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dabragg
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-18-2011

can't send messages through windows live mail

I just hooked up my comcast email to windows live mail through windows, I can't send any messages it just keeps giving me this error:

The connection to the server has failed.

Subject 'Read: Latest Update - Please Read!'
Server: 'smtp.comcast.net'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
Protocol: SMTP
Port: 25
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 10013

I can receive messages but not send them can anyone help????????

Silver Problem Solver
reasd
Posts: 6,127
Registered: ‎02-22-2007

Re: can't send messages through windows live mail

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dabragg wrote:

I just hooked up my comcast email to windows live mail through windows, I can't send any messages it just keeps giving me this error:

The connection to the server has failed.

Subject 'Read: Latest Update - Please Read!'
Server: 'smtp.comcast.net'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
Protocol: SMTP
Port: 25
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 10013

I can receive messages but not send them can anyone help????????


Hello,

Please  checked your settings against the link below.

http://forums.comcast.com/t5/E-Mail-and-Xfinity-Connect-Help/email-clients-Smartzone-HOW-TO/m-p/6985...

 

If you checked all the settings and still does not work most probably there is a something in your outbox that got corrupted. To fix this just clear you outbox contents.

 



Networking Expert
Baric
Posts: 24,238
Registered: ‎07-28-2003

Re: can't send messages through windows live mail

Don't use port 25, use port 587, SSL on, and authentication required.  Port 465 (SSL is required here) also works.

 

Many users are finding that port 25 is blocked at their cable modem, usually becasue Comcast detects some traffic pattern that might indicate you are sending spam (perhaps unknowingly).  Which is we realways recommend the standard email submission port, which is 587.  465 is the SSL encrypted version of port 25, but since it requires authentication, it's not normally blocked when 25 is.

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nagj
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-28-2011

Re: can't send messages through windows live mail

...set the smtp port to 587

but real problem is not with setting :-)

problem is with antivirus, unselect protection for (POP3...) in your antivirus setting for mail and problem fixed.