Outlook 2003 suddenly stopped "downloading" from msn.com

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I'm running Outlook 2003 under WinXP Home SP3.

It's been running fine since I switched to msn a few years ago. A couple of

days ago, it stopped doing its thing for Inbox and Junk Mail in my PC. (I

say that because I know that the primary folders are kept at msn and not in

my pc.) I can see items when I go to the website. Send/receive appears to

do its thing, but nothing shows up at the PC.

Any help?
 
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neo [mvp outlook]

#2
Do you have latest version of the connector installed?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...B1-DF0A-46E1-AA93-7D4870871ECF&displaylang=en

"BudV" <BudVitoff@NOmsn.SPAMcom> wrote in message

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> I'm running Outlook 2003 under WinXP Home SP3.

> It's been running fine since I switched to msn a few years ago. A couple
> of days ago, it stopped doing its thing for Inbox and Junk Mail in my PC.
> (I say that because I know that the primary folders are kept at msn and
> not in my pc.) I can see items when I go to the website. Send/receive
> appears to do its thing, but nothing shows up at the PC.

> Any help?
>
 
B
#3
I didn't. I downloaded and installed the latest version and after they

apologetically downloaded everything and synchronized my folders, I'm back

to normal operations. Thank you for your help.

I could stop here, but I have three questions. If you can take the time to

answer them, great! If you can direct me to some documentation that will

answer them, that's fine, too.

1) I switched to Outlook last summer when Outlook Express could no longer

handle the msn environment (MAPI?). Apparently I needed the connector to

handle it for Outlook. It worked fine until just recently. I don't

understand what could have caused the connector to suddenly stop behaving.

2) I'm under the impression that with msn, my basic folders are maintained

on the msn server, instead of on my PC, as they were under Outlook Express.

If that's true, is my system merely pointing to my files there and, if so,

what is being downloaded during send/receive?

3) What is "synchronization of folders" all about (in 50 words or fewer).

Again, thanks for your help.

Bud

"neo [mvp outlook]" <neo> wrote in message

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> Do you have latest version of the connector installed?

> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...B1-DF0A-46E1-AA93-7D4870871ECF&displaylang=en

> "BudV" <BudVitoff@NOmsn.SPAMcom> wrote in message
> news:OFz0Xs7nJHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > I'm running Outlook 2003 under WinXP Home SP3.
>

>> It's been running fine since I switched to msn a few years ago. A couple
> > of days ago, it stopped doing its thing for Inbox and Junk Mail in my PC.
> > (I say that because I know that the primary folders are kept at msn and
> > not in my pc.) I can see items when I go to the website. Send/receive
> > appears to do its thing, but nothing shows up at the PC.
>

>> Any help?
> >

>
 
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neo [mvp outlook]

#4
1) Microsoft is constantly making improvements to their "Live" branded

offerings. Therefore never be surprised and always check for updates to

ensure hassle free connectivity.

2) I don't use their "Live" branded offerings, but I am under the impression

that your items are maintained on the server. (Note: In Outlook I think you

end up with 2 data stores and it never hurts to backup your .PST file(s).)

3) Synchronization is ensuring that you have a copy of what is on the server

and/or all changes that you made locally are pushed back to the server.

"BudV" <BudVitoff@NOmsn.SPAMcom> wrote in message

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> I didn't. I downloaded and installed the latest version and after they
> apologetically downloaded everything and synchronized my folders, I'm back
> to normal operations. Thank you for your help.

> I could stop here, but I have three questions. If you can take the time
> to
> answer them, great! If you can direct me to some documentation that will
> answer them, that's fine, too.

> 1) I switched to Outlook last summer when Outlook Express could no longer
> handle the msn environment (MAPI?). Apparently I needed the connector to
> handle it for Outlook. It worked fine until just recently. I don't
> understand what could have caused the connector to suddenly stop behaving.

> 2) I'm under the impression that with msn, my basic folders are maintained
> on the msn server, instead of on my PC, as they were under Outlook
> Express.
> If that's true, is my system merely pointing to my files there and, if so,
> what is being downloaded during send/receive?

> 3) What is "synchronization of folders" all about (in 50 words or fewer).

> Again, thanks for your help.

