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Outlook 2007 & Windows 7 & the mail icon isn't the control panel

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  1. robert.lewis@bankerslife.com

    robert.lewis@bankerslife.com

    Guest
    I got this new computer with Windows 7 OS. I installed outlook 2007, and in

    the mist of configuring the network email account, I made a couple of small

    mistakes. But I cant figure out how to get back into Outlook to change the

    settings. Normally, in XP or Vista, I would go to the control panel, and

    click on the mail icon, and go and change the settings, HUT there is not mail

    icon in the control panel for Windows 7. I have looked all over.

    I tried unistalling and re-installing, but it is saving the settings

    somehow, so I dont get the change to change the settings, it autamatically

    tries logging in with the old settings.... Any ideas> I need help!

     
  2. neo

    neo

    Guest
    You didn't mention if you are running a 32 or 64bit version of Windows 7.

    In any case, if the Mail applet doesn't show in the control panel by going

    to the control panel and then using the search box in the top (e.g. type

    mail), then you should be able to double click on:

    Windows 7 32bit:

    c:\program files\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl

    or Windows 7 64bit:

    c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl

    "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"

    <robert.lewis@bankerslife.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:9794BEB2-2DF4-4C11-83BD-A7617A543A07@microsoft.com...
    > I got this new computer with Windows 7 OS. I installed outlook 2007, and
    > in
    > the mist of configuring the network email account, I made a couple of
    > small
    > mistakes. But I cant figure out how to get back into Outlook to change
    > the
    > settings. Normally, in XP or Vista, I would go to the control panel, and
    > click on the mail icon, and go and change the settings, HUT there is not
    > mail
    > icon in the control panel for Windows 7. I have looked all over.

    > I tried unistalling and re-installing, but it is saving the settings
    > somehow, so I dont get the change to change the settings, it autamatically
    > tries logging in with the old settings.... Any ideas> I need help!


     
  3. robert.lewis@bankerslife.com

    robert.lewis@bankerslife.com

    Guest
    Re: Outlook 2007 & Windows 7 & the mail icon isn't the control pan

    This is a 64-bit operating system. I went to the start icon at the bottom

    left hand of the screen, and typed into the search box above it "mail'. And

    a lot of stuff came up, but NO mail applet. I am pretty computer literate,

    and am totally baffled by this whole experience. Why in gods creation would

    Microsoft make things soo much harder than it needs to be. I appreciate any

    insight and help you could give me in this matter. I just would like to get

    into the mail settings to get my outlook to work, and cant even find the area

    to get the mail settings changed....

    thx

    "neo" wrote:


    > You didn't mention if you are running a 32 or 64bit version of Windows 7.
    > In any case, if the Mail applet doesn't show in the control panel by going
    > to the control panel and then using the search box in the top (e.g. type
    > mail), then you should be able to double click on:

    > Windows 7 32bit:
    > c:\program files\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl

    > or Windows 7 64bit:
    > c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl

    > "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"
    > <robert.lewis@bankerslife.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:9794BEB2-2DF4-4C11-83BD-A7617A543A07@microsoft.com...
    > >I got this new computer with Windows 7 OS. I installed outlook 2007, and
    > >in
    > > the mist of configuring the network email account, I made a couple of
    > > small
    > > mistakes. But I cant figure out how to get back into Outlook to change
    > > the
    > > settings. Normally, in XP or Vista, I would go to the control panel, and
    > > click on the mail icon, and go and change the settings, HUT there is not
    > > mail
    > > icon in the control panel for Windows 7. I have looked all over.
    > > I tried unistalling and re-installing, but it is saving the settings
    > > somehow, so I dont get the change to change the settings, it autamatically
    > > tries logging in with the old settings.... Any ideas> I need help!


    > .
    >


     
  4. Russ Valentine

    Russ Valentine

    Guest
    Re: Outlook 2007 & Windows 7 & the mail icon isn't the control pan

    Start by doing what neo posted instead of what you did. Read his post more

    carefully if necessary.

