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    Re: OutlookXP/localhost (OfficeXP v10 b 2627)

    I don't know why or if this would make a dif, but SMTP is the resource that sends your mail. Sometimes it's the same as the POP, but usually not. Localhost is always your system, with an IP 127.0.0.1. Are you running mail services off this laptop?

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    Re: OutlookXP/localhost (OfficeXP v10 b 2627)

    Thanks for the reply... I dont know what I was thinking... actually it's the incoming pop3 address thats getting changed to localhost.. any ideas?
    Thanks again..Phil

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    OutlookXP/localhost (OfficeXP v10 b 2627)

    Hi,
    After creating and successfully testing an account in outlook it suddenly ceased to work. Upon checking the account settings I found that the pop3 incoming mail server details had been replace by ' localhost '. The removed details had been appended to the username field after a ' ' . Reentering the correct details into the smtp field gave a successful test of the account settings again, but after ok 'ing out and using the account the same thing happened. This was using XP Home edition and Outlook XP on a ASUS m2400 laptop.
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    Re: OutlookXP/localhost (OfficeXP v10 b 2627)

    You are running a virus scanner or spam scanner. It works like this: the scanner starts up, and "listens" for POP3 requests sent to your computer (localhost). Your mailer passes your account name, server, and password to the local scanner which then downloads and scans your mail before returning it to your mailer.

    Lots of things have to go right in order for this to work. Sometimes increasing the timeout in Outlook will help. In other cases, the problem is that your POP server requires authenticated access.

    Does this help you identify the point of failure?

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    Re: OutlookXP/localhost (OfficeXP v10 b 2627)

    Yes it does .. Thank you very much indeed...

    Regards Phil...

    Cheers

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    Re: OutlookXP/localhost (OfficeXP v10 b 2627)

    Yes, thanks for your help. Some comfort to see I was not alone!

    David

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