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    Internet access and email

    I have a home network with both XP systems and ME and one laptop that uses 98SE. I use one system, running ME and WinProxy 3, as a Proxy server to allow internet connection sharing among all the systems. One of the XP systems can go online, but cannot get email. If I use the external modem on that machine-I CAN get email. (I have to physically unplug the network cable, though) My kids can get email from their various accounts on the other systems-and they can go online. It's only on mine that the email doesn't work. And I've tried using Outlook, Outlook Express, an Email POP3 checking program (POP3-Scanmail) and Mail Warrior. All run into the same-can't connect to server. Yet all work if I dial directly in using the modem attached to this particular computer.

    Another problem is seeing the network and the shared drives. This computer can see the other systems-but especially when trying to access the Proxy system-it takes minutes to get the drive list, then minutes to open the drive and see the files. Sometimes it stops responding and you have to close it. The Proxy is running ME. All computers run NetBuei. I've done re-installs of XP. Other systems can all see my system and the shared drives. This is giving me fits. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Internet access and email

    Are you sure NetBEUI protocol is installed on WinXP computer ?

    For more information
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/networking/netbeui.asp>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/usi...ing/netbeui.asp</A>

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    Re: Internet access and email

    Yes, NetBEUI is installed (per the instructions found elsewhere on this site-thankyou<img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Internet access and email

    Hi Lori,
    Do you have any firewall programs installed? It looks like your XP computer is outside firewall and has restricted access to some resources.

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    Re: Internet access and email

    I use WinProxy4 but I think the rules are the same for WinProxy3.

    In the WinProxy Configuration put the addresses of your POP3 and SMTP servers. Apply the changes.

    In your email clients put in the IP of your WinProxy host (probably 192.168.0.1) in the Accounts | Connection tab.

    Change your email id to just the username (eg. joe instead of joe@mail.isp.com).

    This usually works for any systems.
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    Re: Internet access and email

    Thanks Ian. I already had those settings...
    What is weird is that the email seems to have spontaneously fixed itself...??!! Then One of my kids' computers come up with the same symptoms...can go online, but can't get email. *I* could get his email on my system-so his account was valid...we checked all the settings-everything was the same...but no joy on his system. Then his, too, spontaneously started picking up his mail!
    I swear! I am getting very grey hair! This network is doing such bizarre things. But for the moment-she says with a sigh-everything is working OK.
    I appreciate the various posts. Thanks.
    Lori

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    Re: Internet access and email

    When/If the error occurs again note the *exact* error codes given for the failure to send or receive. They really do mean something. Solution to the problem depends on the exact error reported.
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    Re: Internet access and email

    Hi Ian,
    OK-I will. I have always assumed they were gobledy-gook messages...look impressive but impart zero useful info. I will definitely watch for them-send them on to you guys here and stand ready to learn!! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
    thanks,
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    Re: Internet access and email

    If you don't mind me jumping in this thread. Our office network has the same trouble. We used to be on a DSL network and all internet and e-mail worked fine since the modem was hooked up to the switch. Now we are using StarBand satellite for our internet (since we moved and can't get DSL. *sigh*. We are running Winpoxy on a computer acting as our gateway. Internet works fine with it, but no one can get e-mail. E-mail works fine using a dialup though.

    All programs that require internet I've had to put in the IP of the gateway computer. Our IM (ICQ) wouldn't work without it. Using Outlook, all the settings are correct. Do I need to put in the IP of the ISP as opposed to the name?

    In WinProxy I have the settings checked where it says allow e-mail. There is only one POP3 and SMTP IP area in WinProxy that you can fill in, but my PC reads from 5 different e-mail accounts at once.

    Is there something that can help me along with this situation?

    Many thanks!

    --KZ

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