Can't send messages from second account in Windows Livemail

Posted on 2012-09-08
Last Modified: 2012-09-09
Hi All

I have two accounts set up in Windows Livemail. Both accounts are receiving email no problem and the default account is sending emails with no problems. However, if I select the second account from the drop down menu when sending an email, the message just sits in the outbox. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.


Question by:Terrygordon
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    Accepted Solution

    Terrygordon--Am I correct that the two accounts have individual folders, like Sent Items Folder, Inbox, etc.  ?
    Are you getting any error messages?
    Perhaps of help.
    See especially pctek's post.  And the suggestion to delete whatever message(s) are now in the Outbox.
    If no help, too many messages in the Sent Mail folder could also block Outgoing messages.  Try deleting as many as you can.

    Author Comment

    Yes, there are 2 separate folders. Normally the message just sits there with no error message and I delete it from the outbox. But just now I tried closing Livemail and clicked yes to the "you have you want to send them now" message. This produced the following error:

    The host '' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly.

    Subject 'Re: test'
    Server: ''
    Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0D
    Protocol: SMTP
    Port: 25
    Secure(SSL): No
    Socket Error: 11004

    Author Comment

    I've just had a Homer Simpson 'Doh!' moment. Just realised that I had typed 'smpt' instead of 'smtp' in the outgoing mail server address which is why it will receive (correct address) but not send.

    However, I would never even have looked if you hadn't pointed me in the right direction so I am awarding the points.
    LVL 50

    Expert Comment

    Terrygordon--Glad to hear all is well.  Thanks for telling us the "fix".

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