    Russ Valentine

    "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"

    <robertlewisbankerslifecom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:4ED2561D-6C70-4F8E-AE55-703EC7F45195@microsoft.com...
    > This is a 64-bit operating system. I went to the start icon at the bottom
    > left hand of the screen, and typed into the search box above it "mail'.
    > And
    > a lot of stuff came up, but NO mail applet. I am pretty computer
    > literate,
    > and am totally baffled by this whole experience. Why in gods creation
    > would
    > Microsoft make things soo much harder than it needs to be. I appreciate
    > any
    > insight and help you could give me in this matter. I just would like to
    > get
    > into the mail settings to get my outlook to work, and cant even find the
    > area
    > to get the mail settings changed....
    > thx

    > "neo" wrote:
    >
    > > You didn't mention if you are running a 32 or 64bit version of Windows 7.
    > > In any case, if the Mail applet doesn't show in the control panel by
    > > going
    > > to the control panel and then using the search box in the top (e.g. type
    > > mail), then you should be able to double click on:
    >

    >> Windows 7 32bit:
    > > c:\program files\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl
    >

    >> or Windows 7 64bit:
    > > c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl
    >

    >> "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"
    > > <robert.lewis@bankerslife.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:9794BEB2-2DF4-4C11-83BD-A7617A543A07@microsoft.com...
    > > >I got this new computer with Windows 7 OS. I installed outlook 2007,
    > > >and
    > > >in
    > > > the mist of configuring the network email account, I made a couple of
    > > > small
    > > > mistakes. But I cant figure out how to get back into Outlook to change
    > > > the
    > > > settings. Normally, in XP or Vista, I would go to the control panel,
    > > > and
    > > > click on the mail icon, and go and change the settings, HUT there is
    > > > not
    > > > mail
    > > > icon in the control panel for Windows 7. I have looked all over.
    > >> > I tried unistalling and re-installing, but it is saving the settings
    > > > somehow, so I dont get the change to change the settings, it
    > > > autamatically
    > > > tries logging in with the old settings.... Any ideas> I need help!

    >

    >> .
    > >


     
  5. neo

    neo

    Guest
    Re: Outlook 2007 & Windows 7 & the mail icon isn't the control pan

    It won't find it from where you tried. Open the control panel and then use

    the search box in the top right of the control panel's window. Don't ask

    why it doesn't find it the other way. Just know it doesn't as our systems

    behave the same when I try it the way you described.

    "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"

    <robertlewisbankerslifecom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:4ED2561D-6C70-4F8E-AE55-703EC7F45195@microsoft.com...
    > This is a 64-bit operating system. I went to the start icon at the bottom
    > left hand of the screen, and typed into the search box above it "mail'.
    > And
    > a lot of stuff came up, but NO mail applet. I am pretty computer
    > literate,
    > and am totally baffled by this whole experience. Why in gods creation
    > would
    > Microsoft make things soo much harder than it needs to be. I appreciate
    > any
    > insight and help you could give me in this matter. I just would like to
    > get
    > into the mail settings to get my outlook to work, and cant even find the
    > area
    > to get the mail settings changed....
    > thx

    > "neo" wrote:
    >
    > > You didn't mention if you are running a 32 or 64bit version of Windows 7.
    > > In any case, if the Mail applet doesn't show in the control panel by
    > > going
    > > to the control panel and then using the search box in the top (e.g. type
    > > mail), then you should be able to double click on:
    >

    >> Windows 7 32bit:
    > > c:\program files\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl
    >

    >> or Windows 7 64bit:
    > > c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl
    >

    >> "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"
    > > <robert.lewis@bankerslife.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:9794BEB2-2DF4-4C11-83BD-A7617A543A07@microsoft.com...
    > > >I got this new computer with Windows 7 OS. I installed outlook 2007,
    > > >and
    > > >in
    > > > the mist of configuring the network email account, I made a couple of
    > > > small
    > > > mistakes. But I cant figure out how to get back into Outlook to change
    > > > the
    > > > settings. Normally, in XP or Vista, I would go to the control panel,
    > > > and
    > > > click on the mail icon, and go and change the settings, HUT there is
    > > > not
    > > > mail
    > > > icon in the control panel for Windows 7. I have looked all over.
    > >> > I tried unistalling and re-installing, but it is saving the settings
    > > > somehow, so I dont get the change to change the settings, it
    > > > autamatically
    > > > tries logging in with the old settings.... Any ideas> I need help!

