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what's potting with MS Outlook?? Help!

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Offline Brian

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I've been having endless hassles with Outlook: I can send emails but not receive for days on end then suddenly whoooosh down comes a stack of mails. My one colleague tells me the same is happening with his Outlook. In addition when I open Facebook, it hides all the pics etc until I click on the small blue description in the upper left had corner. Can anyone clarify??
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You and your colleague are on the same company network?

Edit: And what browser are you using?
« Last Edit: June 20, 2018, 13:26:47 pm by BoogieMonster »
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Check if your bacground data has been deactivated. If it has, downloads will only take place if you open the app and/or are connected to WiFi, depending on the settings. This may or may not be the issue. It works in mysterious ways.


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For Facebook, install the extension F.B. Purity https://www.facebook.com/fluffbustingpurity/ You can customise it, but it gets rid of all sorts of nonsense from the start.
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I use 2 different WiFi stations: one at work and one at home. So does my colleague. Both are dysfunctional it seems. emails are bouncing back from senders to me.
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Are you using Outlook to access webmail accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL, etc.?  Or are these e-mail accounts hosted by a private mail server such as companies, universities, etc. provide?  Outlook tends to go a bit funny in the head when pointed at a webmail account, producing the sorts of symptoms you describe.  If you are accessing webmail accounts, I recommend that you use the web interface via your browser instead because it tends to be snappier and more reliable.

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