I have two machines both, XP home, and networked. Machine ONE has a broadband link with uwclub and Outlook Express works well. Machine TWO has a working Internet Explorer accessed through the network. I wish machine TWO to also use its Outlook Express (using a second uwclub mailbox), using the same broadband link ... via the network.
I cannot find the settings needed in Machine TWO to get this to work. Or perhaps the answer lies in machine ONE's settings? Can anyone 'point' me towards a solution before I go mad!
Thanks Howard. I have no software firewall running. My Netgear ADSL router has a hardware Firewall, which I use. As I am able to use Internet Explorer from Machine TWO, would that prove that the software firewall is inoperative?
Is it possible to confirm that it sohould be possible to do what I want? i.e use Outlook Express from the networked machine Two?
you should be able to use any prog you want to it is a settings thing. Can you interogate the router firewall? it may also have settings for progs to allow to operate. The manual or makers site should list instructions
It's not very clear just what your problem is. If IE works on machine 2, then OE should also work on machine 2. Assuming you have the account set up correctly on machine 1, and indications are that you have, just ensure that the settings on machine 2 are identical. If, however, you are using a diffrent mailbox, follow your ISP's instructions for setting up that mailbox. And ensure also that the SMTP server is the same as that on machine 1 (very important). I have a similar setup (only difference is that Thunderbird is the mailserver on machine 2) and it works perfectly. Netgear's built-in hardware firewall treats all computers in your network as the same, so whatever it allows or stops for one, the same applies to the other.