Error Message: The Mail Server Name Cannot Be Found

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When you post a message to a newsgroup in Microsoft Outlook Expressversion 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.
This error message can occur if you carbon copy (Cc) a mail recipient on anewsgroup message and Outlook Express is not your default e-mail program.
To set Outlook Express as your default e-mail program, perform thefollowing 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: 01/12/2015 15:56:59 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0

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