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Frequently Asked Questions about Outlook Express

My Outlook Express does not send and receive email. What's wrong?
Why does Outlook Express block my email attachments?
How can I transfer my Outlook Express data to another computer?
How can I backup my Outlook Express?
Do you answer questions on Outlook Express?
 

My Outlook Express does not send and receive email. What's wrong?

Your email account may be configured incorrectly, in which case you will see this error message when trying to send or receive email:

Error Message

To solve the problem, you will have to find out your outgoing and incoming server names and correct your account settings. Contact your email service provider for:

  1. The name of the incoming mail server (POP3)
  2. Your account name and password
  3. The name of the outgoing mail server (SMTP server)
  4. If the server requires authentication.

To correct your account settings:

  1. Choose Tools > Accounts from the Outlook Express menu.
  2. In the Internet Accounts dialog box, select your account and click the Properties button.
  3. Click the Servers tab and check the name of the incoming mail server (POP3), the name of the outgoing mail server (SMTP), account name, password and authentication options.

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Why does Outlook Express block my email attachments?

Outlook Express 6 includes a new Virus Protection feature—it does not let you open attachments that could potentially be a virus. If you are sure that your attachments are safe, you can disable this protection. To access your email attachments:

  1. Click the Security tab of the Tools > Options dialog box.
  2. Uncheck the checkbox labeled "Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus".
  3. After you've opened the attachments, don't forget to turn protection back on (if you want to).

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How can I transfer my Outlook Express data to another computer?

You can transfer your email messages manually, using the Import / Export commands of Outlook Express, but transferring other settings such as accounts, rules, signatures, and identities is a very complicated process that requires advanced technical skills. Outlook Express Backup Wizard makes it very simple to transfer your data by following these easy steps:

  1. Backup your Outlook Express with Outlook Express Backup Wizard.
  2. Copy the resulting backup file to the target computer via LAN, CDR, or removable drive.
  3. Restore the backup file to Outlook Express on the second computer. To do this, run the wizard, choose the Restore option, and select your backup file.

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How can I backup my Outlook Express?

To backup your Outlook Express, you can use Outlook Express Backup Wizard. It will save your identities, email messages, address book, accounts, message rules, blocked sender list, and signatures to a single backup file. If your computer crashes, the wizard will restore your Outlook Express from the backup file. Click here to download the free trial version of Outlook Express Backup Wizard.

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Do you answer questions about Outlook Express?

We are not the authors of Outlook Express and do not answer questions related to this product. Our customer support team answers only questions related to the backup / restore process and our software product, Outlook Express Backup Wizard. To get help with Outlook Express, visit the Microsoft Customer Support website: http://support.microsoft.com.

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