How can I create a pop3 account

Question

I purchased a new computer and Office XP back in September 2002. Before that, I had a computer that I had purchased in 1995, and had MSN as my internet provider. I was using Outlook Express for my email. When I tried to set up Outlook not using the web based email, they emailed me to say that I would be able to, but would have to do some different things to configure it. At that time I didn't have the time to take care of it, so I continued with Hotmail. When I found the time to configure it, I emailed again to get the instructions, and they emailed back saying that I was no longer able to configure my email other than web based. I do not like using the web based email. It seems to take longer to send and receive. also my Antivirus does not protect this email either. Is my only option to change internet providers? I would find that ironic in that it is their software that I enjoy using, but don't like it as much with the web based email. There has to be a better solution.

Thank you for your time. I hope to hear from you.

Sue Taylor

Answer

This question was answered on March 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

There's another choice you can setup a pop3 account as your e-mail service, but most pop3 services charge for premium service, there are free pop3 accounts out there like hotpop.com This is the setup for a pop3 account Go on the Internet and find a pop3 server, you can do it from the Internet search engine, and once you have found one you must go into command prompt and ping the pop3 server like this "ping pop3.servername.com" and ping smtp.sameservername.com" If you get a successful reply, write down the ip address or pop3 name Go into Outlook and select tools select accounts go into mail select add you will come to a selection page and select pop3 and continue to follow the setup in Outlook You should create an account for the pop3 e-mail server after you verify that it actually exist, and you verify that when you ping the service.

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 6, 2003