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installing my favorite e-mail provider

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#1 Murrar


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 07:01 AM

I have Windows XP and Internet Explorer 8 installed on my computer. On an internet page when I click Tools/Internet Options/Programs and click on the drop-down menu on Programs I get three options -- Eudora, Outlook Express and Windows Live Hotmail. What can I do to get my favorite e-mail server in that slot? Thank you very much. Murrar

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:16 AM

When you install an email client, it should show up in the list.
Which client do you want to show up in that list?

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:41 PM

I have mail.com, a web-based e-mail. But keep in mind, since Hotmail is in there Hotmail is web-based. Murrar

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:35 PM

Yes, but Hotmail is an exception, I suppose because it is owned by Microsoft so they want Windows to have POP3 access to it. Otherwise what you are trying to do doesn't make sense. That setting in Internet Options is telling Windows what email client to use to check your email. An email client is a program like Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Eudora, etc. There is no client with webmail, you're using your browser, not an email program.

Now if you have an email client you could set it up to retrieve your email if the webmail account allows POP3 access. It looks like you have to pay for a premium account at mail.com to get POP3 access.

Personally, I use an email notifying program called POP Peeper to download and read email from multiple web-based accounts plus my email client. It's not exactly an email client but pretty close to it. Not sure if that is what you want tho or if mail.com is supported.

Edited by Papakid, 13 January 2010 - 02:38 PM.

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