Host files

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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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    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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    Maurice N
    MVP Windows - Shell / User
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