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E-mail Forwarding From Yahoo To Outlook Express 6

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#1 gzu88bv


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Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:34 AM

I run XP Professional with Service Pack 2, IE 7.0 and McAfee Security Center (McAfee Spam Killer Vers. 7.0.25).

Every time I start my computer and want to see my mail in Outlook Express, the settings got changed within it. I use Yahoo mail and their forwarding instructions.

Following items are changed:

Pop3 serverport from 995 to 110
Pop.mail.yahoo.com to
Username from xxx to xxx@yahoo.com

I noticed an earlier thread regarding above and was indeed amazed that nobody could come up with a solution. Since I already pay for Yahoo mail and find Outlook Express rather handy, is there really no mastermind who could help me to avoid my changing back these settings all the time. Many thanks for your help.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:08 AM

These resetted settings only happens with Yahoo mail?

Why does my mail server keep changing to or localhost?

Both and localhost refer to your own computer rather than the mail server. This is a technique used by some anti-virus (AV) programs to intercept mail in order to scan it for viruses. Sometimes this doesn't work properly and Outlook Express is then unable to send or receive messages. The server name in Outlook Express is changed by the program, so no matter how many times you change it to the correct name, it will be changed back by the AV program. It is possible the AV vendor has an update that will correct this, but it is far simpler and more effective just to turn off the e-mail virus scan. As I have explained in a previous column, this scan is not necessary to protect your computer and often creates conflicts with Outlook Express. The AV system scan is all that is needed for full protection. After disabling the e-mail AV scan you can change the server to its correct name and it will remain.

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Edited by fozzie, 26 February 2007 - 06:08 AM.

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