I want an email reader to... announce/read my email while I work on other stuff. There are many email reader programs, I downloaded several. Every one needs:
1) pop/email server name,
2) pop/email server username,
3) pop/email server password.
I think, with MSN,
1) is pop.email.msn.com or pop3.email.msn.com or pop.mail.msn.com,
2) is my email@example.com username
3) is my password to connect to MSN (same as Net.passport password to get hotmail)
I have tried entering all possible combinations, none work. The error messages vary with the program, but basically they say the reader can't get access MSN email. Cyberbuddy (one of the reader programs) suggests that MSN may have an extra level of security that the reader program can not get through. Readers can not access hotmail and other web based email, only pop email. But MSN is pop!
Does anyone know how to get around this problem with MSN? One thought I had was to get another pop email account that works with email readers and have MSN email forwarded to that account? Seems like a heck of a way to do things. Also, that setup just opens up another loop for spam, nasty attachments, etc., to get into my mail -> my system.
Another thought: Is there one or more "services" in that big list in the console that needs to be changed (manual, auto, disable) to get the reader through to my mail? I know nothing about that console thing, I'm just trying to come up with some posibilities.
I would prefer to get help here if anyone can confidently offer it, before I try chatting with the wonderful folks at MSN Help. What's up there lately?
Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 20 March 2006 - 03:28 PM.