Change the outgoing server name to smtp.comcast.net and the port
to 587. Also "My server requires authentication" must be checked.
If the problem continues, read on:
The error "unexpectedly terminated" is usually caused by interference
from an antivirus program. Which antivirus are you running?
As a minimum, email scanning in the antivirus should be turned off,
although that may not be sufficient to eliminate all bad effects.
In a worst case scenario, your antivirus may need to be uninstalled.
Email scanning in any antivirus should be disabled, for reasons
explained here: http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tuto...ning/index.htm
As a possible temporary fix, delete that corrupted mail account,
restart Windows Mail, then recreate the account.
If no improvement after disabling email scanning, consider upgrading
to Windows Live Mail, because it is less prone to suffering bad effects
from overly intrusive antivirus programs: http://download.live.com/wlmail
Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
Microsoft MVP Program: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
"Michael" <Michael@newsgroup> wrote in message news:CBB95699-232B-47E4-B898-0A95384E6114@newsgroup
> I recently converted from using the standard webmail email platforms to
> windows mail. After countless hours of updating contacts, filing, and
> restless typing I proceed to construct my first email. Only to the suprise it
> cannot send it!
> My error message is as follows:
> Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for
> this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of
> inactivity. Subject 'Fw: Thank you again from Peyton Trent', Account:
> 'mail.comcast.net', Server: 'mail.comcast.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25,
> Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
> I have tried putting my outgoing port to 587 and outgoing to 995. This
> however did not work. So I tried to use settings that ensure authentication
> of the server, and still no success. So I'm now resorting to this, please
> -Kind Regards
> P.S-- I've also recently had similar issues with the email platform on my
> iPhone... But we wont disucc that here. Ha-ha?