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Microsoft KB Archive/169743

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XCLN: Exchange Windows 3.x client Does Not Receive New Mail Automatically

Article ID: 169743

Article Last Modified on 10/28/2006


  • Microsoft Exchange Client 5.5
  • Microsoft Exchange Client 5.0

This article was previously published under Q169743


If you use the Microsoft Exchange Client for Windows 3.x, you may not automatically receive new mail when it is delivered. You must perform another function, such as selecting another folder and then clicking the Inbox again, before the new mail appears.


Notification of new mail is a task initiated from the server. The server notifies the client that new mail has arrived so the client can update its Inbox display. However, in order for the server to notify the client of an update, the server must send directly to the client's IP address.


Verify that the correct IP address entries for the client computer are on the Domain Name Services (DNS) server, WINS server, or in the HOSTS file on the Exchange Server computer. You can also try to resolve the problem by adding the computer name and IP address of the client machine to its own HOSTS file.

For more information on how to troubleshoot Microsoft Exchange for Windows 3.x client using TCP/IP, see 155048, "Troubleshooting Startup of Windows Client Using TCP/IP" in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

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