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Windows 7: win7 picking wrong port

01 Mar 2011   #1

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win7 picking wrong port

I recently bought a computer with Windows 7. I live in an area where dial up is my only option (for now), so I also purchased a USB modem. I used Windows 7 to set up the dial up account using the phone number I was issued before.

Previously I had been running Win98SE with my dial up. POP3 account using ports 110 and 25 (typical setup). Windows 7 wants to assign port 143 and says my connection is unsecure.

So how do I manually change the port setting instead of using an obviously failed wizard?

Any takers? Thanks.

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02 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit

I generally go through the wizzard as quickly as possible. Then I go into the account properties for each email account and carefully set up each tab so it agrees with the email service provider's information. Pay special attention to the "servers" and "advanced" tabs since you won't connect to the server unless they are correct. Also, the check box on the "general" tab is important depending on when you want to download your mail.
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02 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Server 2008 R2, Ubuntu 8.04 & 10.04 LTS Server

Port 143 is IMAP if I remember correctly, so make sure you have selected a pop account.

What mail software are u using?
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