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Outlook Express Setup - error message

I ran through the Outlook experss set up procedure (twice) on Comncast and still get the following error message:
The host 'smtp.comcast,net' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'mail.comcast.net', Server: 'smtp.comcast,net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 587, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11004, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D

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  • FixWolf Feb 03, 2009

    I have had Comcast.net for about 2 years now. Running 5yr old +/- Dell desktop with XP SP-3. My primary email has been working great the whole time. I recently created some new email addresses through the Comcast.net website and had no problems (I get up to 7 email addresses with my current Comcast package).

    When I set up separate identities in Outlook Express for the additional email addresses, the first one worked just fine. From there on, I have added, deleted, installed, uninstalled, read endless help screens on websites that promise to solve this "type of problem" and suffered through numerous registry "repair" programs' ads that promise a free download. Does anyone out there know what this problem actually is and how to fix it? Please Help!


  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I can't Sign in: Says my E Mail Address is not correct....but it IS!! Paid the $ to join, can't get on after almost a month!!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I have to know if my account is still active and if I can use it on my I pad e mail me or call at Patricia.wanicke@comcast.net

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Contact comcast and get the pop3(outcoming) address, and the SMTP (incoming) address
"mail.comcast.net seems correct but the outcoming smtp.comcast.net seems wrong.

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