email settings

By shortyJ
Jan 12, 2007
  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.

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

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