Pete's sake read the documentation.


    Nuff said!