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#1 kemperhills

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:16 PM

I have an HP Compaq dc7600 running XP Pro with SP3. The problem that has just started about 3 weeks ago is that when I use Outlook Express and access newsgroups I can download new messages, but when I try to reply it won't post the messages but sends them to the outbox. The after a day or two when I log on again it will post them.

Also, when trying to read new messages when I click on the new message it takes a long time to open the new message.

Anyone have any idea why this is happening. I have IE 8 running OE 6. Again this only started happening in the last 3 weeks, and before it works fine.


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:31 PM

It seems to be an issue with your newgroup provider.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:58 PM

Do you have a lot of messages that are saved?
Outlook Express can get kind of qwerky sometimes if you do.

You might try deleting old messages from the sent items folder (keep a few months back if you want).
Then empty the deleted items folder.
Then run compact. Tools - Options - maintenance - clean up now button - compact
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:54 PM

It seems to be an issue with your newgroup provider.



Thanks cryptodan, and that is what I thought, but the Admin said that I was the only one reporting such problems and that he used a newsreader also and had no problems.


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:57 PM

Do you have a lot of messages that are saved?
Outlook Express can get kind of qwerky sometimes if you do.

You might try deleting old messages from the sent items folder (keep a few months back if you want).
Then empty the deleted items folder.
Then run compact. Tools - Options - maintenance - clean up now button - compact



Thanks Eyesee, but that was done just a couple of days ago. Ever so often, and not much time in between, I get a window when I leave the site that asks if I would to delete old messages. I say yes. It deletes them to the Recyle Bin and then I delete them. I assume that is what you are talking about.


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:04 PM

I would try and use another client like Thunderbird to alleviate a computer issue: Download Thunderbird Here.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

I would try and use another client like Thunderbird to alleviate a computer issue: Download Thunderbird Here.



Forgive my ignorance, but does Firefox have to be downloaded with Thunderbird, or will Thunderbird work alone.

The reason I am asking is that I downloaded Thunderbird from the link you posted but couldn't get it to work. I kept getting a message that it couldn't connect.


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:47 AM

No Firefox desn't have to be downloaded, so now we know what could be an issue its a connection issue can you provide the full log?

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 11:50 AM

No Firefox desn't have to be downloaded, so now we know what could be an issue its a connection issue can you provide the full log?



Sorry, this is a bit over my head, and I don't even know if I tried to set up Thunderbird correctly.

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 12:14 PM

Can you provide the exact error message?

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 06:39 PM

Can you provide the exact error message?



Here it is. "Thunderbird failed to find the settings for your e-mail account."




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