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Topic # 100702 17-Apr-2012 08:59
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HI, I am trying to set up hotmail for my parents, on ther imac. Its an older PPC G5 imac running 10.5.1. I can send receive using hotmail online and the folder copied through when i set t up as a pop3 account in mail.

The connection diagnostic shows green lights on send and receive showing mail is connecting but i get an error message sayng it cant send an emial , server setting are incorrect.

I  have recreated the account several times and am sure i have the settings correct under mail preferences. Any ideas? does using the vodem stick mean i need any special settings?

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  Reply # 610356 17-Apr-2012 09:18
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Live appears to use SSL for incoming and outgoing on ports 995 for pop3.live.com and 587 for smtp.live.com
Both require authentication.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/hotmail-free-pop3-and-smtp-access-and-server-configuration-settings/

Make sure that you have accessed the advanced settings for the smtp server and set that to custom port 587, SSL and authentication password with the username/password entered.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 610645 17-Apr-2012 16:25
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Would also pay to update the system from 10.5.1 (use software update under the apple menu) as there may also be bug fixes for mail rolled in to it.

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