Le *Sigh* Computer help please

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChooksinChoppers, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Ok....I have never signed up for outlook because I can never get through the set up wizard which asks things like "your POP server name" and outgoing POP server" How the heck do I know???? How do you find out? [​IMG] give me a hint here [​IMG] My new job requires me to have an outlook mail addy...I prefer Yahoo...I have always liked yahoo but if they want outlook..then fine I will IF I knew how to set it up. [​IMG]

    Another problem. My new desktop came with already installed Open Office..I hate it! I tried to save an online test result today so I could send it to my instructor and I cant copy and paste into an email..or save it and send as an attachment (I sent it to myself so I could test if it opened and it was gibberish)
    I am going round in circles and have a headache already....Please help!
     
  2. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Outlook is just a program that collects your mail from you. Who is your email address with? For instance if you have an @gmail.com email address then your POP would be "pop.gmail.com" (no quotes) and your SMTP would be "smtp.gmail.com". Your incoming server port would be 995 and outgoing server port would be 587. You'd put your email address/username in the settings where required and you'd also have to enable POP mail on the gmail server also.
    If you've got Yahoo mail they don't allow you to collect your mail with your own email program unless you pay for Yahoo Plus. There's thousands of free email addresses out there that do allow you to though.
    Edit: I meant to add-you can do a google search for "POP gmail" or "POP yahoo mail" or whatever domain your email address is with to find out individual settings. I'll help you if you need help.
     
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  3. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Quote:Outlook is just a program that collects your mail from you. Who is your email address with? For instance if you have an @gmail.com email address then your POP would be "pop.gmail.com" (no quotes) and your SMTP would be "smtp.gmail.com". Your incoming server port would be 995 and outgoing server port would be 587. You'd put your email address/username in the settings where required and you'd also have to enable POP mail on the gmail server also.
    If you've got Yahoo mail they don't allow you to collect your mail with your own email program unless you pay for Yahoo Plus. There's thousands of free email addresses out there that do allow you to though.
    Edit: I meant to add-you can do a google search for "POP gmail" or "POP yahoo mail" or whatever domain your email address is with to find out individual settings. I'll help you if you need help.

    Cool thanks! I do have a Gmail account and they (work) would like us to use that ....so with my messed up attempt to make outlook collect/send email from Yahoo..how do I now make/ restart the set up wizard to do it properly like you told me above? to add the correct POPs etc for Gmail as I dont know how to get it to start over LOL ps I am not blonde..just old [​IMG]
     
  4. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you google how to set it up, there are step by step instructions.

    I have a few different email address all combined in WindowsMail (pop smtp etc)
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is another program called Soft Maker Office you may want to try. I use Open Office and sometimes I have to save the file and then open Open Office and then go to File and open and find it that way...although some it never opens right.
    sharon
     
  6. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Quote:You are presuming I know what to ask Google for in the first place [​IMG] if I ask "how to set it up?" who knows what the answer will be [​IMG]
     
  7. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Outlook is just a program that collects your mail from you. Who is your email address with? For instance if you have an @gmail.com email address then your POP would be "pop.gmail.com" (no quotes) and your SMTP would be "smtp.gmail.com". Your incoming server port would be 995 and outgoing server port would be 587. You'd put your email address/username in the settings where required and you'd also have to enable POP mail on the gmail server also.
    If you've got Yahoo mail they don't allow you to collect your mail with your own email program unless you pay for Yahoo Plus. There's thousands of free email addresses out there that do allow you to though.
    Edit: I meant to add-you can do a google search for "POP gmail" or "POP yahoo mail" or whatever domain your email address is with to find out individual settings. I'll help you if you need help.

    Cool thanks! I do have a Gmail account and they (work) would like us to use that ....so with my messed up attempt to make outlook collect/send email from Yahoo..how do I now make/ restart the set up wizard to do it properly like you told me above? to add the correct POPs etc for Gmail as I dont know how to get it to start over LOL ps I am not blonde..just old [​IMG]

    Go into account setting or mail setup, it'll be called something like that, and there'll be an option to remove or delete the Yahoo account. There will also be an option to add an account and you can ad your gmail account there. Before it will collect your mail you'll have to go to gmail.com on the web and go into the settings there and under "POP and forwarding" scroll down and check the "enable POP for mail". If you understand the basics you might set up IMAP mail instead of POP. IMAP will transfer your folder from gmail and everything.
     
  8. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Quote:yeah Sharon..I know..i saved the thing 6 different ways and it still wouldnt open OR allow me to even copy and paste the thing into an email to send...I have to have it in by noon tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  9. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah Sharon..I know..i saved the thing 6 different ways and it still wouldnt open OR allow me to even copy and paste the thing into an email to send...I have to have it in by noon tomorrow [​IMG]

    See if this one will work
    http://www.softmakeroffice.com/
    ETA: do you know what type of document it is? (the test result one)
     
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