In a nut shell&my personal email Comcast accounts have always opened up in Outlook Express. After several Microsoft updates directing my mail to set up in the regular Outlook and a phone that will now sync Yahoo/Outlook calendar and contacts with my Smartphone I have finally given into the pressure and switched over to the 2003 Outlook that came with my work laptop.
The problem as I see it the 2003 Outlook used to pull email off of a VPN connection to our Server at work. It keeps getting hung-up trying to connect to something that us not there. I no longer access our company thru the VPN. This company exchange server is not a valid address. I do not know of an alternate server address to keep this process active/open.
If I delete this setting and only keep the 2 POP Comcast accounts in Outlook, I cannot access my calendar or my contacts that came over in the transfer/yahoo sync. It will only give me current email /calendar/ contacts and I have lost all history and older email. It seems that when everything came over from express and the yahoo syncing process must have taken place under the exchange file.
To further complicate this - I noticed this afternoon while deleting yrs of old and duplicate emails from the merged files that I cannot empty the delete folder due to the fact it is trying to sync with the phantom server!
I have had to back date my computer twice while trying to fix this. So I am guessing that this Microsoft Exchange server setting is somehow playing a part in my configuation.
Thank you for your help,