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    OE is acting up

    Ok, first of all, it feels very weird comming back to the old place, but what the heck.

    I have Win 98se, and Outlook Express 5 installed. For some reason every now and then (at random times) my POP3 Incoming mail server changes from "mail.earthlink.net" to "localhost". This happens randomly and then I have to change the settings back again or else I can't receive messages.

    Any ideas?

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    Ultimate Member AllGamer's Avatar
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    Hi dude
    Welcome Back to SysOpt

    the 1st thing i'll do is to find HOST

    it has no extension

    it's just a plain file in
    C:\windows

    either edit the HOST file or delete it

    then 2nd thing i'll do is to get into the OE mail account settings, and see what is listed for SMTP server, and POP3 server

    that should fix you up

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    thanks

    are you talking about hosts or Lmhosts?

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    Originally posted by lost-and-found
    thanks

    are you talking about hosts or Lmhosts?
    just simply "HOSTS"

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    Boy o Boy.

    Tell me, L&F - are you using Norton Antivirus 2000 or 2001 on this PC?
    MS MCP, MCSE

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    yes Bill brings up a good point
    that will be totally normal if you are in fact running NAV 2k+ with the POP3 email scan enabled

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    no NAV, but PC-CIllin 2000 pop3-scanning. OK, so I will disable that. What is the reason for POP3 scanning to change my POP3 server?

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    the AV software have to RE-ROUTE the email locally into a TEMP place to scanne it then re-attach it, then deliver it back to your mail software

    yeah crazy stuff, so much work for such a simple task

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