Help needed to receive emails

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Found 25th Mar 2010
Here goes,computer tower stopped working ect.Got a second hand 1 from a neighbour,it has not had much use.However I cannot receive emails on my outlook express account.Cannot remember putting in a password,I always write passwords down so I do not forget them.Any help much appreciated.

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Banned

no password no email !

also need pop and smtp settings, and port settings

if you dont have all of these, and esp the password, you are out of luck

sign up for a new gmail account, it also works online, so nothing to set up on your computer, access from anywhere with internet, and cant lose emails
messing with outlook, losing emails, is an old idea now, things are better with gmail

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whatsThePoint;8206212

Can you send them, if not sounds like you haven't set it all up



No cannot send them either.

Use the red boxes on the street corners till you get it sorted!

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jubbyme;8206213

no password no email !also need pop and smtp settingssign up for a new … no password no email !also need pop and smtp settingssign up for a new gmail account, it also works online, so nothing to set up on your computer, access from anywhere with internet, and cant lose emailsmessing with outlook, losing emails, is an old idea now, things are better with gmail



How do you sign up for a gmail account?Only reason I wanted the old account is that someone sent some pictures of my dad when he was younger with his parents and he died 2 years ago.:cry:

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terrapins2;8206335

How do you sign up for a gmail account?Only reason I wanted the old … How do you sign up for a gmail account?Only reason I wanted the old account is that someone sent some pictures of my dad when he was younger with his parents and he died 2 years ago.:cry:



signing up to gmail is the easy part

google.com/acc…e=2

and make a free account

getting the pictures back, I wish there was a way, can you contact who sent them via another way? or still have their email address?
hope so. getting a gmail address will prevent you losing stuff in future, as its not dependant on your pc

im close to crying with you!,

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jubbyme;8206391

signing up to gmail is the easy … signing up to gmail is the easy parthttps://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=mail&passive=true&rm=false&continue=https%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com%2Fmail%2F%3Fui%3Dhtml%26zy%3Dl&bsv=zpwhtygjntrz&ss=1&scc=1<mpl=default<mplcache=2and make a free accountgetting the pictures back, I wish there was a way, can you contact who sent them via another way? or still have their email address?hope so. getting a gmail address will prevent you losing stuff in future, as its not dependant on your pc



Thanks Jubbyme,it was my dads cousin who sent them,I had his email address and phone number but that will now be lost as well.I will see if my mum has his number but I very much doubt it.My sister still may have the email as I sent it to all my brothers and sisters.Thanks for all your help.

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the porter;8206522

whos your email account with virgin by any chance ?



Yes.Why?

Why not take the HDD out of your old pc and see if you cant install that as a slave onto your replacement PC and try and access your inbox folder and retrieve your important data?

Banned

Virgin can do a couple of things to help

first, they use googlemail as the backup system, so stuff should still exist online
they use a custom page but use google behind it

and they can help with resetting the password, give them a ring!

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kingy58;8206605

Why not take the HDD out of your old pc and see if you cant install that … Why not take the HDD out of your old pc and see if you cant install that as a slave onto your replacement PC and try and access your inbox folder and retrieve your important data?



Old computer has gone to the tip.

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Rep left to you all.Thanks for all your help.Will maybe be able to sort it one way or the other.:)

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the porter;8207165

was my link no help?



Have left you rep.Thanks Anita.

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the porter;8207202

thanks but did it work could u access your emails?



I will try it and let you know.I am a bit tired at the mo to take it all in.I have 2 teenagers who do not like to explaine as I ask to many questions.LOL.But thanks again.:-D

Banned

Hope you get your pics of your dad, if nothing else!

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jubbyme;8207256

Hope you get your pics of your dad, if nothing else!



So do I Jubbyme.They were very old photos,would guess early 1940s.Very old cars in the back ground ect.Thanks again for your help.Anita.

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Hi all,just to let you know I have got the emails back via virgin media.Only seems to go back to Jan though.Have text my sis to see if she still has got the email with dads picts on.Fingers crossed.Thanks again for all your help.
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