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teessidetone

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Re: Win 98 trouble
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2007, 10:34:01 AM »
so how do i find what my previous mail details were, to re use my mail programme, i set up outlook express years ago and have never had to alter it in anyway thats why i`m not sure what to change now.its an old system and pc, just ticking along but in hindsight it was doing a decent job, i thought by downloading av it would just spruce things up a bit, obviously not. now i check whether important mail, i`m waiting for has arrived

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Re: Win 98 trouble
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2007, 03:40:00 PM »
1. I have tried to show you that the information is there but it is in a different format and location you need to put that in the right place. Did you not manage to expand the image I posted, that shows what avast does to be able to scan your email. The original information is still there and although in a different format and location it can still be seen and you should be able to change everything back using that information.

Replace the server address, 127.0.0.1 with pop.isp.com (use the actual ISP info) and set your username to what it was originally also retained before the # in username#pop.isp.com so the information is there to be able to restore your original settings.

Or you could check your ISP F.A.Q. email settings, etc.
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Re: Win 98 trouble
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2007, 04:10:42 PM »
as far as i can recall i`m sure it was just pop3@ntlworld.com and smtp@ntlworld.com  for incoming and outgoings etc but when i try to do it, it says they are not valid change anyway?

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Re: Win 98 trouble
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2007, 04:27:44 PM »
Well is that what was in the information remaining, I would say it wasn't, the information is likely to have been username#pop3.ntlworld.com  change the @ to a '.' and that should resolve that problem.

- Change pop3@ntlworld.com  to pop3.ntlworld.com
- Change smtp@ntlworld.com  to smtp.ntlworld.com
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Re: Win 98 trouble
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2007, 01:17:16 PM »
Thanks for the support Tech and David R. I ran the Hijack This Analyzer and there was some items that looked fishy. I got the OK from the owner of the system to do a format and reinstall. I think this will be best because there is a bunch of left over junk on the system.

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Re: Win 98 trouble
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2007, 02:24:21 PM »
Your welcome.

Good luck with the format and reinstall though I didn't see anything 'fishy' on your log other than what I mentioned. However, a good spring clean should give it a new lease of life, probably a little faster once you get rid of the old debris.
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Re: Win 98 trouble
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2007, 02:25:36 PM »
I got the OK from the owner of the system to do a format and reinstall. I think this will be best because there is a bunch of left over junk on the system.
We hate formating... it's like losing the battle...
Anyway, from time to time, it's not that bad start Windows 98 from the scratch...
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