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Outlook vs Outlook express

By win_user_Yuck ·
I have a system that uses the outlook express email.
I opened up the outlook express and checked my email, then after speaking with a friend, we were discussing outlook. I opened up the outlook and saw that I had several messages that were recently received that went to Outlook, and NOT the outlook express? Yet I also have gotten new email that went to express, and not outlook! Any ideas as to what is causing this?

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by earnest In reply to Outlook vs Outlook expres ...

If you are using both on your pc and both reference similar addressing then who I don't see why they couldn't receive the same data. Usuall the e-mail Id points to a Que or postoffice somewhere. Then a compatible e-mail client access the postoffice and retrieves the mail <data>. Outlook and outlook express are two peas off the same bush. If they point to a postoffice <queue>
then It is concievable they could get each others mail, If I understand your question properly??????

Bo

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by win_user_Yuck In reply to Outlook vs Outlook expres ...

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by Vern Anderson In reply to Outlook vs Outlook expres ...

You probably have 2 seprate e-mail accounts setup. One in Outlook Express and one in Outlook. typically Outlook Express is used for POP3 accounts where Outlook is used for corporate e-mail with Microsoft Exchange.

If Outlook is installed you should have an Outlook icon on your desktop (not a shortcut and icon) right click it and select properties. On the resulting window you should see a "show profiles" button, click that. On the profiles screen you should see all the profiles on that machine for Outlook. If there is only one click it if there is more than one click on your profile and click the properties button. In the resulting Window you should see what services you have setup for your profile.

If you see Microsoft Exchange server than it's a corporate e-mail account if you don't then it may be POP3 or something else.

Select each one, one at a time and view the properties of each service. Look for an advanced tab it should tell you weather your setup to use Outlook as dialup mode or networked mode.

Anyway if both outlook and Outlook Express are looking at the same account the reason you would not see the same exact messages in both inbox's is because the messages are downloaded off the server and stored locally onyour Hard Drive once they are downloaded locally and you attach with a different client like Outlook Express those messages are no longer on the server they were downloaded and stored in a .OST or .PST file on your drive. You may be able to imprt messages into Outlook Express from the PST or OST if you can find it on your hard drive. Do a search and then use OE's import to point to the same path and import those messages.

To avoid the problem choose one e-mail app or the other. I recommend Outlook Express (OE) because it teakes less memory and stuff to run it. And it was maid for internet e-mail.

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by drew_lgca In reply to Outlook vs Outlook expres ...

It sound like both are downloading e-mail off the server at different times. You should set up both to leave the e-mail on the server.
Outook express
goto tools +=>accounts=>pick the account=>advance =>click leave mail on server and remove fromserver then delete.

For outlook
right click on icon or goto =>setting=>control panel=>mail => internet mail=>advance=> click leave mail on server.

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by win_user_Yuck In reply to Outlook vs Outlook expres ...

I need to clarify better. I noticed that when I looked in Outlook, I had messages in the inbox, but I did not open Outlook. The messages ranged over the entire year, some as recent as last month. But I have not used Outlook for well over 9 months. My question is, how could those messages get to Outlook, even when I have not opened it. I use the Outlook express as my default email. I do not understand when I check my outlook express regularly, any messages can get to Outlook

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