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Unable To Configure Outlook with Hotmail....

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May 26, 2012 6:24:04 AM

Hi Everyone,

I am having some issues setting up Outlook as POP3 for my Hotmail account. I have some issues when setting up the incoming server. I can receive mails but i am not able to send them at all.

When i do a test i always get the error:

"The server responded: 421 cannot connect to SMT"

My outgoing server settings are:
smtp.live.com
Port: 587
Encryption: TLS.

POP3 settings are:
pop3.live.com
Port: 995.
Encryption: SSL.
May 26, 2012 6:55:37 AM

Just to add.... This is what i have configured above.

But somehow when do try to send some test mails, I see that the port is picked up as 25.

The server responded: 421 Cannot connect to SMTP server. 65.55.96.11 (65.55.96.11:25). Connect Error 10060.
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April 30, 2013 6:33:06 AM

Hi Hell_Storm, this tutorial video shows you how to properly configure a Hotmail POP3 account with Outlook : http://
There are a lot more tutorial videos on this site if needed.

Hope this helps.
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