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Patriote March 18, 2007 10:56 AM

Outlook express
Hey Guys,

First...Not sure if it's the right place to post this... if not im sure Barb will move it :bleh:

I hope someone will be able to help me with this as i never used\understaood it...i know i know :ph34r:

So, i always used Free e-mails account such as hotmail.com from Msn Messenger since im into computer...(Um... maybe like since 4 years ? maybe 5...) and now i really want to get something else than that free e-mail account cuzz sometimes when i want to register on a forum or simply send a e-mail to a company regarding one of my order... they don't reply back because there filter filtered my e-mail address because it's an hotmail.com...

So, iw as wondering where to start with Outlook express ? First is that a good thing ? lol i really don't know anything about e-mails accounts. I have no clue how it work, who provide the service or how to set-up one.

Any help is appreciated!

b1lk1 March 18, 2007 12:24 PM

Free email services don't work with Outlook, you may be able to get then to work with Thunderbird (Mozilla's Outlook) with the right plug ins, but no desktop email programs will work with free email clients 100%.

And now that I just reread your question and realized I didn't answer you properly, what ISP do you have? You should be able to get an email address through them that is not a ***@hotmail.com account.

enaberif March 18, 2007 12:26 PM

just go through your ISP as you usually get 1 free email address through them.

If telus its ***x@telus.com if shaw its ***x@shaw.ca

Forge March 18, 2007 01:03 PM

Once you get your email address from your ISP then you will also have the information needed to make a free service like gmail check your ISP email.

Your ISP email address will automatically be checked when you go to gmail. For example I am with Cogeco for internet and have an email with them that I use gmail only to check that email address.

Patriote March 18, 2007 02:18 PM

Thanks Guys!

So, yeah my ISP is Videotron. I guess ill have to call them to know what is the e-mail they gave me.

So, you guys say that when ill have that e-mail address ill be able to use for example Msn Messenger to see my e-mails ? That would be kinda cool.

Thanks for the replys! Ill call them tomorrow as now im kinda tired. Been up for about 24h and don't feel like waiting half an hour on the phone. Ill definitely end up sleeping on it. lol

enaberif March 18, 2007 03:49 PM

I have my shaw and telus emails forwarded to my gmail account.

BALISTX March 19, 2007 12:49 AM

You can set up free services like Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail in Outlook Express.
You can find the information here.

Setting Up Gmail in Outlook Express

Setting Up Hotmail in Outlook Express

Setting Up Yahoo in Outlook Express

Setting up Videotron in Outlook Express

Setting up Rogers in Outlook Express

Setting up Shaw in Outlook Express

Patriote March 19, 2007 04:22 AM

Wow, Thanks a lot Killer!

Im getting through it now.

BALISTX March 19, 2007 11:25 AM


Not at a problem. Let me know if you have any problems.

Patriote March 20, 2007 11:03 AM

Awesome! Thanks a lot K1LLER_INSTINCT!

I got it to work. called Videotron for username, pass and e-mail adress, used the easy guide you linked above and got it to work!

I know it may sound dumb but i never knew i could do that with Videotron! I have been with them for a while now and i never used Outlook Express! Always had that full of sh:censored:t hotmail.com free stuff! ...

Thanks again K1LLER_INSTINCT! :thumb:

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