I have Microsoft Outlook 2000 running under WIndows 7 Ultimate, SP1, (32-bit).
The machine is HP, Intel Pentium 4, 2.80GHz.
I know that Outlook 2000 is not the best choice for W7, but this is what the person installed on it who did the upgrade. (I upgraded in April because I had Windows XP SP3 and the support was ending, so I was concerned about virus vulnerability.) Until a couple of weeks ago, I was able to live with it.
Just two days ago, I engaged in a 2-hour online chat with my cable ISP because the Outlook was receiving messages fine, but would not send them because it said the message "rejected you as the sender." This was peculiar because the successful reading of the server showed the passwords for all defined e-mail accounts were OK. At the end of the chat, we seemed to have achieved a fix to this.
Shortly after the chat ended, however, Outlook 2000 changed its behavior yet again, and now when I click "Send/Receive," it completely ignores the Outbox altogether and the tasks under "Details" do not even include any attempt at "Sending for..." any of the accounts.
I think something has infected it. Is there malware out there that has this effect, and is there a remedy? Or, is this a known side-effect of the incompatibility between Outlook 2000 and Windows 7?
Edited by hamluis, 14 September 2014 - 02:58 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Web Browsing/Email - Hamluis.