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Old 01. Aug 2009, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello...I am new here and hoping to find some answers. I have 2 questions.

1.) I can't remember how to change your email from outlook to yahoo? Can anyone refresh my memory. I'm talking about if your in something and you have to send them an email...the outlook express comes up and thats not the email we want to use...

2.) I keep getting this pop up window and I have done all the clean up I possibly can...clean the cookies...clean the disc...defrag...spybot S&D...superanitspyware...avast...it keeps coming back...I even turned off my 3rd party cookies...its says this..."http://ad.doubleclick.net" then under that it says "m1.2mdn.net" Please can someone help me stop this from coming back?

I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer.
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Old 01. Aug 2009, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For your first question, I am posting two links from Yahoo Answers. I hope one of the two links will solve your problem.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...7161506AAj9pJg

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...9091527AAFsL2w


For your second problem, need to know which browser are you using? I think you are using Internet Explorer. Which version? I don't know if the latest version of Internet Explorer has any plugin or ability to block ads, because ad.doubleclick is related to ads.

I would suggest you to change your browser to Firefox, because it is more secure, and with add-ons like AdBlock, and NoScript, WOT etc., browsing becomes problem free and quite safe. So, if you are willing to change to Firefox, please install the add-on AdBlock, and most probably you won't have problem of popups, or ads.

If you don't want to change browser for now, another thing you can do is to make a change in your hosts file. You will find this file in :
C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc

To avoid any problems, first copy the hosts file to any directory, so that it is safe, if we need to replace it, in case of any problem.
Next, you will have to right-click and open the hosts file in notepad. After that, add this line at the end of the file:
127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net

Save the file. Hopefully, this should solve your problem.
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Old 01. Aug 2009, 08:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh, I forgot... Hi, and welcome to the forum .
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Old 02. Aug 2009, 12:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A far better (and much safer) email solution would be to switch to Thunderbird.

To avoid having to install third party software to capture a Yahoo address, if you create one for Gmail instead you can then feed multiple accounts into Thunderbird with very easy settings. Only last year the Yahoo site was infected with malware via some of it's banner ads which took almost a week to clean up. During that time many users became infected. This is not to say that Yahoo and Google are bad sites to visit but because they are so popular they remain an attractive target for cyber criminals looking to reach a mass market quickly. With Gmail you have no need to visit the Google site at all after the initial account has been set up as Thunderbird does this directly. I'm not sure how setting Thunderbird as your default mail client affects the way Outlook opens because I've never used it but if it continues to open you can just disable it completely via your firewall settings.

Thunderbird provides phishing and spam protection as standard plus the ability to use encryption if needed. You can further strengthen your online protection by switching your DNS requests away from your ISP's default server to someone like OpenDNS or Comodo. I use the Comodo service myself and find it excellent.

I've just written a general guide to PC security online here which you might find useful.

If you want to follow any of these items up and can't make out the settings please post a specific request and we'll try to help you out.
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I have never heard of thunderbird...can you tell me is it like IE8 or yahoo? Do you have to change you email? I just don't know what it is...Thanks again
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Old 04. Aug 2009, 04:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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1.) I can't remember how to change your email from outlook to yahoo? Can anyone refresh my memory. I'm talking about if your in something and you have to send them an email...the outlook express comes up and thats not the email we want to use...
Please be aware that there is a large difference between Outlook and Outlook Express. Regardless, both of them are email programs. They download email into a program. Yahoo is not a program, but is web-based email. The only thing you really need to use to access Yahoo mail is a browser (like Internet Explorer or Firefox or Opera). Yahoo is a lot like Gmail in that they are both web-based email. (Purists out there will say that Yahoo mail is nothing like Gmail, but that's not my point.)

You can, but do not have to, use a "program" like Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Thunderbird, or many others to download the web-based email.

I'm not quite sure what you are asking. If you want to use Yahoo, then all you need is a browser. However, to change your default email program, open up Internet Explorer. Go to the Tools menu and click on Internet Options. Once there, go to the Programs tab. Once in the Programs tab, there is a drop-down menu for email program. There, you can change your default email program.

If we haven't answered your question, please clarify exactly what it is that you want to do.
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Old 04. Aug 2009, 04:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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IE is a browser which can be used to access web based mail like Yahoo, Gmail etc. Thunderbird is like Outlook, which can access mails on your PC.

Please read this article on the main TSA site for more options:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ail-client.htm
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Old 04. Aug 2009, 04:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Some nice explanation there by kendall .

Were your question solved which you asked originally DoeZ ? Would be nice to hear your feedback.
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Old 04. Aug 2009, 05:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No i'm sorry but I'm just getting more confused. What I'm saying is that if your in a site that sends you a link to send them a email it automatically takes me to outlook...whether its outlook or outlook express i'm not sure of..but I've gone to that internet options>tools>program tab and pulled it down...BUT...it doesn't give me the option of yahoo...it says outlook...msn explorer...windows live mail...outlook express..but not yahoo mail. I need it to say Yahoo mail and I can't get it to. The reason I need it to say Yahoo is because this is where we send/receive email and outlook does not allow us to send mail..or at least we can't figure out how to send it...and I don't want to use that cuz its too confusing for us. Did I make myself clearer? I just don't know how to explain it anymore...lol
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You have a couple options:

1. Set up Outlook or Outlook Express as your email program to download and send Yahoo mail. See this link to see how to do that:

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mai...op/pop-08.html

2. Change the settings that I told you about to msn explorer. When you click on a "send to" or "email" link, this will open up your msn explorer window.

You really should try to better understand the difference between web-based email and an email program or email software. An email program or software (like Outlook or Outlook Express or Eudora or Thunderbird) basically downloads or takes your email off of Yahoo (or MSN or Gmail) and downloads it to a program. Personally, I use both Hotmail/MSN and Gmail BUT I also use Outlook. I hate web-mail and accessing email via a web interface. Others, like it just fine.

If you really want to try to understand this, please check out:

http://ask-leo.com/whats_the_differe...sps_email.html
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