    >

    >> .
    > >


     
  6. robert.lewis@bankerslife.com

    robert.lewis@bankerslife.com

    Guest
    Re: Outlook 2007 & Windows 7 & the mail icon isn't the control pan

    Ok, sorry, I didn't realize that. So I did it, and the mail 32-bit icon

    showed, and

    I made the necessary changes.... Now when I try to connect, it tells me

    "The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online

    or connected to complete this action." But I am connected to the internet...

    So not

    sure what is going on? The only thing I notice is when I go into mail

    setup, and

    go the the general tab, I check off in the start up section to

    "automatically detect

    connection", but after I try opening Outlook, and it doesnt connect, and I

    go back

    to check the settings, it has gone back to the other setting of "Manually

    detect

    connection setttings." Any ideas on what I need to do?

    thx so much for all your help...

    "neo" wrote:


    > It won't find it from where you tried. Open the control panel and then use
    > the search box in the top right of the control panel's window. Don't ask
    > why it doesn't find it the other way. Just know it doesn't as our systems
    > behave the same when I try it the way you described.

    > "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"
    > <robertlewisbankerslifecom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4ED2561D-6C70-4F8E-AE55-703EC7F45195@microsoft.com...
    > > This is a 64-bit operating system. I went to the start icon at the bottom
    > > left hand of the screen, and typed into the search box above it "mail'.
    > > And
    > > a lot of stuff came up, but NO mail applet. I am pretty computer
    > > literate,
    > > and am totally baffled by this whole experience. Why in gods creation
    > > would
    > > Microsoft make things soo much harder than it needs to be. I appreciate
    > > any
    > > insight and help you could give me in this matter. I just would like to
    > > get
    > > into the mail settings to get my outlook to work, and cant even find the
    > > area
    > > to get the mail settings changed....
    > > thx
    > > "neo" wrote:
    > >
    > >> You didn't mention if you are running a 32 or 64bit version of Windows 7.
    > >> In any case, if the Mail applet doesn't show in the control panel by
    > >> going
    > >> to the control panel and then using the search box in the top (e.g. type
    > >> mail), then you should be able to double click on:
    > >
    > >> Windows 7 32bit:
    > >> c:\program files\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl
    > >
    > >> or Windows 7 64bit:
    > >> c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl
    > >
    > >> "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"
    > >> <robert.lewis@bankerslife.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:9794BEB2-2DF4-4C11-83BD-A7617A543A07@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I got this new computer with Windows 7 OS. I installed outlook 2007,
    > >> >and
    > >> >in
    > >> > the mist of configuring the network email account, I made a couple of
    > >> > small
    > >> > mistakes. But I cant figure out how to get back into Outlook to change
    > >> > the
    > >> > settings. Normally, in XP or Vista, I would go to the control panel,
    > >> > and
    > >> > click on the mail icon, and go and change the settings, HUT there is
    > >> > not
    > >> > mail
    > >> > icon in the control panel for Windows 7. I have looked all over.
    > >> >> > I tried unistalling and re-installing, but it is saving the settings
    > >> > somehow, so I dont get the change to change the settings, it
    > >> > autamatically
    > >> > tries logging in with the old settings.... Any ideas> I need help!
    > >
    > >> .
    > >>


    > .
    >


     
  7. neo

    neo

    Guest
    Re: Outlook 2007 & Windows 7 & the mail icon isn't the control pan

    Not the end of the world. The first question I need to ask is are your

    trying to connect to your corporate (work) email system or your friendly ISP

    that provides your home with an internet connection? If the later, remember

    that most ISPs don't provide Exchange accounts. You would actually be

    setting up a POP3/IMAP connection based on whatever instructions they

    provide.

