Once I changed to AT&T Uverse from Comcast Mail not working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Tom, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Tom

    Tom Guest

    I have been using WIndows mail on my Vista Operating system to send and
    recieve my AOL email. Once I had AT&T U-Verse installed in the house
    Microsoft Mail recieves (very slowly) and will not send email.

    When I do attempt to send and recieve WIndows Mail pops up a box about how
    do I want to connect to the internet. When I go to select a new connection
    the Windows dialog boxes tell me I am already connected to the internet
    (which I know), but the damn thing still just acts like it needs to dial a
    connection - even though it already downloaded my email.

    Is this a windows set up issue, or does the AT&T service put some block in
    the ISP that prevents me from connecting to AOL SMTP servers?
    Tom, Dec 4, 2009
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  2. Tools | Accounts | Mail | [account] | Properties | Connection | Always
    connect using... (uncheck this)
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Dec 4, 2009
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  3. Go to Tools, Accounts, select your mail account, Properties, Connection.
    What does it show for connection?
    You must either leave that unselected (in which case WM will use whatever
    connection IE uses), or else select the Local Area Network.

    Also, under Tools, Options, Connection, the first box should be checked,
    and the second box unchecked.
    If all that checks out, but you still have the problem, the account may be corrupted.
    Delete the account, restart Windows Mail, then recreate the account.
    Gary VanderMolen \(MVP\), Dec 4, 2009
  4. Check to make sure you have not set a forced connection for your accounts.

    select account
    Connection tab

    for most accounts the check box should be empty

    check this setting for all of the accounts

    Michael Walraven, Dec 4, 2009
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