Setting Up An Email Account ... POP3 etc

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Isabel Norval, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. I have tried to set up an email acount with microsoft windows, but only got
    as far as receiving an error report.

    I filled in POP3 on the first part of the server dialogue box and SM(P?)T on
    the second box

    These were complete random guesses as I have no idea what they mean or what
    the correct ones are, far less how to find them.

    Why do they have to make these systems so difficult? How do I find out this
    information?

    I am on broadband, is this anything to do with the question?

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks

    Isabel Norval
    Isabel Norval, Jun 3, 2010
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  2. Isabel Norval

    mac Guest

    "Isabel Norval" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have tried to set up an email acount with microsoft windows, but only got
    >as far as receiving an error report.
    >
    > I filled in POP3 on the first part of the server dialogue box and SM(P?)T
    > on the second box
    >
    > These were complete random guesses as I have no idea what they mean or
    > what the correct ones are, far less how to find them.
    >
    > Why do they have to make these systems so difficult? How do I find out
    > this information?
    >
    > I am on broadband, is this anything to do with the question?
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Isabel Norval


    Go here and use the link to 'How to set up Windows Mail'.

    http://help.virginmedia.com/system/...TION=1002&PARTITION_ID=1&TIMEZONE_OFFSET=null

    If you have problems get back to this message and please provide any
    complete error messages by copy & paste.


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/
    mac, Jun 3, 2010
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  3. Isabel Norval

    mac Guest

    "Isabel Norval" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have tried to set up an email acount with microsoft windows, but only got
    >as far as receiving an error report.
    >
    > I filled in POP3 on the first part of the server dialogue box and SM(P?)T
    > on the second box
    >
    > These were complete random guesses as I have no idea what they mean or
    > what the correct ones are, far less how to find them.
    >
    > Why do they have to make these systems so difficult? How do I find out
    > this information?
    >
    > I am on broadband, is this anything to do with the question?
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Isabel Norval


    Also see:

    http://help.virginmedia.com/system/...TION=1002&PARTITION_ID=1&TIMEZONE_OFFSET=null

    Use the settings provided on the link to 'addresses ending in blueyonder' in
    conjunction with the diagrams provided in my earlier link.


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/
    mac, Jun 3, 2010
    #3
  4. Isabel Norval

    VistaRookie Guest

    ALL POP3 email needs to have those settings
    in order for your mail to get from your email
    provider's servers to your computer.

    Whoever your email provider is, go to their
    website for instructions as to what should go
    in POP3 and SMTP. And the other settings.

    I hope you realize you need an email provider
    that gives you an email address first. You are
    NOT setting up an email address with Microsoft.
    You are setting up an email client, called Windows
    Mail.

    You will also benefit from clicking Help in Windows
    Mail. Your random guesses will never work.

    Isabel Norval;1692436 Wrote:
    > I have tried to set up an email acount with microsoft windows, but onl
    > got as far as receiving an error report.
    >
    > I filled in POP3 on the first part of the server dialogue box an
    > SM(P?)T on
    > the second box
    >
    > These were complete random guesses as I have no idea what they mean o
    > what the correct ones are, far less how to find them.
    >
    > Why do they have to make these systems so difficult? How do I find ou
    > this
    > information?
    >
    > I am on broadband, is this anything to do with the question?
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Isabel Norva


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    VistaRookie, Jun 3, 2010
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  5. It's really not that difficult.
    You get the correct mail server names from your mail service provider.
    Do you have an existing email address? If so, what is the part of
    your email address after the @ symbol? That part represents your
    mail service provider.

    Your mail provider will typically have a web page that shows how to
    set up an email program. If you need more help, tell us the name of
    your email service provider. If you currently don't have an email
    address, we can help with that also.

    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)


    "Isabel Norval" wrote in message news:...

    I have tried to set up an email acount with microsoft windows, but only got
    as far as receiving an error report.

    I filled in POP3 on the first part of the server dialogue box and SM(P?)T on
    the second box

    These were complete random guesses as I have no idea what they mean or what
    the correct ones are, far less how to find them.

    Why do they have to make these systems so difficult? How do I find out this
    information?

    I am on broadband, is this anything to do with the question?

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks

    Isabel Norval
    Gary VanderMolen \(MVP\), Jun 3, 2010
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