I have OE 6 installed and run Win98. About two weeks ago I stopped getting e-mails except when I happen to have OE open and am on-line. I have NTL broadband and have called their tech support three times now. Each time we have run through the set-up routine to make sure POP anms SMTP addresses are correct. That hasnt fixed it and tech support cant offer me any more help. I have since installed Incredimail in an attemot to get things going, and have also tried out SpamJab to see if removing the spam at the server might help. Nothing seems to work. Anyone got any ideas?
Yes, you see what happens is this. YOU CONNECT ONLINE and your e-mails are retrieved from your Internet Service Provider, but if you GO OFFLINE then there is NO CONNECTION with which to retrieve them....TT
As VoG™ says, you need to be on-line to receive emails. This can be done from your browser by manually clicking on the mail Icon and then click on "Read Mail" or you can have express open and minimised to the taskbar and set it to check automatically for any mail every X minutes. The Icon will flash and you will hear a system sound if one is selected.
Hope this answers your question or have we misunderstood your problem. j.
...when I go on-line on my home PC after it's been switched off all day and open OE, i expect to get all my e-mails that have stacked up on the server. However, for the last couple of weeks, I've had no e-mails waiting for me. I've checked this by sending myself e-mails from work on numerous occasions. None have arrived. However, if i'm using my home PC online and I send myself an e-mail, it arrives, as does spam and any other e-mail sent while I've got OE running. It's like the server is not storing any of my e-mails but is simply firing them onto my e-mail addrerss as they come in. And if i'm not logged on to receive them, they are lost. Like I said, tech support were no help and claimed it was nothing to do with their kit. So i can only imagine it must be settings my end. And thats where I'm stumped...