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Outlook Express problem

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by fenderbass86, 10 Jul 2006.

  1. fenderbass86

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,986

    Location: Chelmsford

    Hey gang, is there any way to forward messages revieved from Outlook Express to a yahoo account automatically? My dad has Outlook Express but can only check his e-mail on this computer, he wants to check it when he's away so i'm thinking of setting up a yahoo e-mail for him.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Dave M

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,536

    You could easily setup a message rule to forward all mail, but there are other, better ways of doing it.

    You could install a webmail app if you have webspace that support php, your isp might have a webmail interface, and yahoo or whatever might support getting emails from other pop3 servers (I think hotmail did that long ago didn't it?).

    Any of the last suggestions would mean stopping outlook downloading mail - or it would just delete the mails from the server before anything else got a look in.
     
  3. iMacMart

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Jun 2006

    Posts: 11,554

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Isn't there an 'auto forward' rule in options you can set-up for that? Not sure if the pc has to be on for the mail to hit the mail box then be pushed out to the new address though?

    Google it and see :)
     
  4. Dave M

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,536

    Yes, it would. Not a great solution, but then again he would have a log of all mails on his PC too.

    He may not need fast access to mail, so maybe turn the PC on once a day / week / whatever and download mail, wait for it to finish sending the forwards and shut down again.

    And it's not an option, it's a message rule, create a new mail rule, select for all mail, forward to people - type in the yahoo email.
     
  5. JayMax

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2002

    Posts: 2,795

    Don't know if I'm reading the op wrong but does his isp not provide webmail access?
    Or if not use logmein?