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FoxyMX
15-08-2005, 10:02 AM
A computer that I have just cleaned up has an account setting in OE that I have never come across before and I am unable to download or send emails as it is.

The account settings are as follows:

Email address: businessname@businessname.co.nz

Server (incoming mail): 127.0.0.1
Server (outgoing mail): 127.0.0.1

Account name: businessname#mail.businessname.co.nz

As the computer's owner is not available until later on today it would be good if someone could confirm whether the above is normal or not.

Speedy Gonzales
15-08-2005, 10:09 AM
It might be for a business, but incoming is usually pop and outgoing smtp.

127.0.0.1 means localhost, so really incoming and outgoing atm, are going nowhere.

Altho the program I use (Spampal) for Spam, the incoming is 127.0.0.1 as it needs to go thru Spampal, so it can detect / delete spam.

So those settings should be something like

pop.businessname.co.nz (or pop3.businessname.co.nz)
smtp.businessname.co.nz

It depends on how they've configured their email / server.

FoxyMX
15-08-2005, 10:19 AM
That's what I thought, Speedy but changing to pop.businessname.co.nz (or pop3.businessname.co.nz) doesn't work either.

There is no spam blocking program installed.

Looks like I am just going to have to wait and ask the owner.

personthingy
15-08-2005, 10:34 AM
IIRC 127.0.0.1 was the correct pop3 settings on the email client settings used to divert mail through a very early version of NAV, but SMTP.isp.co.nz was still the settings for out going mail.

FoxyMX
15-08-2005, 10:37 AM
I fixed it. Changed the account name to business rather than businessname and incoming pop3 to mail.businessname.co.nz rather than pop.businessname.co.nz.

Inbox is currently filling up fast with over 100 messages coming. :eek:

Edit: I might have known... it's mostly spam. :rolleyes:

FoxyMX
15-08-2005, 10:38 AM
IIRC 127.0.0.1 was the email client settings used to divert mail through a very early version of NAV.
Now that would make a lot of sense as I have removed an old NAV from it. Thanks for that personthingy. :thumbs:


Now for one very last minor niggle and I'm done...

personthingy
15-08-2005, 10:54 AM
Now that would make a lot of sense as I have removed an old NAV from it. Thanks for that personthingy. :thumbs:
*wonders what year the virus definitions on that version of NAV were last updated*

FoxyMX
15-08-2005, 01:33 PM
Actually they were updated last week but in true fashion Nortons suffered a classic meltdown and took goodness knows what with it.

Even though their subscription still had six months to run the owners requested that the NAV 2002 be replaced with a more up-to-date alternative.

Peter Cox
15-08-2005, 05:28 PM
127.0.0.1 in the incoming and outgoing mail servers are the correct and current settings if you are using AVG 7.xxx free edition antivirus email scanning with outlook express or incredimail as your mail client.
HTH PC

FoxyMX
16-08-2005, 08:25 AM
Thanks for that Peter.

drcspy
16-08-2005, 08:59 AM
re peters comment about 127.0.0.1 as the correct settings for avg.........not in my experience matey..........just the usual pop3 etc settins work for me and on the many many pc's i've set up with avg.........

Safari
16-08-2005, 09:05 AM
Older versions of AVG added those server settings if mail scan was enabled.
Newer versions don't change the ISP server settings even with mail scan on.

tweak'e
16-08-2005, 09:40 AM
avg6 used the 127.0.0.1 as does avaast with win9x and early, very early, nortons. avg7 and just about every current antivirus uses LSP type connection (ie no need to change any email settings).

outlook
18-08-2005, 05:48 PM
OK seems to work now with this information about dbx reader (http://www.oemailrecovery.com ) and outlook express help (http://www.mail-repair.com)