email question

email question

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:22 pm

Who knows more than I know?

I use AOL for my email. When I go to Craigslist and click "reply to" it used to open my AOL email, but with my new computer it opens "Outlook Express". How do I change it so it goes to AOL instead of Outlook?

I'll bring two days of sunshine to the person that has the correct answer!

Thanks
Freddy
 
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Re: email question

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:45 pm

Freddy, I've wanted to know the same damn thing now for some time... I'll up the scheckles a bit and award 1 gallon of heating oil on top of your donation... That should get them pouring in!!!

Like I said, same issue here, I too use AOL and when I select "reply" same thing, opens Outlook Express... I've opened the thing up to set up e-mail options or whatever it says and it asks if you are a POP-corn and all these other kinds of servers or something... Well beyond me!!!

I'll be watching and the oil is waiting!!!

Adam
MURDOC1
 
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Re: email question

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:53 pm

You have to set your default email client to whatever one you are currently using. Otherwise it defaults to Outlook Express.

Go to "Internet Options" from either the control panel or the Tools menu on IE and select the "Programs" tab. From there you should be able to make the changes you want.

Can I have a bucket of coal instead of the heating oil? :D
wlape3
 
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Re: email question

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:13 pm

wlape3 wrote:You have to set your default email client to whatever one you are currently using. Otherwise it defaults to Outlook Express.

Go to "Internet Options" from either the control panel or the Tools menu on IE and select the "Programs" tab. From there you should be able to make the changes you want.

Can I have a bucket of coal instead of the heating oil? :D


Don't get ahead of yourself my friend!! You still need to tell us what type of provider AOL is... Is it POP-3 or which one of those options is it??? And it has to work too... Then and only then will this guy be tapping into the reserves!!!
MURDOC1
 
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Re: email question

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:57 pm

Sla-BAM! That worked! It more than works, it opens AOL, makes it go online, opens a mail & addresses it too! Yeeehaaa! I have looked for that screen before but couldn't find it.

OK.... I'm the sunshine king and I bestow upon you 2 days this coming August.... Probably the 14 & 23rd, but I may change my mind as the time comes near. Speak to Murdoc abut the fuel! *smile*
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: email question

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:31 pm

Hmm, now I see how it works at least... But, I use MSN as my browser type thing and have a Hotmail e-mail address that I use for professional purposes... I also have an AOL address that I use for 99% of e-mail communication/response and in the "settings" tab it does not show AOL as an option??? How do I add AOL to the list??? Currently it shows MSN and Outlook as the only two options for e-mail...
MURDOC1
 
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Re: email question

PostBy: wlape3 On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:57 pm

You can have only one email client which is embedded into windows. What you can do is to sign up for gmail which is totally free and offers over 7 Gb of storage. From Gmail you can access all of your other email addresses and also send from them. I use it this way as it is one of the few email clients my office firewall doesn't block. If it did block it Google would be blocked too.

Most clients are pop3 or offer several modes. Assume AOL is pop3.
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Re: email question

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:16 pm

YOu can have many different email accounts down load to Outlook express. Every time you open outlook express, it can go out and download/upload your mail to your account.

You just go into Outlooks express and ADD email account or someting like that.

I got rid of AOL a long time ago, it was just costing too much. Like they, said get a Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail email account, it's free and it doesn't matter your ISP (service provider) you never loose your mail. I think you just get AOL mail for a cheaper rate if you use another ISP service, if you wanted to keep your AOL mail account.
WNY
 
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Re: email question

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:39 am

WNY wrote:I got rid of AOL a long time ago, it was just costing too much.


AOL is free! If you "bring your own provider" AOL has been free for about 5 years now. I know....some people are still paying AOL. You have to call & ask, but that's a pretty simple thing to do! If you are strictly dial up, then AOL does cost $10 a month. Anyone with high speed internet can get AOL for free. Just go download it if you want it. I have never changed my email address....ever!
Freddy
 
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: email question

PostBy: kozel On: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:34 am

As far as an email client goes, I find Mozilla's Thunderbird very easy to configure multiple accounts. If you want to use a web based client consider signing up for an email address over at GMX.COM were you can configure multiple email accounts under the one account. If you own your own domain you can also have gmail host the mail for your domain under google apps. At the basic level it's free and you can have about 100 mail boxes.
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Re: email question

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:03 am

wlape3 wrote:You can have only one email client which is embedded into windows. What you can do is to sign up for gmail which is totally free and offers over 7 Gb of storage. From Gmail you can access all of your other email addresses and also send from them. I use it this way as it is one of the few email clients my office firewall doesn't block. If it did block it Google would be blocked too.


Ok, see I have Hotmail and when I boot my computer MSN comes up on my screen with Bing and I can access my hotmail right at the top of the screen, no big deal... Now, my AOL account I've had for 10-12 years its free like Freddy said, I havent paid them for many many years, but anyway, to access my aol mail I have to go to AOL.com and sign in and then I can view my mail... What I want to be able to do is have my AOL account as my default e-mail but still retain MSN as the homepage... Is this possible??? If so what do I do??
MURDOC1
 
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Re: email question

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:00 pm

Your home page and default client are two separate things. You can keep MSN as your home page and change your email to AOL. Just go to AOL.com and they will probably have instructions on how to set it up as a pop3 account or just select AOL in internet options/programs.

Yes, you can use Outlook Express too but I find gmail much easier to access as I don't have to be on my home pc to do it.
wlape3
 
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Re: email question

PostBy: kozel On: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:08 pm

wlape3 wrote:Yes, you can use Outlook Express too but I find gmail much easier to access as I don't have to be on my home pc to do it.


If you use Gmail or have a domain hosted by Google apps, you can configure your email to be access by an IMAP email client. If you have more than one system and you set up Outlook or Thunderbird to get your mail as an IMAP client you will always see all of your mail from either machine. Not as easy with POP3 because POP3 will want to download and delete mail from the server. When you do that with multiple computers unless you tweak the settings mail you receive on one machine will not be visible on another. IMAP solves that for email clients.

With Gmail you also have web access so if you are borrowing a computer and do not want to set up a client, you can still get to all of your mail from the web page.

Yahoo doesn't (or didn't, not sure what their stance is now) allow you IMAP access unless you pay a premium. If you have multiple email addresses from multiple vendors (hotmail, yahoo, aol, gmail) take a look at gmx.com. You can easily set up web access to all of you email on one web page.
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