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Thankyou so much Leo - I have been trying to get this going on my computer for nearly 2 months and you made it happen ! I hadnt realised that the largest ISP in New Zealand, Telecom, was deliberately blocking post 25, and changing to port 587 would sove it all. Thanks again.
Maaaannnn! Where have you been all day?
Thank you so very crazy much! You're outstanding. This is the first place i've seen this info all day, after hours of searching.
Configuring Outlook 2007 was pretty simple because it searched out the servers itself. However, Windows Mail does not. You have to manually enter the specifics.
How could this information not be the biggest news? It should've spread like a disease. I guess they're leaving it up to you Leo.
Thanks again for the best news of the day.
I did everything you said on this page and I finally recieved my mail, but I can't send. Please help!
I tried what you suggested and what others suggested and it didn't work. But seeing on another site, I put the settings back to 995 and it worked for me, using Outlook 2007 with XP.
worked for me on iphone and outlook 2007 on PC...
THANKS for the procedure !!!
I actually did all the above but still not receiving
The host 'pop3.live.com' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'sabu', Server: 'pop3.live.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D
Any ideas. i connect using anlogx proxy since i dont have a direct net connection
Thanks. Extremely helpful. Can I please ask one question. Having sent a message from Outlook Express, the sent folder in hotmail accessed via the web does not show a copy of that message (i.e. not sync'd). Is that expected or have i likely done something wrong? Many thanks
You are a genius thanks a lot dude. I think this will help me alot.Just one important question as Yahoo.com is providing pop3 services but it is payable.Can u tell me that whether this hotmail provide us free or payable pop3 services.
Leo, I have gone thru all the comments. Great that several people have got their Outlook working, but not me.
I use Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512 on Win-XP connecting thru my office network.
Same config using HTTP mail still works fine for Hotmail.
I have tried your directions on http://ask-leo.com/what_are_windows_live_hotmails_pop3_and_smtp_settings.html but still getting the message:
The host 'smtp.live.com' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'xxxxxxxx #Hotmail# New', Server: 'smtp.live.com', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 587, Secure#SSL#: Yes, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D
The host 'pop3.live.com' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'xxxxxxxx #Hotmail# New', Server: 'pop3.live.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure#SSL#: Yes, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D
Please suggest the solution.
I also have my official mail account configured under single 'Main Identity', that works fine.
FIXED! (Work around) You can receive but not send email using HOTMAIL's new POP settings.
Use the settings on this page BUT...
For outgoing mail, DO NOT USE smtp.live.com - use whatever your default server is (mine is smtp.west.cox.net). I figured this part out on my own because when I use my domain mail, this is how it is set up. (Use port 25 for outgoing messages).
And if using anti-virus e-mail scanning like NORTON, go to OPTIONS / EMAIL and UNCHECK "scan outgoing messages". (Incoming are still scanned for your protection.)
Microsoft (LIVE) and Symantec (NORTON) need to get together to resolve this issue...
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