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Microsoft KB Archive/172388

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Article ID: 172388

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Outlook 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172388


When attempting to connect to your Internet service provider (ISP) from Microsoft Outlook, you may receive the following error message:

You could not establish a dial up connection to the computer you have dialed.


You may be using your complete e-mail address as your ISP account name.


Try using only that part of your e-mail name preceding the @ symbol or contact your ISP to find out an acceptable format for your account name.


Your e-mail address usually takes the form of a combination of your first and last name and the name of your ISP, separated by the @ symbol and periods. For example, John Doe uses an ISP by the name if MYISPNET. The ISP may assign an e-mail address of

Using the complete e-mail address,, as the account name may cause the problem described in the "Symptoms" section.

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