    If the former, your IT department at work should be able to help you

    establish a connection if they permit what you want to do. Just remember

    that they own the system and have every right to dictate use.

    "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"

    <robertlewisbankerslifecom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:3ED681A9-88FB-459A-B716-0FA3D2E886B1@microsoft.com...
    > Ok, sorry, I didn't realize that. So I did it, and the mail 32-bit icon
    > showed, and
    > I made the necessary changes.... Now when I try to connect, it tells me
    > "The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be
    > online
    > or connected to complete this action." But I am connected to the
    > internet...
    > So not
    > sure what is going on? The only thing I notice is when I go into mail
    > setup, and
    > go the the general tab, I check off in the start up section to
    > "automatically detect
    > connection", but after I try opening Outlook, and it doesnt connect, and I
    > go back
    > to check the settings, it has gone back to the other setting of "Manually
    > detect
    > connection setttings." Any ideas on what I need to do?
    > thx so much for all your help...

    > "neo" wrote:
    >
    > > It won't find it from where you tried. Open the control panel and then
    > > use
    > > the search box in the top right of the control panel's window. Don't ask
    > > why it doesn't find it the other way. Just know it doesn't as our
    > > systems
    > > behave the same when I try it the way you described.
    >

    >> "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"
    > > <robertlewisbankerslifecom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:4ED2561D-6C70-4F8E-AE55-703EC7F45195@microsoft.com...
    > > > This is a 64-bit operating system. I went to the start icon at the
    > > > bottom
    > > > left hand of the screen, and typed into the search box above it "mail'.
    > > > And
    > > > a lot of stuff came up, but NO mail applet. I am pretty computer
    > > > literate,
    > > > and am totally baffled by this whole experience. Why in gods creation
    > > > would
    > > > Microsoft make things soo much harder than it needs to be. I
    > > > appreciate
    > > > any
    > > > insight and help you could give me in this matter. I just would like
    > > > to
    > > > get
    > > > into the mail settings to get my outlook to work, and cant even find
    > > > the
    > > > area
    > > > to get the mail settings changed....
    > > > thx
    > >> > "neo" wrote:
    > >> >> You didn't mention if you are running a 32 or 64bit version of Windows
    > > >> 7.
    > > >> In any case, if the Mail applet doesn't show in the control panel by
    > > >> going
    > > >> to the control panel and then using the search box in the top (e.g.
    > > >> type
    > > >> mail), then you should be able to double click on:
    > > >
    >> >> Windows 7 32bit:
    > > >> c:\program files\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl
    > > >
    >> >> or Windows 7 64bit:
    > > >> c:\program files (x86)\microsoft office\office 12\mlcfg32.cpl
    > > >
    >> >> "robert.lewis@bankerslife.com"
    > > >> <robert.lewis@bankerslife.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > > >> message
    > > >> news:9794BEB2-2DF4-4C11-83BD-A7617A543A07@microsoft.com...
    > > >> >I got this new computer with Windows 7 OS. I installed outlook 2007,
    > > >> >and
    > > >> >in
    > > >> > the mist of configuring the network email account, I made a couple
    > > >> > of
    > > >> > small
    > > >> > mistakes. But I cant figure out how to get back into Outlook to
    > > >> > change
    > > >> > the
    > > >> > settings. Normally, in XP or Vista, I would go to the control
    > > >> > panel,
    > > >> > and
    > > >> > click on the mail icon, and go and change the settings, HUT there is
    > > >> > not
    > > >> > mail
    > > >> > icon in the control panel for Windows 7. I have looked all over.
    > > >>> >> > I tried unistalling and re-installing, but it is saving the settings
    > > >> > somehow, so I dont get the change to change the settings, it
    > > >> > autamatically
    > > >> > tries logging in with the old settings.... Any ideas> I need help!
    > > >
    >> >> .
    > > >>

    >

    >> .
    > >


     
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