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May 6, 2005 1:32:06 PM

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Why do you have to use a host file to resolve DNS
lookups? Such as getting e-mail through outlook or
exchange.

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Anonymous
May 7, 2005 2:36:18 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Nancy wrote:
> Why do you have to use a host file to resolve DNS
> lookups? Such as getting e-mail through outlook or
> exchange.

The hosts file is typically used just to block specific IP address. But it can also be used to specify the IP address for certain named-hosts (servers). To get email it is not normally necessary to have to depend or use the Hosts file.
Are you having a problem getting email?
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