Outlook Express Settings

  Allyballs 16:07 21 Aug 06

I am running Windows 98SE and OE 6. Recently I am finding OE will not keep its settings. When it stops I look at Tool/Acoounts to find the Mail and SMTP settings have been replace by which is the number reserved for your own computer - so I am told. If I reset the Account then it works for a short while then reverts again. It has been suggested it might be the Virus checker - I am riunning Avast or the Firewall- I am running Outpost.

A third possibility was a Trojan. I have scanned with A squared and there was indeed a Trojan which was quarantined but OE is STILL doing it.

Any ideas?

  brundle 16:23 21 Aug 06

turn off the avast email scanner provider and see if it keeps happening.

any virus will be caught by avast if you open a dodgy email anyway

  Woolwell 16:33 21 Aug 06

I've had this happen with anti-spam programs. Sounds like an e-mail scanner as brundle suggests.

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