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From Outlook, my outgoing emails are not being sent, and when I did a test the error message is Send test e-mail message: Outlook cannot connect to your outgoing (SMTP) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).

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  • smauer56 Jul 19, 2009

    I can connect to the Internet via my router. My account connected to Outlook is a yahoo account

  • smauer56 Jul 20, 2009

    This is still not working. I cannot email from the Yahoo account because it is not working. All the settings appeared to be set up as you described in your solution. Is there anyway I can speak with someone to try to walk through this problem? My number is 309-688-6132.

  • smauer56 Jul 20, 2009

    I am still waiting on the final solution.

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Kindly clarify if your pc directly connected to internet or your pc is connected to internet via your local server. Secondly which e-mail service you are talking about yahoo, gmail or any else so I can provide you with the server configuration.

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    Aruna Singh Jul 19, 2009

    Its ok you just have to cross check the following few settings in outlook and make correction wherever you find variations.


    1. In outlook express go to tools and then click accounts. A window of internet account will open click on mail tab.


    2. Click on properties tab under general tab mail account field should be "pop.mail.yahoo.com"


    3. E-mail should contain your E-mail address not just ID.


    4. Under server tab incoming server type should be "POP3"


    5. Incoming mail should be "pop.mail.yahoo.com"


    6. Outgoing mail (SMTP) should be "smtp.mail.yahoo.com"


    7. Account name should be your email address and password should be your password.


    8. Under security alogirithm should be "3DES"


    9. Under advanced tab outgoing mail (SMTP) should be "25" incoming should be "110"


    After checking and correcting click apply and ok.


    Exit out of outlook express. Restart and now send your e-mails.


    Kindly revert back if these don't work for you.



  • Aruna Singh
    Aruna Singh Jul 19, 2009

    I forgot to add just one thing when you click on account after that you are required to select pop.mail.yahoo.com and then proceede further with clicking properties.

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    Aruna Singh Jul 20, 2009

    Giving our personal details or directly contacting users is prohabited to the experts at fixya. I'm already working on your solution queried yahoo and they said due to change in server setting they have to allot a fresh smtp till that time this service is temporarilly not available to the users. Anyhow I'm trying to get the new smtp address from yahoo.

  • Aruna Singh
    Aruna Singh Jul 20, 2009


    Here is there response Now in order to send emails from your outlook you are required to subscribe to yahoo mail plus services. Let them ask I'm searching for a better option kindly have patience.


    • Subscription to Yahoo! Mail Plus Service: You must subscribe to the Yahoo! Mail Plus service for POP access through your email client.

    • POP Access Option: Click Options in the upper-right corner of your Mail page and selectMail Options. From the list on the left, click POP & Forwarding, then Set up or edit POP & Forwarding. Now: is there a dot in the circle beside "Web & POP Access"? If so, great! If not, that means there's a dot in the circle beside "Forwarding." Your account's NOT POP-enabled whenever you select the "Forwarding" option, because these two separate features can't be used at the same time. If you make a change here, make sure to click Save when you're done.

    • Client Settings: Is there a problem with your email client settings? Please make sure that you've configured your email client with these settings:


      • Incoming Mail (POP3) Server: plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 995)

      • Outgoing (SMTP) Server: plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 465, use authentication)

      • Account Name/Login Name: your Yahoo! ID (your email address without the "@yahoo.com")

      • Email Address: your Yahoo! Mail address (e.g., user@yahoo.com)
      For information on entering these settings into various email clients, read the POP – Mail help section.

    • Set Up Have you selected an incompatible log-in method or server type when you set up your email client? To check your settings, please follow the steps below for your email client.
    Outlook 98 and 2000


    1. Open the "Tools" menu, and click the "Services" tab.

    2. Select your Yahoo! Mail account.

    3. Click "Properties."

    4. Click the "Servers" tab, and ensure "Log on using Secure Password Authentication" is notselected.

    5. Click the "Advanced" tab, and ensure that you have not selected "This Server Requires a Secure Connection (SSL)" under the Incoming (POP3) or Outgoing (SMTP) Port settings.
    Outlook Express


    1. Click "Tools," and select "Accounts."

    2. Click the "Mail" tab, and choose "Properties."

    3. On the "Servers" tab, ensure that you have not checked "Log on Using Secure Password Authentication" in the Incoming Mail Server section or "My Server Requires Authentication" in the Outgoing Mail Server area.

    4. Check that "POP3" is listed in the Incoming Mail Server field.

    5. On the "Advanced" tab, ensure that you have not selected "This Server Requires a Secure Connection (SSL)" under the Incoming (POP3) or Outgoing (SMTP) Port settings.



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