Problem with Windows Live Mail software

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OldGuy70

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I've been using WIndows Live Mail under Windows 7 for about a year without problems, but just this aft (~ 5 pm) I'm unable to send or receive EMail messages. I receive the following message every time that I try to send/receive:

The connection to the server has failed.
Subject 'Anything at all'
Server: 'smtp.comcast.net'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
Protocol: SMTP
Port: 25
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 10060

I formerly used MSFT's Outlook Express (under Windows XP), and was ablel to check the settings for 'Server' and other ports. I see no way to do that for WLM under WIndows 7. Has anyone experienced this problem, and can recommend any steps to debug or correct it?

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open your mail account,click the advanced tab and make the SMTP port 587,make sure the authentication for the otgoing server is enabled.close and reopen live mail.
 

OldGuy70

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Huggie54. I obviously misspoke in my last message. I should not have mentioned the 'Advanced' tab, since that is only visible when the Properties tab can be accessed, and I can no longer do that.
 
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