Sync O.E. with msn mail Account

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Alan, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone can give me some idea as to why I cannot seem to get O.E. to sync with my @msn.com e-mail account.

    I can get my @hotmail.com accounts to sync but no joy with the @msn.com accounts.

    It was sync'ing ok until I have just done a re-format, am I missing something in the accounts set up procedure:eek:

    Any help appreciated as this has been pisting me off for a while now:rolleyes:

    Alan
     
  2. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Alan - just a shot in the dark as I do not use @msn.com e-mail but it would be my guess that you have something wrong or an incorrect URL on the "server tab" under properties for that account!

    Don't know what ya need for your msn.com e-mail - maybe this can get ya looking in the right direction????? :confused:
     
  3. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hi dy,

    Thx for the reply ;)

    When I try to sync the @msn.com e-mail accounts and get to the "My incoming mail server is a" I have three choices

    POP3
    IMAP
    HTTP

    Now I know its a HTTP sever so I follow the instructions from there, everything is ok.

    Try to get the Folder to download into O.E. and get the "Try again later" message.

    I have e-mailed Hotmail support but as yet recieved no reply :blink:

    As I said before @hotmail.com works like a charm

    If anyone else has any ideas please post

    Alan:blink:
     
  4. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Alan have you tried using Pop3? When I used to use msn my settings were:
    pop3.email.msn.com
    smtp.email.msn.com

    I never had a HTTP, and I believe I checked the box for secure password as well (it's been so long I have forgotten the exact name of the box, sorry). I haven't used msn in awhile so things might have changed. I hope I was able to help a little!
     
  5. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hi F/Dredd

    Just tried your suggestion with no luck :(

    I have tried all sorts of various ways to configure the accounts with @msn.com, but as I say with no luck.

    Thnx for the reply anyway ;)

    Alan
     
  6. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Are you using MSN Explorer on that pc? They have that thing where you have to use their browser! Just thought I'd ask...
     
  7. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    MSN explorer is installed..

    But I always use I.E.

    How do you mean?
    Cheers
    Alan
     
  8. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    If you have MSN Explorer 7 or 8 you can't use Outlook Express. They make it so you have to use the Explorer browser in order to get the email.
     
  9. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hmmmm,

    I have it installed, but don't use it.


    The thing is it was working ok until a recent re-format :confused:

    I'm currently reading through a msn article on this subject and seem to be getting a little further with..

    [pop3.email.msn.com] in the "incoming mail server POP3" Box

    [smtp.email.msn.com] in the "outgoing mail server SMTP" Box

    When sync'ing now I am getting a box up requiring my username and password, but for some reason its not accepting them. :confused:

    I can see the F.B.H. coming out soon. /me mad

    Cheers
    Alan
     
  10. funky dredd

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    You'll need to go to the properties of that account and put your info in and then check the box to remember password (unless you have already done that), also try checking the login with either secure or clear text (can't remember which one). That might help as well!
     
  11. MadRaven

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    Try this

    This will do the trick,
    Use the HTTP tool located at http://supportservices.msn.com/us/oeconfig/ to check @msn.com email in Outlook Express. This tool will configure OE to work with @msn.com, as it needs a different server than @hotmail.com.
    Hope it helps, did the job for me

    MadRaven®
     
  12. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Argggggggh

    wtf

    Time for something to eat, a little calmer, a re-think and then the F.B.H. will be coming out :)

    Alan
     
  13. MadRaven

    MadRaven Guest

    Did you sign in with your msn passport?
    Cause if you signed in with hotmail it surely won't work.
    After your response I rechecked it myself, workes fine!

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  14. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Re: Try this


    You are a star :D :D :D


    I was signing in using my Hotmail id instead of my msn id.

    It is all sync'ed up now, thax a lot


    Alan:)
     
  15. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    MadRaven,

    Sorry my post hit just as you replied.


    Once again thax a bunch

    If you are ever down my way the first one's on me :)

    Alan
     
  16. MadRaven

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    :)
    You welcome,
    glad I've been able to help.

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  17. Alan

    Alan its only fun

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    Hey MadRaven,

    Forgot to mention [wrapped up in my little problem];)

    Welcome to the community :):):)


    Alan
     
  18. MadRaven

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    Been here from the start (visiting XP-erience daily since late last year, if I remember correctly), but I've been lazy to register and to post :p !
    This is one of the best sites there is!
    Although I wish they add an RSS server to work with the news plugin/ trillianpro (works about the same as Klipfolio)

    MadRaven®