Incredimail - setting up MSN email account

My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I installed incredimail.  I tried to setup my msn account (the free version), and although i hink I set up everything correctly, including the password, but I got the Err authentication failed.  
These are the settings that I used ;

In the E-mail Address box, type your email address.
         -In Account Type, select POP3.
          -In the Incoming mail server box, type
          -In the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, type
          -In the User Name box, type your MSN account name.
          -In the Password box, type your MSN password.
          -Click to select the Remember Password check box, if you want to save it.
           -Leave the Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) check                       box unchecked.
            -Click More Settings.
7. Click the Outgoing Server tab, click to select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
8. Click the Advanced tab,  click to select the this server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) check box under Incoming Server (POP3).
             -The Incoming Server (POP3) box should be set to port 995.

9. Select TLS for Use the following type of encrypted connection under Outgoing server (SMTP), and then click OK.
              -The Outgoing Server (SMTP) box should be set to port 25. If port 25 is blocked, you can set SMTP port to 587.

i am not sure whether the msn email cannot be setup in any other email software or not.  Thank u for your advise.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I know you don't like Outlook but have you tried Outlook for use with MSN. I thought incredimail had died. It is not a particularly good product and I suggest you reconsider using it.
jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to John, Yes, i started with Outlook 2003 and migrated to the present 2013, but still it has been nothing but grief every so often.   Even the last time the tech support tried to fix after so many hours and also transferred to the highest level technician, my Outlook 2013 is still not functioning as normal.  The excuse they give is that I have too many folders and too many emails for a home account.  
i had used incredimail before, and it worked fine, but reverted back to outlook due to the mail merge with office.
Do u think I should give pegasus email a shot?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Pegasus Mail is certainly worth a try and I think it is more up to date than incredimail.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
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i did not get a solution.
jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
thank u, still trying to find a replacement for outlook:)
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@jegajothy  - Thank you. One thing to consider is consolidating folders into fewer folders for Outlook. I have about 100 top level folders in Outlook and thousands of emails. I archive excess into Archives and Outlook works fine.

I also follow your other questions and will continue to help in any way that I can.
jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
Thank u John, this email problem is making me nutty.  But I am trying everything and see which will click. Thank u for your patience.
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