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    Configuring Outlook Express (OE 5 and OE6.x)

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    OK I am running under Windows 2000 Pro, and I need some help with MS-Outlook Express.

    I would like to have Outlook Express download ALL my Hotmail messages into 3 different mailboxes one for each Hotmail account.

    Then I would like to have OutLook Express delete ALL the messages in my 3 Hotmail accounts BUT next time when it gets the new messages it should NOT delete the old messages I downlaoded before.

    Another question is how can I tell Outlook to store all my messages in a certain folder? I want to make a folder that gets backed up every night.

    Thanks a million for any help.

    Wassim
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    Re: Configuring Outlook Express (OE 5 and OE6.x)

    You can establish access to each of your Hotmail accounts thru Outlook Express via ToolsAccountsAddMail, but you cannot create Message Rules for web based accounts (HTTP) in Outlook Express.

    So, although you can have your Hotmail messages downloaded to each one of your individual Hotmail account inboxes in Outlook Express respectively, beyond that you're out of luck.

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    Re: Configuring Outlook Express (OE 5 and OE6.x)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> J

    Thanks for your reply, but I have a couple of questions here:

    1) Once I download my message from the Hotmail's server can I write rules for the messages on my hard drive?

    2) How do I setup the account for Hotmail? I was told it is something special and some settings will be automatically set when you do the right thing.

    3) How do I delete my messages on the Hotmail server? This is the biggest problem. I don't want to just download the messages, I need to stop betting these Your account size it exceeding limits" messages.

    Thanks

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    Re: Configuring Outlook Express (OE 5 and OE6.x)

    1) no. rules don't work on http.
    2) once you enter a hotmail address, it mostly does the rest for you.
    3) delete them from OE and they are deleted from the server. move (by dragging) any you want to keep to a local mail folder.

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    Re: Configuring Outlook Express (OE 5 and OE6.x)

    Hey Wassim

    As I mentioned earlier, to set up an existing Hotmail account in Outlook Express, open your "Tools" menu, go to AccountsAddMail, then just follow the simple, self explanatory steps. Takes about 30 seconds per account unless your a lousy typist like me.

    After establishing a given account and exiting, you will be asked if you want to download folders specific to that account. Do so. The Account and its folders will be placed in the left window pane (marked "folders"). If you want to customize the designation of any of the accounts shown in that pane, right click on it, select properties, and change the name to whatever you like.

    I may be mistaken, but if I remember correctly, once Hotmail messages are deleted (moved to the Hotmail delete folder) they are no longer subject to the 2 mb space limitation. So, if you are getting the space warnings, you must be leaving a lot of old messages in your other web based folders.

    First of all, downloading messages from your Hotmail server does not place the messages on your harddrive. Mary gave you the proper advice. Create as many sub-folders as you like under "Local Folders." Then, periodically, move your downloaded Hotmail messages (inbox folder) as well as the messages in the other Hotmail folders to these local subfolders, thus transferring the mail from your web-based Hotmail to your harddrive, and resolving your web-based space limitation problem.

    Finally, you can go to ToolOptions and explore the various maintenance options available to you for the mail stored on your HD, i.e. automatically deleting messages every time you exit OE.

    Good Luck

    J

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