Love vista but hate windows mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Sarah, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Sarah

    Sarah Guest

    I can't get it to work to save my life. I have to go through webmail to
    check my email.
     
    Sarah, Aug 1, 2007
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  2. Sarah

    Julian Guest

    People in this group will help you, free of charge,
    to get it working if you give them a chance.

    What is the problem?

    Are you getting error messages?

    Please read this...

    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
     
    Julian, Aug 1, 2007
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  3. Sarah

    Sarah Guest

    The last thing I really need right now is someone telling me to read "how to
    write a good post" seriously, given the fact that most people on here have
    played with and failed at getting a new product working that should have
    apparently gone under a bit more testing before release...the frustration
    should be understandable. I am far from a newbie when it comes to computers
    and programs and I have set up many email accounts. This one has issues. And
    yes...I am getting the same error message that many people are getting.

    The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'webmail.adelphia.net',
    Server: 'webmail.adelphia.net', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No,
    Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
     
    Sarah, Aug 1, 2007
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  4. Sarah

    Julian Guest

    That is not true.
    Do you think M$ should have altered Vista to cope with
    the crapware tools that PC manufacturers receive money to
    include in their builds instead of the working tools that are free?

    There are hardly any problems with Windows Mail on systems that
    haven't been infected by incompatible software providing the settings
    are correct.
    It is, but it is misplaced.
    PC manufacturers, Crap AV software, and incompetant ISPs
    are the bad guys when it comes to Vista email problems.
    But it is your fault..
    You have not specified the correct server name.

    Adelphias POP and SMTP servers are called "mail.adelphia.net"

    Change the nonsensical "webmail.adelphia.net" to the correct name in

    Tools > Accounts > your email > Properties > Servers >

    note. both POP3 and SMTP
     
    Julian, Aug 1, 2007
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  5. I would suggest that you start by asking Adelphia how you should set up
    WinMail to receive their email. Getting the server names right is the first
    step.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Aug 1, 2007
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  6. Sarah

    Julian Guest

    I wouldn't be surprised if she hadn't even asked them or even
    bothered to look at their web site but just allowed her prejudices
    to run riot.
     
    Julian, Aug 1, 2007
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  7. As Frank indicated, you have the server name incorrect. Go to Adelphia's
    website and look for the instructions on how to set up for OE and that will
    be the same as for Vista.

    Also disable any antivirus software set to scan email. See
    www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

    steve
     
    Steve Cochran, Aug 1, 2007
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  8. Sarah

    Julian Guest

    The trouble with that approach,
    ie. consulting the responsible party,
    is that it offers little scope for a rant.
     
    Julian, Aug 1, 2007
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  9. Sarah

    bjr Guest

    Where I live Adelphia went to Comcast. Other areas went to Time Warner.
    If you are still on an Adelphia address, your email addresses will be
    changing if they haven't already. The web site for Adelphia here is no
    longer available.
     
    bjr, Aug 1, 2007
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  10. Sarah

    Julian Guest

    This should be ok for WM too.
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011391551033.aspx
     
    Julian, Aug 1, 2007
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  11. Follow the money. The OP should ask for help from whatever
    entity collects his ISP payment.

    Gary VanderMolen
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Aug 1, 2007
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