Cannot send mail but can recieve

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by joe, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. joe

    joe Guest

    Cannot send mail, out of nowhere.
    Windows live and att/yahoo service.
    All settings are correct, tried another port and switched back. Tried
    changing a couple other settings but revertted back to original correct
    settings.
    Mail both ways works fine via iphone, same mail account.
    No changes were made to anything prior to this happening.
    I have read other threads, identical problem, with absolutely no solution
    besides attempts at chasing tails when all the settings are correct in the
    first place.
    There is something wrong with the Windows live program, would be nice to
    know what it is. "Connection to server has failed" is the message, only with
    windows live. The iphone works flawlessly. Again, this problem developed out
    of no where, no changes were made.
    The connection to the server has failed.

    Subject 'tst'
    Server: 'smtp.att.yahoo.com'
    Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
    Protocol: SMTP
    Port: 25
    Secure(SSL): No
    Socket Error: 10060
     
    joe, Aug 4, 2010
    #1
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  2. Your settings are NOT correct. In particular, you should be using port 465
    with SSL instead of port 25 without SSL. The complete settings are specified here:
    http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB401738

    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)


    "joe" wrote in message
    Cannot send mail, out of nowhere.
    Windows live and att/yahoo service.
    All settings are correct, tried another port and switched back. Tried
    changing a couple other settings but revertted back to original correct
    settings.
    Mail both ways works fine via iphone, same mail account.
    No changes were made to anything prior to this happening.
    I have read other threads, identical problem, with absolutely no solution
    besides attempts at chasing tails when all the settings are correct in the
    first place.
    There is something wrong with the Windows live program, would be nice to
    know what it is. "Connection to server has failed" is the message, only with
    windows live. The iphone works flawlessly. Again, this problem developed out
    of no where, no changes were made.
    The connection to the server has failed.

    Subject 'tst'
    Server: 'smtp.att.yahoo.com'
    Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
    Protocol: SMTP
    Port: 25
    Secure(SSL): No
    Socket Error: 10060
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Aug 4, 2010
    #2
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  3. joe

    N. Miller Guest

    Actually, I am starting to think that Yahoo! has issues. Most common failure
    is between MS Oulook and the Yahoo! servers; but I have seen reports of
    problems between Mozilla Thunderbird and the Yahoo! servers. I suspect the
    reality of it is that Yahoo! would prefer its users (which include AT&T DSL
    subscribers) use web mail, for ad tracking purposes (Yahoo! derives its
    revenue primarily from advertising). Some AT&T users have reported success
    at using port 25 without SSL when things go south, some have even resorted
    to the older server names, such as 'smtp.sbcglobal.yahoo.com'. But the
    problem comes and goes, and the official server name is alwasy, now:
    'smtp.att.yahoo.com', and the official port is 465 with SSL enabled. AT&T
    support, as always, is clueless; and this is really a Yahoo! issue.
     
    N. Miller, Aug 4, 2010
    #3
  4. joe

    Magnus Guest

    Is ATT your PC's ISP? Because the yahoo mail server is looking for a
    connection from an ATT domain.

    Maybe this is unrelated to your issue, but my phone connects w/yahoo just
    fine as long as I'm using my cell phone carrier. But if my phone tries to
    connect w/yahoo over my wifi network, through am alternate ISP/carrier, it
    is rejected.
     
    Magnus, Aug 4, 2010
    #4
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