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cant access http mail from o_express6

By wtcr ·
I changed to a new computer running WinXP and now cannot access my http email account with Outlook Express 6.0. I have been accessing the same account on my previous computer running WinME and OE 4.5 without no problems.

OE 6.0 gave me the following error message:
"Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: '', Server: '', Protocol: HTTPMail, Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x80042007"

Another error message that came up after initial configuration of my http account was:
"Your server does not support the required http methods".

Is there some settings in OE 6.0 that I should disable to make it compatible to OE 4.5 and allow me access to this particular email server?


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by Oldefar In reply to cant access http mail fro ...

There is a similar problem associated with Hotmail. The text of the write up at Microsoft is as follows (
This behavior can occur if you have multiple Hotmail e-mail accounts that are assigned to a single e-mail identity in Outlook Express.
To work around this behavior, create one or more new e-mail identities and verify that only one Hotmail account exists for each e-mail identity.

For additional information about how to create a new identity, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
20**69 How to Create and Use Identities in Outlook Express
You might want to try the new identity approach.

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by wtcr In reply to cant access http mail fro ...

Thanks Oldefar.

I was referring the http mail from my company's website - not the hotmail account.
Any pointers.


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