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Outlook Express outmails

I could not receive or send out of my Outlook express.. I reloaded the accounts and now I can receive, but the "server" at comcast is rejecting my outbound emails. My comcast emails work on "their" website, but it's a pain going through 3 different email sign-ins to check them all. Any suggestions? This has happened before and "deleting" and "creating" the accounts again worked. This time, no bananas! Help. Landria

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  • landria_lynn Mar 09, 2009

    It didn't change a thing. I am stumped. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    No bananas!!!! LOL

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Hello Landria,

Please use smtp.comcast.net as your smtp address.
Some people type smpt instead of smtp (please check it)

also, you need to change your port to 465, instead of 25.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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Yahoo! Mail users can read their email in Outlook Express by subscribing to the Yahoo! Mail Plus service. This service allows you to use Outlook Express or another POP3 client to access and manage your Yahoo! Mail messages.

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