Q: windows live ID:0x800CCC0E, socket error 10060 - Unable to send/receive e-mail using Windows Live Mail This thread is locked from future replies

couldn't send e-mail, now i can't send or recive e-mail.  I contacted my IP to see if it was a problem on their end and it wasn't. Please HELP!




You will need to check with your mail server, but you probably need to use SMTP port 587 and enable authentication when using a wireless connection.

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Looks like you are running into a port 25 block.
As a general rule, the owner of the port 25 SMTP server you are using must be the same as the entity providing your Internet connection at that moment. For more on this anti-spamming issue see
The available workarounds when sending away from home are as follows:
1. Use webmail for sending (via your browser).
2. Ask your home ISP if they have a port other than '25' for SMTP.
3. If you use the same away-from-home connection frequently,
substitute the SMTP server belonging to that connection. This is a bit
tricky, but if you want to go that route, I can provide more details.
4. If you frequently send from multiple locations, get a free Gmail account,
configure it for POP access, set it up in Windows Mail, and use that for
your sending chores. Gmail uses port 465 for SMTP, which is not blocked
like port 25 is.
Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)

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Here is the error I receive.  I'm on a laptop connecting wirelessly.  My email server thingie does not use SSL.

I cannot SEND mail through Windows Live, but I can receive.


The connection to the server has failed.

Subject 'Re: Roberts - t/c Nancy Stacy (925)939-4367'
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
Protocol: SMTP
Port: 25
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 10060

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