Error Message: The Mail Server Name Cannot Be Found

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SYMPTOMS

When you post a message to a newsgroup in Microsoft Outlook Express version 4.0, the following error message may occur:
The mail server name cannot be found. Please check your mail account settings, network connection, and TCP/IP configuration.

CAUSE

This error message can occur if you carbon copy (Cc) a mail recipient on a newsgroup message and Outlook Express is not your default e-mail program.

RESOLUTION

To set Outlook Express as your default e-mail program, perform the following steps:
  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. On the General tab, click the "Make Outlook Express my default e-mail program" check box to select it, and then click OK.

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Article ID: 169523 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 4.01
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.01 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0
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