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    Outlook Express tries to dial up even though I have broadband


    My sister is having problems in that Outlook Express triews to dial up evben though she has broadband connected. She cannot use her email account via OE.

    Are there any common solutions for this prob?


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    does internet explorer cause the same problem?? outlook express uses the same settings as IE

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    Ultimate Member dr_roberts49's Avatar
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    It's been awhile, but I think you need to setup something in the options of Outlook Express. Explorer is already connecting you to the net via broadband, so it must be something in Outlook Express that is making it check for email and it's set to dial it up. You need to change that to "never dial up", I think that's what it says. Sorry, I can't remember. Haven't used Outlook Express in a long time.


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    Ultimate Member Jarhed7276's Avatar
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    Open OE then click on Tools> Options. Click on the Connections tab. Under Internet Connection Settings click the Change button. Remove anything in the Dial-up and Virtual Private Network settings window. If you are given the option to Never Dial A Connection click that.
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