I have just bought a new portable PC with Windows Vista Home Basic. After
having configured my e-mail boxes in Windows Mail I experienced the same
problem as many other beginners of Windows Mail. I could recieve mail, but
not send. To solve this, I called my Internet provider, the Telecom company
Tele2 and explained my problem to the Costumer Service Support section.
The solution was to use an other address for the outgoing mail as the one
for incoming mail. I had to open a new e-mail account with the new Internet
provider to get the right code for User name and Password and the correct
addres for outgoing e-mail. I also had to change the port number from 25
(standard) to 587 special for Tele2. In Windows Vista there is a pop up
window asking for credentials. In this window I also had to change login
name for Tele2 and enter my new password for the new e-mail adress. With
this modifications it was possible to send messages from at least two of my
old e-mail addresses. I have used Windows ME and XP before without this
problem, but this time I had changed my telephone service provider from
Telia to Tele2 and that was probably causing the problems.
"Connie " <firstname.lastname@example.org> skrev i meddelandet
> APPARENTLY VISTA windows mail was not and is not ready for operation ...I
> had windows 98 of all things and I use 2000 as well as XP I loved,
> loved my outlook express why oh why cannot Vista windows mail operate as
> it should.....
> My teen grandson said I was in for more problems than I would ever hope to
> have and he is correct....
> I did not want Vista the Dell was loaded with it...
> At any rate my send will not send says there is an error in receiving mail
> at that address but it applies to any address I use...and they have given
> me permission to send in their address book my provider says they do not
> know how to use vista....HELP HELP. KAHOLA