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Need to set authentication for outgoing SMTP mail, Windows Live Email, Winidows 7

Posted on 2011-09-24
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Previously, using Windows Mail under Vista, I was able to set "Authentication required" which allowed me to send email via other servers than my home server.  With Windows Live Email, I cannot find a way to configure my outgoing email SMTP parameters.  In fact the only thing I seem to be able to do is create a new Windows Live Account.  I see no reason to do that since at home my email works fine, both POP and SMTP.  When I travel. SMTP fails, probably because authentication is not set.

How can I set "authentication required"?

Thanks,
John Fistere
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by:Deepu Chowdary
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Try resetting the account ..
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by:John Fistere
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I don't see a way to reset the account.  Can you give more details on how to do that?

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John
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A Dell representative showed me how to access the Properties for the account: Right-click on the account name in the left hand column.  In the Servers tab, check "My server requires authentication".  In the Advanced tab, change the Outgoing mail port number to 465 and check "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" for outgoing mail.

Outgoing mail now works.

Cheers,
John
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A Dell rep showed me how to access account properties in Windows Live Mail, and I was able to duplicate the setting of another computer that was working properly.
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