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Hotmail will not send messages
I am running Windows 7 and can not send mail from my Hotmail account

My Hotmail account is set as a POP3 account.  I can receive emails but can not send any. 

Outgoing email SMTP is set at 25 for the server port Number.  All the correct boxes are checked; in addition every possible variation I randomly tried anyway (I use the identical settings in XP and everything works).  I tried both a secure SSL and not secure with the same result.  

My Gmail and optimum online (a local internet provider) accounts work in both directions but my hotmail account won't send mail.

The error I receive is:

The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'HOTMAIL', Server: '', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E


Thank you
have you checked the 'my resver requires authentication' checkbox on account settings?



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