outlook express/hotmail setup

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  1. sandyhar

    sandyhar New Email

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    Hi,

    Problem configuring outlook to work with hotmail.

    mail from hotmail ends up in outlook outbox but is not sent.

    Error codes are:

    0x...C0F, C18, C90.

    Also, the MSN logo is no longer present in the outlook files.

    Thanks,

    Sandy:hammer:
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Sandy,

    Here are the directions for setting up a Hotmail pop3 account :

    http://www.emailquestions.com/hotmail/227-do-i-configure-my-hotmail-msn-email-account-work-pop3.html

    Make sure you have the port number set correctly for sending email and that you do not have a firewall r virus scanner blocking your outgoing email.

    Also, you don't have to use the Hotmail servers for sending email. You can also try to use your ISP's outgoing mail server for sending email. It appears that mail.bellsouth.net may be the smtp server for your internet connection.

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  3. reble

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    I have had Outlook Express setup and working right to send and receive email. I can't figure why it isn't working now. I can receive but can 't send. I get the following error message.

    The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'steve-kc7byp', Server: 'smtp.live.com', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E:hammer:

     
  4. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Re: outlook express/hotmail setup 0x800CCC0E

    Hello,

    Outlook Express error code 0x800CCC0E is a generic "failed to connect to server" message.

    Did you recently add or change any of your anti-virus or firewall programs?

    It's possible that one of them is blocking port 25 that is used for sending email.

    What company provides your internet service? It's also possible they started blocking outgoing port 25 if you are on a residential connection.

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  5. reble

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    Re: outlook express/hotmail setup 0x800CCC0E

    I am extend stay at Days Inn motel Kennewick Wa. On a wireless router that the motel has. Everything was working fine until a few days ago. I have no idea whats going on. No changes to anti-virus or firewall. Hotmail it self on the brouser is working fine. i just can't send from outlook express via hotmail:hammer:


     
  6. reble

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    Re: outlook express/hotmail setup 0x800CCC0E

    I still have the problem. Can anyone please help me?

     
  7. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    The hotel is most likely blocking outbound port 25.

    I tried calling the hotel to find out if they have specific directions for the Days Inn in WA but the person who answered the phone couldn't answer the question.

    Lets try sending email on a different port. This probably isn't the best answer but it might get you working. Create a Gmail account (if you don't already have one) and then use these directions to update your outgoing smtp mail server settings :

    Are you able to send email now?
     
  8. reble

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    I already have an email account at gmail. I was able to send out a test email to my self via Outlook Express. I used to be able to send an email out via Hotmail using Outlook Express at this motel. The only reason I changed to Hotmail is because Gmail did away with mass email dump. You now have to check every email one at a time.

     
  9. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    This isn't for checking email, only for sending. If you confirm your Hotmail address as an alias within Gmail you can configure your Outlook Express to pop email from Hotmail, and to send your emails out using the Gmail servers.
     
  10. reble

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    I don't understand what you are saying.

     

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