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Old June 2nd, 2010, 11:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.general
Ed from AZ
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Default For Dummies:Where do I start setting up OL on my own computer?

Where I work, we've always used Outlook for email. I think we started
with the version before 2000 Pro; we're now using 2007 Pro. I have
Outlook 2000 Pro at home (on XP Pro SP 3).

Here's the For Dummies part - Outlook has always just been there.
It's been a part of our computer set-up ever since I started using
computers out here. So I have absolutely no clue how to set it up for
use on my own home computer!!

I have a couple of gmail accounts and two web sites with email
accessed through the host's web control panel. I'm wanting to set up
a system where I can receive email through OL (whenever I connect
through my local WiFi), and then auto-respond based on a keyword in
the SUBJECT field (either by a rule or using a macro).

(That's part of what makes me feel Dummie - I can set up rules and
create macros in OL, but I don't know how to get my email in my
Inbox!!)

Any pointers in the right direction are greatly appreciated!
Ed
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 10:31 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.general
Roady [MVP]
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Default For Dummies:Where do I start setting up OL on my own computer?

You'll need to configure your account first via Tools- Account Settings...
or Tools- Services...

You then must select the account type and use the server information needed
for your ISP hosting the mailbox.
For an overview of settings for the most popular free accounts see;
http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/accountsettings.htm

Note that Outlook 2000 is an old, no longer supported version of Outlook. It
is recommended to upgrade to a newer version especially if you want to make
use of the IMAP account type or Exchange.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

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"Ed from AZ" wrote in message
...
Where I work, we've always used Outlook for email. I think we started
with the version before 2000 Pro; we're now using 2007 Pro. I have
Outlook 2000 Pro at home (on XP Pro SP 3).

Here's the For Dummies part - Outlook has always just been there.
It's been a part of our computer set-up ever since I started using
computers out here. So I have absolutely no clue how to set it up for
use on my own home computer!!

I have a couple of gmail accounts and two web sites with email
accessed through the host's web control panel. I'm wanting to set up
a system where I can receive email through OL (whenever I connect
through my local WiFi), and then auto-respond based on a keyword in
the SUBJECT field (either by a rule or using a macro).

(That's part of what makes me feel Dummie - I can set up rules and
create macros in OL, but I don't know how to get my email in my
Inbox!!)

Any pointers in the right direction are greatly appreciated!
Ed


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Old June 3rd, 2010, 02:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.general
Ed from AZ
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Default For Dummies:Where do I start setting up OL on my own computer?

Thanks, Roady. I'll start there and see where I end up.
Don't know about upgrading - there's not a whole lot my computer can
handle!! Or my budget - but I can probably find an OL 2003 out there
for a reasonable price.

Thanks again!
Ed


On Jun 3, 2:31*am, "Roady [MVP]"
t wrote:
You'll need to configure your account first via Tools- Account Settings....
or Tools- Services...

You then must select the account type and use the server information needed
for your ISP hosting the mailbox.
For an overview of settings for the most popular free accounts see;http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/accountsettings.htm

Note that Outlook 2000 is an old, no longer supported version of Outlook. It
is recommended to upgrade to a newer version especially if you want to make
use of the IMAP account type or Exchange.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Ed from AZ" wrote in ...



Where I work, we've always used Outlook for email. *I think we started
with the version before 2000 Pro; we're now using 2007 Pro. *I have
Outlook 2000 Pro at home (on XP Pro SP 3).


Here's the For Dummies part - Outlook has always just been there.
It's been a part of our computer set-up ever since I started using
computers out here. *So I have absolutely no clue how to set it up for
use on my own home computer!!


I have a couple of gmail accounts and two web sites with email
accessed through the host's web control panel. *I'm wanting to set up
a system where I can receive email through OL (whenever I connect
through my local WiFi), and then auto-respond based on a keyword in
the SUBJECT field (either by a rule or using a macro).


(That's part of what makes me feel Dummie - I can set up rules and
create macros in OL, but I don't know how to get my email in my
Inbox!!)


Any pointers in the right direction are greatly appreciated!
Ed- Hide quoted text -


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Old June 4th, 2010, 11:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.general
Roady [MVP]
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Default For Dummies:Where do I start setting up OL on my own computer?

You're welcome!

Otherwise Windows Live Mail might be a good (and free) alternative to you as
well;
http://download.live.com/wlmail

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

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"Ed from AZ" wrote in message
...
Thanks, Roady. I'll start there and see where I end up.
Don't know about upgrading - there's not a whole lot my computer can
handle!! Or my budget - but I can probably find an OL 2003 out there
for a reasonable price.

Thanks again!
Ed


On Jun 3, 2:31 am, "Roady [MVP]"
t wrote:
You'll need to configure your account first via Tools- Account
Settings...
or Tools- Services...

You then must select the account type and use the server information
needed
for your ISP hosting the mailbox.
For an overview of settings for the most popular free accounts
see;http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/accountsettings.htm

Note that Outlook 2000 is an old, no longer supported version of Outlook.
It
is recommended to upgrade to a newer version especially if you want to
make
use of the IMAP account type or Exchange.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Ed from AZ" wrote in
...



Where I work, we've always used Outlook for email. I think we started
with the version before 2000 Pro; we're now using 2007 Pro. I have
Outlook 2000 Pro at home (on XP Pro SP 3).


Here's the For Dummies part - Outlook has always just been there.
It's been a part of our computer set-up ever since I started using
computers out here. So I have absolutely no clue how to set it up for
use on my own home computer!!


I have a couple of gmail accounts and two web sites with email
accessed through the host's web control panel. I'm wanting to set up
a system where I can receive email through OL (whenever I connect
through my local WiFi), and then auto-respond based on a keyword in
the SUBJECT field (either by a rule or using a macro).


(That's part of what makes me feel Dummie - I can set up rules and
create macros in OL, but I don't know how to get my email in my
Inbox!!)


Any pointers in the right direction are greatly appreciated!
Ed- Hide quoted text -


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