How do I get dial-up connector to show

  JCT 15:58 02 Dec 2005
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Hi, folks,
Excuse me for being thick, but I'm playing with a new laptop that's got XP Home.

When I open Outlook Express, I get an error message saying it can't find a connection. I have to go to Control Panel or whatever, find my Dial-up connection, and tell it to connect. Only then can I do a send/receive in OE.

What do I have to do to sort myself out?

From previous experience, I know someone will help, and thank them in advance.

Cheers,
Jim

  keewaa 15:59 02 Dec 2005

Go to the dial up connection, right click on it, and there should be an option to send a shortcut (or create) to the desktop

  uisquebeathus 16:10 02 Dec 2005

Have you noticed on the Options, Dial Up tab you can make Outlook Express automatically connect to the Internet at startup

  rômanab 16:49 02 Dec 2005

Control panel > Internet Options > Connections.

Put a dot next to "always dial my default connection"

  JCT 13:56 06 Jan 2006

Thanks folks - I'm a bit thick at times.
Sorry about delay in acknowledging - just gone through the upheaval of moving house.
Cheers,
Jim

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