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Help connecting to Email: Outlook problems

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#1
Message pops up when trying to send emails from a site:
connection to microsoft exchange server unavilable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action.

This usually happens when I'm trying to send a direct email from any site, ex. sending a picture of something.

I have Vista 32-bit home premium.
My default mail is set to windows live mail.
My outlook program doesn't let me open it.
I have a hotmail account, it works fine, I sent mysef an email. I can even go onto a webpage and click email using windows live mail and it takes me directly to my hotmail login account, which is fine.
No email profiles set up, and I don't know the difference with microsoft exchange server, POP3, HTTP, etc. Right now it's Mircrosoft Exchange Server.

Please help!!! I've been at this for days trying to solve it on my own. :confused:
 

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#2
On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:32:10 -0500, moonfairy84 wrote:

> Message pops up when trying to send emails from a site:
> connection to microsoft exchange server unavilable. Outlook must be
> online or connected to complete this action.
>
> This usually happens when I'm trying to send a direct email from any
> site, ex. sending a picture of something.
>
> I have Vista 32-bit home premium.
> My default mail is set to windows live mail.
> My outlook program doesn't let me open it.
> I have a hotmail account, it works fine, I sent mysef an email. I can
> even go onto a webpage and click email using windows live mail and it
> takes me directly to my hotmail login account, which is fine.
> No email profiles set up, and I don't know the difference with
> microsoft exchange server, POP3, HTTP, etc. Right now it's Mircrosoft
> Exchange Server.
>
> Please help!!! I've been at this for days trying to solve it on my
> own. :confused:
MS Outlook has this nasty habit of reclaiming the default mail application
status every time it is updated. If you have automatic updates set for your
MS Office, or Outlook, product, you will either have to change that to
manual updates, or uninstall Outlook, if you are not using it.

The only way to deal with this, if you can't uninstall Outlook because you
use it occasionally, is to reset the system defaults for email after every
Microsoft Update.

--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
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Thanks. I actually tried setting the default program each time...or a numerous of times per day. It's just doesn't work with images or pics from a website. Regular text pastes itself onto the email automatically (well..it takes me to my sign in page).

I don't know if I even need outlook if I have Windows Live Mail. I just want the easy and quick access through any site without having those problems and error messages about my server, or unavailble server, or even typing in a email site and going through the longer process. Since there is an option on every page to "send email", I want it to recognize my email or others that use this computer. Maybe there's something wrong with the settings, but I don't know anything about server types, profiles, microsoft server names, or even POP3 IDs. It was fine a week ago..but something screwed up.

I have microsoft office outlook 2003 and that won't even let me open it either.

I can try and uninstall it, but will my email from windows live work afterwards?

I heard windows live email system wasn't a very good one, any suggestions would help.

Thanks for your help.
 

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...winston

#4
As long as the accounts are setup and functional in WLM, yes

Any accounts that were only in Outlook will no longer function after removing Outlook until setup new in another email client.

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"moonfairy84" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message news:575f8f801cd832ea4c30dd7099689127@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

> I have microsoft office outlook 2003 and that won't even let me open it
> either.
>
> I can try and uninstall it, but will my email from windows live work
> afterwards?
>
> I heard windows live email system wasn't a very good one, any
> suggestions would help.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
>
> --
> moonfairy84
 

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#5
On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 00:34:39 -0500, moonfairy84 wrote:

> Thanks. I actually tried setting the default program each time...or a
> numerous of times per day. It's just doesn't work with images or pics
> from a website. Regular text pastes itself onto the email automatically
> (well..it takes me to my sign in page).
>
> I don't know if I even need outlook if I have Windows Live Mail.
Unless you are tied using MS Outlook due to requirements of your employer
(usually, as in the case of a relative, related to a requirement to use MS
Office), you don't need to have Outlook installed at all.

> I have microsoft office outlook 2003 and that won't even let me open it
> either.
Won't let you open what?

> I can try and uninstall it, but will my email from windows live work
> afterwards?
>
> I heard windows live email system wasn't a very good one, any
> suggestions would help.
Windows Live Mail is an application, not a "system".

Windows Live is a related group of online services, which includes email
('hotmail.com', 'live.com', and 'msn.com' accounts), instant messaging
(Windows Live Messenger), and an online calendar, among other things. Of all
those related services, I only use two: Windows Live Hotmail and Windows
Live Messenger.

Now that Windows Live Hotmail offers POP3/SMTP access, I have used most
non-MS clients successfully with it (Pegasus Mail and Mercury/32 are the
only clients which choke on the Windows Live POP3 and SMTP servers).

Windows Live Mail, the email client, is still pretty much a "work in
progress", even at this late stage of its development. However, if you are
satisfied that it works, despite its quirks, it will work with any email
account that MS Outlook works with. You just have to set up the accounts in
WLMail, if they are not already set up.

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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
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