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Outlook Express 6 (XP) Changes Server Details by Itself?

Kevin Mortimer-Hampson
Occasional Contributor

Outlook Express 6 (XP) Changes Server Details by Itself?

Since upgrading to XP and OE6 I find that OE changes my server login strings
eg my server is pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com.
I login with my email address xxxxxx.xxxxx@sbcglobal.yahoo.com and evrything works.

Shut the system down, and when I come back email does not connect. Check the Accounts Tab and my server string has been changed to
"LocalHost" and my loging ID is changed to
xxxxxx.xxxxx@sbcglobal.yahoo.com/pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com which DOES NOT WORK!!

Anyone know why XP+OE6 does this, and how do I stop it??

Thanks
2 REPLIES
Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: Outlook Express 6 (XP) Changes Server Details by Itself?

Hi,

Antivirus programs e.g. PCcillin's POP3Trap.exe does this to intercept the emails before virus checking.

If there is a problem check your Antivirus website for FAQ's.

hth

J
You can lean only on what resists you...

Re: Outlook Express 6 (XP) Changes Server Details by Itself?

Jerome hit it.

If you have PC-cillin, upgrade to 2003 version.

I have PC-cillin and the same thing happened to me a few times when I was using their version 6. I upgraded to PC-cillin 2003 and have no problems.

Lar