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Windows 7: Question About Free Email Servers


14 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Question About Free Email Servers

I got a @Outlook.com email address. On these free ones, do you have to use your own ISP to send the emails (SMTP) or can you use the Outlook.com to send them? I can receive on the Outlook.com (pop) but am having a heck of a time sending emails. Anyone know? Thanks,

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15 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jim,

What are you using for you email client program?

If you like, you can also sign in online for Outlook email.

https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=...c=1&cbcxt=mail

Clutter-free inbox - Microsoft Outlook email
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15 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jim,

What are you using for you email client program?

If you like, you can also sign in online for Outlook email.

https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=...c=1&cbcxt=mail

Clutter-free inbox - Microsoft Outlook email
I do have the Outlook email, outlook.com. I am using MS Outlook for my client. On the instructions to make Outlook.com usable on a pop client, it gave instructions to use Outlook.com as the SMTP but I am having a problem getting it to send. I was just wondering if on the free email, you must use the settings for your ISP to send email? Thanks,
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15 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

One can use only the free online version and not use anything from your ISP. Don't add it to Outlook or another separate email client such as WLM.
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15 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
One can use only the free online version and not use anything from your ISP. Don't add it to Outlook or another separate email client such as WLM.
I am wanting to use it as a pop address and not just a webmail. What did you mean by the bold above?
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15 Mar 2013   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I can send and receive with a Hotmail.com (free) address using MS Outlook 2010.
The servers are
Incoming POP3: pop3.live.com
Outgoing SMTP: smtp.live.com

If you have MS Outlook 2013 that might make a difference...

Quote:
If you’re using Outlook 2013, you should not use POP3. You should just use EAS as it configures everything automatically.
Source: Outlook.com POP3 and SMTP Settings for Microsoft Outlook
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15 Mar 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I meant don't use Outlook to access webmail. Windows Live Mail, WLM, maybe it's defunct now, I don't use it, only yahoo mail.
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15 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
I can send and receive with a Hotmail.com (free) address using MS Outlook 2010.
The servers are
Incoming POP3: pop3.live.com
Outgoing SMTP: smtp.live.com

If you have MS Outlook 2013 that might make a difference...

Quote:
If you’re using Outlook 2013, you should not use POP3. You should just use EAS as it configures everything automatically.
Source: Outlook.com POP3 and SMTP Settings for Microsoft Outlook
I am using Outlook 2003, but I don't think that would matter. I can receive OK with Outlook.Com but can not send. My test messages work OK, but can not send an email. It just hangs in the Outbox until I delete it. It appears I have everything setup OK. My webmail works fine, but I was wanting to get the Pop working in case I change ISP, I can keep the same email address. I appreciate your help. I will just keep searching.
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15 Mar 2013   #9

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Did you try using the smtp.live.com server for outgoing?
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15 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: You might want to set the smtp port to either 2525 or 587 as most ISP's block port 25.

Rich
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