Outlook Express problem

  terendak_uk 18:23 01 Sep 2007
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Hi.
I use Outlook Express as my email client.Every 15mins or so it stalls ( I get a "not responding" message) ...if I wait a further minute , all is well again.I would be very grateful for any thoughts regarding this problem.
Carl

  Forum Editor 18:33 01 Sep 2007

because it's polling the mail server. Try altering the polling frequency in the accounts options settings, and see if that makes a difference.

  terendak_uk 18:49 01 Sep 2007

Forum Editor!
I will check this as soon as the B****y OE un-stalls...ah! Ok, do I go into Accounts or Options? I just tried both and I cannot see "polling frequency" in either.
Carl

  terendak_uk 18:55 01 Sep 2007

In Options I note that, under the "general" tab, "default Messaging Programs" it states that "This application is NOT the default Mail handler".
Relevant/irrelevant?
Never have to change this on many other PCs.
Thanks.
Clueless Carl.

  VoG II 18:56 01 Sep 2007

Tools > Options > General tab > Check for messages every...

These glitches can also occur if your ISP's mail servers are playing up.

  terendak_uk 19:05 01 Sep 2007

"Check for new messages every" is set at 30mins! Ok..I have changed it to 60 mins. Let's see. Sure ISP might be at fault but...this happens every time I use this PC...not the other two in my house.
Thanks very much
Carl

  terendak_uk 19:49 01 Sep 2007

Just tried to reply to an email...within 20mins. Stalled again. Came back within 5 mins so I started another email...then it stalled again, for around 60secs. Perhaps it's my PC.
A clean install of Windows is required?
C

  terendak_uk 15:36 02 Sep 2007

just rechecked. Have to admit that, until recently, I had another problem with OE: although I could send emails, OE also saved them in Outbox, so everytime I subsequently sent another email, all previous emails were resent....Very embarrassing!
However, OE just "righted" this, after two weeks of immediately manually deleting all these sent- emails from Drafts.
Now this problem. I am perplexed. Can anyone further advise me? I would be very grateful
Thanks
Carl

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