> Bud
> "neo [mvp outlook]" <neo> wrote in message
> news:ucQZR%23%23nJHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > Do you have latest version of the connector installed?
>

>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...B1-DF0A-46E1-AA93-7D4870871ECF&displaylang=en
>

>> "BudV" <BudVitoff@NOmsn.SPAMcom> wrote in message
> > news:OFz0Xs7nJHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> >> I'm running Outlook 2003 under WinXP Home SP3.
> >
>>> It's been running fine since I switched to msn a few years ago. A
> >> couple
> >> of days ago, it stopped doing its thing for Inbox and Junk Mail in my
> >> PC.
> >> (I say that because I know that the primary folders are kept at msn and
> >> not in my pc.) I can see items when I go to the website. Send/receive
> >> appears to do its thing, but nothing shows up at the PC.
> >
>>> Any help?
> >>

> >


>
 
B
#5
I didn't. I downloaded and installed the latest version and after they

apologetically downloaded everything and synchronized my folders, I'm back

to normal operations. Thank you for your help.

I could stop here, but I have three questions. If you can take the time to

answer them, great! If you can direct me to some documentation that will

answer them, that's fine, too.

1) I switched to Outlook last summer when Outlook Express could no longer

handle the msn environment (MAPI?). Apparently I needed the connector to

handle it for Outlook. It worked fine until just recently. I don't

understand what could have caused the connector to suddenly stop behaving.

2) I'm under the impression that with msn, my basic folders are maintained

on the msn server, instead of on my PC, as they were under Outlook Express.

If that's true, is my system merely pointing to my files there and, if so,

what is being downloaded during send/receive?

3) What is "synchronization of folders" all about (in 50 words or fewer).

Again, thanks for your help.

"neo [mvp outlook]" <neo> wrote in message

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> Do you have latest version of the connector installed?

> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...B1-DF0A-46E1-AA93-7D4870871ECF&displaylang=en

> "BudV" <BudVitoff@NOmsn.SPAMcom> wrote in message
> news:OFz0Xs7nJHA.1252@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> > I'm running Outlook 2003 under WinXP Home SP3.
>

>> It's been running fine since I switched to msn a few years ago. A couple
> > of days ago, it stopped doing its thing for Inbox and Junk Mail in my PC.
> > (I say that because I know that the primary folders are kept at msn and
> > not in my pc.) I can see items when I go to the website. Send/receive
> > appears to do its thing, but nothing shows up at the PC.
>

>> Any help?
> >

>
 
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"BudV" <BudVitoff@NOmsn.SPAMcom> wrote in message

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> 1) I switched to Outlook last summer when Outlook Express could no longer
> handle the msn environment (MAPI?). Apparently I needed the connector to
> handle it for Outlook. It worked fine until just recently. I don't
> understand what could have caused the connector to suddenly stop behaving.


They introduced Windows Live Mail to fill the gap for those who were using

Outlook Express.

I've seen the MSN servers lose their minds on occasion. I've had some luck

restoring operations on those occasions by deleting and recreating the mail

account in Outlook Connector. Not always, though.


> 2) I'm under the impression that with msn, my basic folders are maintained
> on the msn server, instead of on my PC, as they were under Outlook Express.
> If that's true, is my system merely pointing to my files there and, if so,
> what is being downloaded during send/receive?


They're maintained on the server and locallly as well. Outlook create an OST

which is a cache that is intended to mirror the contents of the mailbox.

What's being downloaded are the messages in those folders that you've checked

in the Send/Receive group.


> 3) What is "synchronization of folders" all about (in 50 words or fewer).


It's about making sure the local cache and the mailbox both contain the same

data. (Is fifteen words OK?)

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B
#7
15 is just fine. Thanks for the help.

"Brian Tillman " <tillman1952@yahoo.com> wrote in message

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> "BudV" <BudVitoff@NOmsn.SPAMcom> wrote in message
> news:%23Qr1FF4oJHA.504@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>
> > 1) I switched to Outlook last summer when Outlook Express could no longer
> > handle the msn environment (MAPI?). Apparently I needed the connector to
> > handle it for Outlook. It worked fine until just recently. I don't
> > understand what could have caused the connector to suddenly stop
> > behaving.


> They introduced Windows Live Mail to fill the gap for those who were using
> Outlook Express.
> I've seen the MSN servers lose their minds on occasion. I've had some
> luck restoring operations on those occasions by deleting and recreating
> the mail account in Outlook Connector. Not always, though.
>
> > 2) I'm under the impression that with msn, my basic folders are
> > maintained
> > on the msn server, instead of on my PC, as they were under Outlook
> > Express.
> > If that's true, is my system merely pointing to my files there and, if
> > so,
> > what is being downloaded during send/receive?


> They're maintained on the server and locallly as well. Outlook create an
> OST which is a cache that is intended to mirror the contents of the
> mailbox. What's being downloaded are the messages in those folders that
> you've checked in the Send/Receive group.
>
> > 3) What is "synchronization of folders" all about (in 50 words or fewer).


> It's about making sure the local cache and the mailbox both contain the
> same data. (Is fifteen words OK?)
> >
 
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