Cannot receive/send mail in Vista for outlook express



The connection to the server has failed. Subject 'Fw: king of the hill',
account: 'Home', Server: '', Protocol: SMTP, Port:
464, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for
this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of
inactivity. Account: 'Home', Server: '', Protocol:
POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10053, Error Number:

PA Bear [MS MVP]

1. You're using Windows Mail, not Outlook Express, in Vista.

2. Are you a Yahoo Plus subscriber?

Gary VanderMolen

First of all, to use the POP protocol with Yahoo you must have a
paid "Mail Plus" account, see:

Your first error message pertains to sending. The port number should be
465 instead of 464. Also, the SSL option needs to be enabled.

The second error message pertains to receiving. Enable the SSL option.

The complete settings for that service are documented here:

desparate to be connected to others

I can't get my windows email set up to send or recieve email either due to
not knowing correct pop3 and smtp settings so they just sit in outgoing and
my connection drops. have looked in all yahoo, hotmail, and windows help and
can find no where that it says straight forward what the setttings are why is
it so hard to put is plan english for us non pc geeks what we need to have
set to beable to have this these technical must haves work for us too???!!!!
Please we want to use them too!

Gary VanderMolen

The settings depend on who your mail service provider is. So, who
provides your email service? Or to ask that question another way,
what is the part of your email address after the @ symbol?
Your mail service provider will typically have a web page that shows how to
set up an email program. If you need more help, tell us the name of
your email service provider. If you currently don't have an email address,
we can help with that also.

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