The last poster, Gary, was exactly correct. I had the same problem and
switched the send email settings to port 587 and everything is fine. Mine
was also somehow switched to port 25. Not sure how that could happen.
Go to "tools", "accounts", POP3, "properties", "advanced" when on the
windows mail page in your account while logged in.
Change the setting from 25 to 587.
Should be good to go.
> Our email send/receive has worked fairly consistently for over two years.
> 'Send 'suddenly disabled itself about two weeks ago. We have made no changes
> and comcast says it isn't their problem. We have read all of the postings
> and are unable to find a solution that applies specifically to our problem -
> the magical 587 also causes an error. thanks
> The connection to the server has failed. Subject 'test', Account: 'mail',
> Server: 'smtp.comcast.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket
> Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E