I have a recentley puchased computer. Outlook express, accounts. I have to re enter my (Servers},settings back to my IP because after I power off and on;My server has changed to Incoming mail:127.0.0.1 outgoing mail:127.0.0.1. Can someone please help.
Both if these issues are almost certainly to do with your Anti-Virus programs.
The way most AV programs check your incoming mail is to insert a "proxy server" (ie it's own server) - in between the incoming email and your Inbox. Then it checks the mail on this proxy server, and only if it's virus free, lets it into your inbox. The proxy server is commonly called "localhost" - but other things can be used.
So - there's nothing necessarily wrong with what you see.
The problem arises if this proxy doesn't work or integrate correctly into your system.
To try and correct this -
Firstly - close down email checking in your AV program.
Secondly set the mail server names back to their normal names.
Thirdly - after closing and opening you email program, send yourself an email to check correct functioning - then close the email program again.
Fourthly - re-initiate email protection in your AV program.
Lastly send yourself an email again to check with AV protection in place.
Thanks for your kind suggestions. I will try them out and let you know if they work. I did suspect that it was something to do with the broad band ports or,that device as I have seen the same number when looking at my system details (somewhere) but at the moment i can't remember where. Thanks again, Tufnut
Thanks to Diesse. cuddles,and jake5. As I have Norton AV. The configuration menu is difficult to relate to but after playing around with settings related to -POP 3 and others,I may have cracked it (with your help). I will let you know if I have any problems with same. All the best,Tufnut.
Thank you,DieSse, for the warning. I will go over settings on AV again and try to make sure,POP3, is safe. My outgoing mail is SMPT,and incoming is POP3. Iam very grateful for your help. Lot's of luck,Tufnut.
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