Mail sometimes - setimes not - why, oh, why?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Pete Brown, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Pete Brown

    Pete Brown Guest

    Any advice on this one?

    Friend recently started having problems with sending and receiving
    e-mails..trying to work out where the problem could lie.

    He has a 6 month old desktop Packard Bell pc, Windows XP, Internet Explorer,
    Outlook Express and uses Broadband Wanadoo and he logs on as [email protected],
    wife as [email protected] and daughter [email protected]

    And this is the problem...sometimes the mail gets through to 1, 2 and 3 but
    mostly it doesn't...sometimes to 2 but not to 1...they can send out but not
    always reach destination..sometimes e's sent to 1 arrive at 2...etc

    Any thoughts what could be the problem...who should he pursue..PCWorld (so
    far most unhelpful), Microsoft (when friend rang MS he couldn't understand
    what the Indian lady was saying), Packard Bell or Wanadoo?...or could it be
    a bug?

    Pete Brown, Nov 21, 2005
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  2. Pete Brown

    Paul - xxx Guest

    Pete Brown came up with the following;:
    Sounds like his email server is playing silly buggers. I'd chase up whoever
    he gets his email from and who he sends it through.

    Is there a Status page for the ISP and email servers?
    Paul - xxx, Nov 21, 2005
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  3. Pete Brown

    Bri. Guest

    In Pete Brown typed...

    If he's using just one account wth Wanadoo, he must set up different
    identities in OE.
    Wanadoo will allow an unlimited number of e-mail addresses to be used
    with an account, by using the same username and just changing the name
    before the '@', as you describe. To keep them separate, so each
    receives only his own mail, the identities must be set up as shown here.

    The info is at no. 4 "Separate Identities"
    Bri., Nov 21, 2005
  4. Pete Brown

    cineman Guest

    could be due to automated spam filters
    take a look at this site which is about an automated spam filter used by
    many ISP's
    cineman, Nov 21, 2005
  5. Pete Brown

    Pete Brown Guest

    Thanks for that...I'm not sure if he's just using one account...I suppose he
    is - certainly I know he is only paying one monthly sum to Wanadoo if that
    is what you mean.
    From the following information perhaps you would know...
    His accounts aren't just strictly different BEFORE the @ in the e-mail
    His account details are actually:-

    ....and when he's finished his logs on...he/wife then needs to close down his
    logging on page by doing Start/Log Off/Switch User/Wife and then wife fires
    Hope that info helps?
    Pete Brown, Nov 21, 2005
  6. Pete Brown

    Bri. Guest

    In Pete Brown typed...
    The part of the address after the @ is the username
    eg ""
    and must be registered with Wanadoo, as a separate account.
    You cannot change this without setting up another account.

    The bit before the @, however, can be anything you fancy.
    Bri., Nov 21, 2005
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    old man Guest

    Interesting site

    old man, Nov 22, 2005
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