Alternative mail program other than outlook expres

  suedeblue 11:51 15 Jul 2007

I am having problems with my outlook express and everytime I open it it wants to use dial up although I am on BT broadand.
I did for a while use orange dial up when I moved house in Febuary although I was with tiscali then.
I also cannot send mail via outlook as it tries to connect via dial up.
I was wondering whether I should try and use another mail program as I don't know how to rectify this problem.
I use mozilla firefox to access the net currently.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as always.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:19 15 Jul 2007

Open outlook express and go to tools-options-connection-change-highlight your Bb connection and click 'set as default' and ensure 'always dialmy default connection' is ticked.


  suedeblue 13:08 15 Jul 2007

Thanks Gandalf. I've just tried that but outlook still asks for dial up connection.
When I was with tiscali my connection looked slightly different to the BT hub connection.
I don't have any password or user name entered in the connection box.

  Reb 13:28 15 Jul 2007

are you using vista or xp cos I think they might be slightly different -
you could delete all the old connections that might be there - Im on broadband & I dont have any connections showing in the connection tab -
have you put in the correct new details of your email into outlook cos you wont be able to send til thats set up either

  suedeblue 13:40 15 Jul 2007

Reb, I'm using xp home. When you say correct new details do you mean my new BT connection details?

  JayDay 13:42 15 Jul 2007

Thunderbird is a good free alternative click here

  birdface 13:52 15 Jul 2007

Control Panel. Internet options.Connections .Lan Settings.Tick Automatically detect settings. Ok. Apply. Ok. Thunderbird is an obvious choice,but I use here Free version.

  Reb 14:21 15 Jul 2007

outlook will work its just not set up right.
There are plenty of other email progs you could try :-)
yes at somepoint you have to put in your user name & password & the pop & smtp settings - all this is probablly on your install disc from BT & all it will ask you to put in is your username and password, it does the rest for you if it doesnt its easy to do yourself

  Reb 14:26 15 Jul 2007

this says it will set up your BT email in outlook for you :-)

click here

  Reb 14:39 15 Jul 2007

sorry just found this page & it might be better but should help u out :-)

click here#

  woodchip 15:21 15 Jul 2007

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