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email settings

By shortyJ
Jan 12, 2007
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  1. Hi!

    Does anyone know why my POP3 setting would change when I restart my computer? I have Outlook Express and my mail server is sbcyahoo. My POP 3 setting changes from sbcyahoo to a number.

    I only noticed this because I wasn't receiving my email, so I checked the settings.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    depends. Some email scanners operate as a proxy like this
    Code:
    proxy opens real postoffice (say xyz.domain.com port 110)
          + 
          + opens local port ( 127.0.0.1 port 10110)
                                                 |
    install modifies your email client to open --+
    
    your email client will then show pop3 server = 127.0.0.1 port 10100
    and the smtp may also be change *if* you scan outgoing email
     
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