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Wannabe Geek

# 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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Master Geek

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

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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Uber Geek

  # 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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