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I set up Outlook Express following your advice above, but when I tried to get my Hotmail mail, I received the following error:
Unable to logon to the server using Secure Password Authentication. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'pop3.live.com', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR command not implemented', Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC18
I do not see the advanced tab in the Properties window. Am I using old version?
At this link
It specifies that you can also use port 587 for outgoing mail server, I couldn't get this to work here or at my job until I did that, so you might want to add that port to your tutorial as well.
If you find that incoming mail is fine but outgoing doesn't work, it's worth remembering that some ISPs like to block all SMTP usage except via their own servers - O2 Broadband and TalkTalk are two examples in the UK. To keep it simple you have to set up the POP3 settings as in the article but use your ISP's own SMTP server. The set-up for this is different depending on your email software but if you already have an account set up using the ISP's own email domain it should be fairly straightforward to find and copy the settings - as long as you know the password!
When you send a message appeared this result:
The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'smtp.live.com', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure#SSL#: Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
Yes it worked wonders with my mails, all u need to do is to follow the steps carefully
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! You fixed my issue with sending out messages on my Live account in just a few minutes what took me two hours to not get right in the first place. By the way love the screen shots--it helped allot!!!
I use dial-up. I tried doing this with my hotmail account and outlook 2002. Doesn't work. My computer has vista operating system. Any ideas? I have tried everything I know to try. I have literally spent hours on this. Microsoft is absolutely no help.
I'm trying to set up email (hotmail account) for my sons to access using the magic desktop that came with my laptop... I have followed the instructions as per outlook but am still getting error messages, any ideas?
I must say that I spent four hours trying to figure this out and this is the correct steps that you need to follow and it resolved my pain and headache to solving the issue with outlook 6 setup.
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