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Solved: Windows live mail

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by jmcconn179, Jan 12, 2011.

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  1. jmcconn179

    jmcconn179 Thread Starter

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    I just installed windows 7 recently and I cannot get windows live mail to send out my emails, it will receive them but not send them. Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. etaf

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    check the SMTP settings and security settings
    who is the email provider ?
    often if you are using an ISP service email but not connected to there network you cannot use SMTP, so if away from home need to use the WebMail facility

    is this a genuine version of windows 7 ?
     
  3. jmcconn179

    jmcconn179 Thread Starter

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    Yes genuine windows7, Verizon is my service provider and I can send using my verizon email but not my gmail
     
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    recheck the gmail settings
    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=13273
    this is for windows mail - but the settings are the same
    NOTE the port settings and encryption
    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=86383

    often one smtp is set as default and all sent mail will go via your default account
    i dont use windows live mail but have on my PC to answer these type of questions

    When you create a new email - there is an option dropdown "from" on the right hand side to choose the email service to reply via - if you use this drop down for gmail - what happens , what error messages
     
  5. jmcconn179

    jmcconn179 Thread Starter

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    Thanks,
    I went through the settings again and it still didn't work so I deleted windows live mail and reinstalled it and it works now .
    Thanks for all your help
     
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    thanks for letting us know - that maybe very useful for others - certainly something I would not have suggested before trying various other things ,,, so worth knowing
     
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