Outlook Express 5 - problem setting up

  toogie 12:55 29 Oct 05
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Recently reformatted drive on old PC and re-installed Win 98SE, to provide my 85 year old Father with Internet and email access.
Set up OE5 at my home successfully to try out.
Moved to his home, removed my accounts and tried to set up OE5 to get mail from his Tiscali account, so that he can compose 'off line'.
Whatever I try the servers cannot be found (cannot provide errror messages at moment as I am not at his location).
I have followed the wiuzard through and the only place I think I may be doing something wrong is with the Servers. When prompted I add POP3 and then SMTP do I need to add "@tiscali.co.uk
Grateful if anyone can provide the solution as I am having difficulty convincing my Dad that we should persevere......he is close to resorting to writing letters !

  Klof Ron 12:57 29 Oct 05

Should be

pop.tiscali.co.uk

smtp.tiscali.co.uk

  toogie 13:02 29 Oct 05

Why not POP3 which is what is in my own OE6 ?

  VoG II 13:06 29 Oct 05
  toogie 13:20 29 Oct 05

Thanks Vog and Klof Ron, I will try this again when I visit later today.
I would still be interested to know why my OE6 account works with pop3.homecall.co.uk when your advice is to drop the '3'
I'm not being pedantic.........just trying to learn !

  toogie 19:09 29 Oct 05

I'm back. Have managed to get the OE5 sending emails but get the following message when trying to recieve.

Any ideas ?

There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your Password was rejected.
Account: 'pop.tiscali.co.uk', Server: 'pop.tiscali.co.uk', Protocol: POP3,
Server Response: '-ERR [SYS/TEMP] mailbox locked by other server', Port:
110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC92

  VoG II 19:39 29 Oct 05
  Stuartli 21:05 29 Oct 05

Why not install IE6 as it's much more secure than 5?

POP3 is listed at the top of the configuration page for pop and smtp settings.

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