ISP Wars - It's our way or the road.

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  1. Posts : 784
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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    ISP Wars - It's our way or the road.


    I want and need to move to a different ISP OR whatever that will supply FREE Email service that will allow me to use MS Office-10.

    Currently, I have MS Office-7 and my ISP will not support it, forcing me to use their WebMail that appears to be similar to Outlook.

    I have enjoyed MS Office for years and would like to continue using it.

    Please suggest a new home for my Email needs if you are aware of one.
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  2. Posts : 567
    Windows 7 x64 SP1
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    Microsoft stopped supporting Office 10 5 years ago. This means it gets no security updates. I would switch to an email client that is still supported and that still works on windows 7.

    Or alternatively, you could go with web-based email. Then you don't need to change your ISP.
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  3. Posts : 784
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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    Thank you for replying.

    I REALLY like the look and layout of MS-Office Email.
    I have used it for Decades, starting out with RoadRunner.
    Over +-20 years, RoadRunner has been sold to Verizon, Charter, Spectrum and perhaps ones I have missed.
    Why Spectrum forces a User (the person that pays the bill) to upgrade their O/S and Email Client eludes me.
    At 80 years of age, I'll be moving on soon and then they, Spectrum, will not need to worry about my Account.
    If there were a way for me to just use what I already have I'd be very pleased.
    If I had to go to W-10 and MS-Office 16 to keep the look and feel I WAS enjoying, I'd do it.
    Spectrums WEBMail does not work for me.
    If you think of a way I could return to what I had or upgrade into something that looks like what I had, please respond again.
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  4. Posts : 567
    Windows 7 x64 SP1
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    I understand completely. I loved Windows Live Mail, and wish I could continue using it. Hope you find a solution!
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  5. Posts : 784
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    How about W10 plus W16?
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  6. Posts : 386
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits
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    Does your ISP support Microsoft Office 2016? You can still buy that online.

    Note Microsoft Office 2016 does work with Windows 7 SP1 or later.
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  7. Posts : 1,882
    Windows 7 pro
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    They wouldn't be the first to restrict email clients. M$ has done it as has Google to a certain extent. They claim that it's for our protection and it more or less is. They don't trust us to take care of ourselves. Really there isn't anything we can do about it because authentication is done on the server end. You might want to look into Thunderbird. It should work.
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  8. Posts : 2,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    My question is, why don't they "support" Outlook 2010? What do they say about it? What happens if you try to use it anyway?

    All Outlook really needs to work is a SMTP and POP servers (or IMAP) and their corresponding credentials, that's it.
    Considering that even Google and Microsoft webmails DO work with Outlook 2010 when correctly configured, even if you have to jump some hops, I find it difficult that an ISP-provided mail cannot do that.

    A little off-topic, I would not use an ISP-provided email at all to begin with. You may want to change ISPs for a variety of reasons, including better plans, coverage if you eventually move somewhere else or improved speed. Being locked to them because of wanting to preserve the email address seems a problem to me. I personally would use a separate service for email, like GMail, Hotmail or the likes, so you can eventually change them separately if you really want.
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  9. Posts : 784
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
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    SMTP and POP servers (or IMAP) and their corresponding credentials.

    Yes, if I knew what they were I'd try it.

    Here is the rub:

    I ran W-7 Pro and Outlook-7 for years prior to the Hack.

    All I want help doing is "recovering" to where I once was.

    At the time of the Hack, everything was working "under" whatever restrictions were in place at the time.

    If I had the
    their corresponding credentials, I'd reinstall Outlook-7 and hopefully it would work.

    I do remember from when I first installed it, it called for SMTP and POP server info.

    That was over a decade ago and I do not remember what I needed to fill in.

    "My kingdom for a horse!"

    If anyone knows where I might find this info, please help.


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  10. Posts : 567
    Windows 7 x64 SP1
       #10

    You might try these:

    For IMAP:

    Server Port: 143
    User name: your full email address
    Connection Security: SSL or TLS (or none)
    Authentication: normal password


    For POP3:

    Server name: your internet provider (ISP).
    Server Port: 110
    User name: same as above
    Connection Security: none or as above
    Authentication: normal password
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