Error sending email from ACT! 2000 and attachments missing from received email messages

I am setting up ACT! 2000 to use with Internet mail. In the Email Setup Wizard I have entered the following:
Username: My Yahoo username
Outgoing SMTP server:
incoming Pop 3 server:
Real name: My name
Organization: "blank"
Reply to address: My yahoo mail address
Connect to the Internet using: Direct network connection (only option form pull-down menu)

I have tested the connection and receive confirmation of successful communication with server

I have succesfully retrieved emails from Yahoo but have the following issues:

1. Attachments are not appearing in my inbox. Messages are tagged with the paperclip attachment icon and during download they appear to be downloading attachments but I cannot find the files anywhere. Here are the file locations I have specified in setup:
Preferences/General/Default Locations/File type: Email . . . c:\program files\act\Email
Preferences/General/Default Locations/File type: Internet Mail . . . c:\program files\act\mail\internet
Preferences/Email/Folder/Messages you have attached are stored in: c:\program files\act\Email

2. I am unable to send email with or without attachments and receive the error message: "Cannot perform this function: General error."

3. With some messages in my inbox I receive the following error message: "The message is too large to be displayed. The size has been truncated to fir in the display area." Can I change a setting somewhere in ACT! to address this?
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Mike LazarusConnect With a Mentor Act! Evangelist - CRM ConsultantCommented:
Yes, I think authentication in ACT!'s Internet Mail only started with ACT! 7.0

But the interface to Outlook is by far the best option for ACT!... especially with ACT! 10.0 and later
Mike LazarusAct! Evangelist - CRM ConsultantCommented:
1. You might try this article -

2. Try this -

3. I've not heard of that before... try again after fixing the other items above
SaasaaAuthor Commented:
Thanks. On further research I think the problem is that ACT 2000 ver 5.04 does not support SSL authentication which is required by Yahoo. I am therefore changing my approach and using Outlook as the mail client for ACT. That works, sort of.

Perhaps it's time to go to a more recent ACT package than this one from the last millennium. :-)
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