Solved

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

Posted on 2011-09-24
4
421 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
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
0
Comment
Question by:John Fistere
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Deepu Chowdary
ID: 36594397
Try resetting the account ..
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:John Fistere
ID: 36594446
I don't see a way to reset the account.  Can you give more details on how to do that?

Thanks,
John
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
John Fistere earned 0 total points
ID: 36595474
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
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:John Fistere
ID: 36890326
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.
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you the basics of configuring your computer to improve its speed. It will also teach you how to disable programs that are running in the background simultaneously. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating…
Suggested Courses

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question