POP settings

November 12, 2008

For some reason, does not allow you to connect to your email via a client such as Outlook without paying a yearly fee, but does. They’ve got no complaints from me.

In Outlook, use the following settings… under Account > Account Settings, click “New”


on the bottom right, click “more settings”.


click the “outgoing server” tab, and change these settings.


on the “advanced” tab, change the above settings, then keep clicking the “ok”‘s until your back in your inbox.


Using Outlook to Access web-based Email

January 12, 2008
  • You will need a paid email account from Yahoo or Hotmail
  • Go to the mail settings and you should get POP information
  • Enter the POP information into Outlook and you’ll be able to access the email from Outlook.
  • There are free programs that are available that will allow you to access Hotmail or Yahoo, but they’re finicky in that they sometimes work, and sometimes don’t. One such example is YPOPs from, though it doesn’t always work.
  • Hotmail support is built into Outlook, but only works with Hotmai accounts created before 2004, and it’s hit-and-miss. Hotmail currently has no stable way, paid or otherwise, to access it from Outlook or any other client. You must go to the website to check your email, which is rather silly. 
  • POP3 access is not free with the US version of Yahoo Mail, but it is with the Canadian version at If you have an account with the US version, you can forward it to your Canadian Yahoo account. For Yahoo Canada, the send and recieve information for the incoming is ‘’, and the outgoing is ‘’.
  • To access your Account Settings in Outlook, click on the ‘Tools’ menu and choose ‘Account Settings’ to review the information.

  • Outlook rules stopped working

    May 16, 2007

    You can run them manually if they no longer run automatically. You may be able to fix the problem with the following command, but you may lose your rules in the process.

    outlook.exe /cleanprofile


    Here’s another method from

    If your rules have stopped working or are working inconsistently then it could me due to a corruption in your data file. Luckily there are a couple of built in tools that should be able to fix this problem.

    Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033 and there should be to exe’s:

    • scanpst.exe
    • scanost.exe

    Close down Outlook and make sure that any Outlook processes are also closed then put the above exe’s one at a time.

    Delete all items in Outlook Calender

    April 10, 2007

    Warning  The following steps will delete all items in your calendar, including holidays that are automatically added to the calendar. You can re-add or remove holidays deleted during these steps, but your other items will be unrecoverable.

    1. In the Navigation Pane, click Calendar.
    2. On the View menu, point to Arrange By, point to Current View, and then click By Category.
    3. Click Categories: (none), and then press CTRL+A.
    4. All items in the list should now be selected.
    5. Press DELETE.

    Disable Preview Pane in Outlook

    April 10, 2007

    (may vary slightly by version)

    You can change your default view by going to
    View-> Arrange By-> Current View-> Define Views…
    Here you can edit the default Messages view. Since modifying this view
    doesn’t effect the folders you already have modified I recommend defining a
    new view and apply that view on first use of the folder.

    If you want to only disable the Preview Pane in individual folders, make sure the folder is selected. Go to ‘View’, then ‘Preview Pane’, and choose ‘off’.


    Backup Email Accounts in Outlook 2003

    September 9, 2006

    Just locate the following key in registry (start – run – regedit):

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

    Then right click on the Outlook folder and select Export…save it anywhere you want…and run it while restoring your outlook. Afterwards, close RegEdit.

    This will restore your old outlook profile with all email accounts and rules. But, you will have to enter passwords for the accounts again. It does not store the user passwords.

    Personal Folders File Backup Add-on for Outlook 2003

    September 9, 2006

    The Personal Folders Backup download creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals, in Outlook 2000 and later versions, making it easy to keep all of your Outlook folders safely backed up.

    To use the add-on, in Outlook 2003, click file and click backup, and follow the instructions.

    You can use the import and export feature in the file menu. The process is a tad more complicated, but get the same thing done.