Cannot get second email account to work in Windows Mail


New Member
I have just transferred from a Windows XP PC using Outlook Express 6 to Vista PC with Windows Mail. I successfully migrated one email account and it works fine. On a second account I get the windows security box asking for username and password and even when I enter them correctly I get the box again. When I cancel I get the following error message:

Account: 'Estradia general', Server: '', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR unknown user name or bad password', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC91.

However the username and password are correct, and the account does send and receive emails OK. The account is located with the same ISP as the fully functioning account. I have checked that all the settings etc for the caccount are correct, and have tried manually inputting them with same effect.

Any ideas for a solution?


New Member
the '' was added by ChoiceMail which filters for Spam as the emails go through ChoiceMail. It is the same for the other account that works OK.


The Contemplator
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi Estradia,

Assuming that all your accounts are working on your XP system, use the Export function to create files with your account details. These files will have the .iaf file extension. You should then be able to import these files into Windows Mail.