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For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257824/ )Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
When you attempt to connect to the Microsoft news server (msnews.microsoft.com), you may receive the following error message:
Unable to Connect to Server. Error: Host not found
This problem may occur if any of the following conditions are true:
To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Configure Outlook ExpressTo correctly configure Outlook Express, follow these steps:
Method 2: Edit the Hosts fileEdit the Hosts file and disable all lines that refer to the Microsoft news server. To do this, place a number sign character (#) at the beginning of each line that contains the IP address of the Microsoft news server.
Article ID: 224421 - Last Review: January 24, 2007 - Revision: 4.2