Here are the directions for setting up a Hotmail pop3 account :
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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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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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
After configuring your Gmail account with the additional From: addresses that you would like to send as, use the following information to configure the SMTP outgoing email server information in your email program:
- Outgoing SMTP mail server: smtp.gmail.com
- Use authentication: Yes
- [FONT=Courier New, Courier, mono][SIZE=-1]Use SSL/TLS: Yes[/SIZE][/FONT]
- [FONT=Courier New, Courier, mono][SIZE=-1]Port: 587[/SIZE][/FONT]
- [FONT=Courier New, Courier, mono][SIZE=-1]Account name: Your full gmail address[/SIZE][/FONT]
- [FONT=Courier New, Courier, mono][SIZE=-1]Email address: The full email address that you want to send From:
- [FONT=Courier New, Courier, mono][SIZE=-1]Password: Your Gmail Password[/SIZE][/FONT]
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?
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.