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windows live mail cannot connect to the internet

  1. #1


    Kasmar Guest

    windows live mail cannot connect to the internet

    When I try to connect to my sbcglobal news server I get the following error
    message:

    Windows Live Mail cannot connect to the internet, possibly because an
    antivirus or firewall program won't allow it. Make sure any antivirus or
    firewall programs on your computer allow Windows Live Mail (wlmail.exe) to
    accesss the internet.

    I have turned off the firewall and disable my antivirus program and I still
    get the message.

    Can anybody help ?



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  2. #2


    Bob Campbell Guest

    Re: windows live mail cannot connect to the internet

    Using Internet Explorer, can you get to www.microsoft.com?

    You should turn on your firewall and enable your anti-virus program.

    "Kasmar" <kasmar45@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:F6CD95CE-55E9-490E-B785-F8369119DBCB@newsgroup
    When I try to connect to my sbcglobal news server I get the following error
    message:

    Windows Live Mail cannot connect to the internet, possibly because an
    antivirus or firewall program won't allow it. Make sure any antivirus or
    firewall programs on your computer allow Windows Live Mail (wlmail.exe) to
    accesss the internet.

    I have turned off the firewall and disable my antivirus program and I still
    get the message.

    Can anybody help ?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Kasmar Guest

    Re: windows live mail cannot connect to the internet

    Yes. I can get to www.microsoft.com.


    "Bob Campbell" <softwaretailor@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:122465C7-EEAD-4820-B3BC-4DC466F35142@newsgroup

    > Using Internet Explorer, can you get to www.microsoft.com?
    >
    > You should turn on your firewall and enable your anti-virus program.
    >
    > "Kasmar" <kasmar45@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:F6CD95CE-55E9-490E-B785-F8369119DBCB@newsgroup
    > When I try to connect to my sbcglobal news server I get the following
    > error
    > message:
    >
    > Windows Live Mail cannot connect to the internet, possibly because an
    > antivirus or firewall program won't allow it. Make sure any antivirus or
    > firewall programs on your computer allow Windows Live Mail (wlmail.exe) to
    > accesss the internet.
    >
    > I have turned off the firewall and disable my antivirus program and I
    > still
    > get the message.
    >
    > Can anybody help ?
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Michael Santovec Guest

    Re: windows live mail cannot connect to the internet

    When was the last time you used that news server?

    sbcglobal doesn't have a news server anymore. It's been part of AT&T
    for several years and last year AT&T dropped all news servers.

    --

    Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us



    "Kasmar" <kasmar45@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:F6CD95CE-55E9-490E-B785-F8369119DBCB@newsgroup

    > When I try to connect to my sbcglobal news server I get the following
    > error message:
    >
    > Windows Live Mail cannot connect to the internet, possibly because an
    > antivirus or firewall program won't allow it. Make sure any antivirus
    > or firewall programs on your computer allow Windows Live Mail
    > (wlmail.exe) to accesss the internet.
    >
    > I have turned off the firewall and disable my antivirus program and I
    > still get the message.
    >
    > Can anybody help ?
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Kasmar Guest

    Re: windows live mail cannot connect to the internet

    I was not aware of that. Thanks for the info.


    "Michael Santovec" <michael@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:#XoXJY22KHA.4336@newsgroup

    > When was the last time you used that news server?
    >
    > sbcglobal doesn't have a news server anymore. It's been part of AT&T for
    > several years and last year AT&T dropped all news servers.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us
    >
    >
    >
    > "Kasmar" <kasmar45@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:F6CD95CE-55E9-490E-B785-F8369119DBCB@newsgroup

    >> When I try to connect to my sbcglobal news server I get the following
    >> error message:
    >>
    >> Windows Live Mail cannot connect to the internet, possibly because an
    >> antivirus or firewall program won't allow it. Make sure any antivirus or
    >> firewall programs on your computer allow Windows Live Mail (wlmail.exe)
    >> to accesss the internet.
    >>
    >> I have turned off the firewall and disable my antivirus program and I
    >> still get the message.
    >>
    >> Can anybody help ?
    >>
    >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Gary VanderMolen [MVP] Guest

    Re: windows live mail cannot connect to the internet

    I also used the sbcglobal news server until AT&T dropped it.
    I switched to this free one:
    http://www.eternal-september.org/

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    Microsoft MVP program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


    "Kasmar" <kasmar45@newsgroup> wrote in message news:u7hS%23r22KHA.5212@newsgroup

    >I was not aware of that. Thanks for the info.
    >
    >
    > "Michael Santovec" <michael@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:#XoXJY22KHA.4336@newsgroup

    >> When was the last time you used that news server?
    >>
    >> sbcglobal doesn't have a news server anymore. It's been part of AT&T for
    >> several years and last year AT&T dropped all news servers.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Kasmar" <kasmar45@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:F6CD95CE-55E9-490E-B785-F8369119DBCB@newsgroup

    >>> When I try to connect to my sbcglobal news server I get the following
    >>> error message:
    >>>
    >>> Windows Live Mail cannot connect to the internet, possibly because an
    >>> antivirus or firewall program won't allow it. Make sure any antivirus or
    >>> firewall programs on your computer allow Windows Live Mail (wlmail.exe)
    >>> to accesss the internet.
    >>>
    >>> I have turned off the firewall and disable my antivirus program and I
    >>> still get the message.
    >>>
    >>> Can anybody help ?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

windows live mail cannot connect to the internet

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