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Outlook 2003 is having issues!

Discussion in 'Software' started by Karen44, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. Karen44

    Karen44 Nibble Poster

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    Evening all!

    I have Outlook 2003 which has been running fine up until around a week ago.

    Every few seconds I get a pop up box titled "Enter Network Password". It is asking me to provide my user name and password, however these are pre-filled already for me. I click OK, the box pops back up, I click Cancel and yet again the box pops up! :x

    I can still send and receive mail, however I also get the error message that my user name and password were not valid. If this is true - why is my mail still delivered?! :blink

    The Enter Password box seems to just pop up whenever it feels like it, yet is serving no purpose other than to annoy me!

    I use Virgin as my ISP and can also retrieve my mail through the website with no problems.

    I have 4 different email accounts with Virgin and have randomly received the pop up box for all 4 accounts at one time or another, but not all at the same time.

    Sometimes, I'll get the pop up every few seconds, then it will go away for a few hours.....then it's back again!

    Before I go mad....does anyone have any ideas?!

    Many thanks,
    Karen :(
     
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  2. ffreeloader

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    Do you leave Outlook open all the time?
     
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  3. Karen44

    Karen44 Nibble Poster

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    If Im using the computer, yes. I always shut it down if I go out
     
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  4. tripwire45
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  5. noelg24

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    I know what your talking about Karen...i had a similar problem when I was using Outlook Express most of last year with another ISP. It kept popping up with an Enter Password box and it was doing my head in...in the end I went into the accounts section and just kept changing....err....yikes I have 4gotten what I changed...:rolleyes: but whatever I did it did the trick but only for a short while and I kept going back and forth into the accounts and changing whatever it was back and forth...now the reason I cant remember is cos I dont use it anymore...but am sure once u get in there you will know what I am talking about...I think...or just wait till someone else comes up with a solution...
     
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  6. tripwire45
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  7. Karen44

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    Thanks Tripwire. I often stumble across that site when trying to sort out problems....never quite found it in me to stump of $9.95 a month though!! :oops:

    Er.....thanks.....I think lol! :biggrin I'll go into the Accounts section and, er, look around!!

    Karen
     
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  8. Karen44

    Karen44 Nibble Poster

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    I'll try this - at least I may only get the pop up every now and then, rather than every few seconds! :rolleyes: :(

    Cheers Trip :biggrin
     
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  9. Karen44

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    Ok, so far so good, seem to have fixed it!

    I just went into the Email Accounts and a random extra account was shown. It was a duplicate of another account but with a different password. So it would seem, although I was receiving mail on the correct account, it was the random one that was causing the problems.

    Not too sure where it came from - seems the gremlins have been round again! (Or I've been playing after one too many of those vodkas!! :oops: )

    Thanks anyways guys :biggrin :biggrin
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    I just hope it was vodkas and not something a bit more malicious. Never know when an unwanted critter has been playing configuration games.
     
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  11. Karen44

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    :eek: Im pretty protected, but will run some extra scans just to be sure!
     
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  12. Jakamoko
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    The "less frequent checks" idea is plausible actually, in that the mail server is probs configured to limit the amount of concurrent and/or repeat POP connections from the same IP. That's certainly something I implemented on our mail servers in my last job (moreso for SMTP in my case, to cut down on spammers and relay-junkies).
     
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