Opera 7 cannoy find proxy server

  rawprawn 13:26 10 Jun 03
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I have just downloaded Opera 7 & installedit, but I am getting the message cannot find proxy server. How do I get it online?

  Pesala 13:34 10 Jun 03

Are you on a network?

Preferences, Network, Proxy Servers is blank for me, but I don't use a network.

  rawprawn 14:06 10 Jun 03

No, I'm not on a network I'm stand alone. it seems to be giving me problems in Outlook as well , when I picked up the PCA reply email Word wouln't open the link to take me to this page. I will keep playing with the preferences to see if I can get it working.

  Pesala 14:30 10 Jun 03

I'm on NTL Home broadband, so there is no dial-up. I just ping the bbc to check if the connection is up or down, if I am having problems. If you are on dial-up, you might have to go online with BT-click or whatever first. I can't remember.

Setting up an email account should be easy. File, Import, Mail, then choose your program. That should import your account settings and messages.

  rawprawn 14:38 10 Jun 03

Ok, I have got it online, but the only way I could do it was by dialling up with IE first then go with Opera. I think I can solve the email problem but I can't figure out why it won't dial up on it's own. It is telling me that pop3 & Smtp are disconnected, & I can't see where to put it right in preferences. I wonder if I had a bad installation for some reason, I thought it would seek out it's own connections.I have allowed it in my firewall.

  Lillylou 15:08 10 Jun 03

I had the same problem when I installed Opera 7. I am with BT Openworld and I couldn't use my Incredimail either. In the end I had to uninstall it.

  powerless 15:12 10 Jun 03

In opera there has to be the option to send all connections a through a proxy server (just like in MSIE).

Opera is probbly set to go through a proxy, but there isn't one (as some ISP, dont allow you to) or the settng for the proxy server are wrong.

Find this setting. (cant remember where it as i dont use opera anymore)

  rawprawn 15:50 10 Jun 03

Thanks for your help guys, I have spent the last all afternoon playing around with it & getting nowhere except creating other problems. I have decided to uninstall it on the basis that IE works perfectly well for me with no problems, so if it aint broke don't fix it.

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