trouble sending email

aandw1441

New Member
I use Windstream.net and just started having trouble sending emails after I had to get a new hard drive. Windstream has been no help and says it is with Vista. The error message I get is:

The connection to the server has failed. Subject 'tst', Account: 'pop.windstream.net', Server: 'smtp.windstream.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

I think the problem is with the server port but can't seem to get help with it.

Any suggestions?
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
First, what is your email client; Window Live Mail, Windows Mail?
 

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Dwarf

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Hi aandw1441 and welcome to Vista Forums :party:

I've had a quick search, and the following is what I have managed to come up with.

E-mail Address Format: USERNAME@windstream.net
Incoming mail server (POP3): pop.windstream.net
Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.windstream.net
Account name: your Windstream.net email address
Incoming and Outgoing mail server requires authentication

Name: "name"
Address: [email protected]
Description: [email protected]

Incoming
Host name: pop.windstream.net
user name: [email protected]
password: "password"

Outgoing mail server:
host name: smtp.windstream.net
user name: [email protected]
password: "password"

Advanced:

Incoming settings:
use ssl : off
authentication :
sever port: 995

outgoing settings
use ssl: off
auth:
server port: 587
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/s (O2)
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)

aandw1441

New Member
Thanks but still not working. Error message:

The connection to the server has failed. Subject 'Fw: Action Required to Activate Membership for Vista Forums', Account: 'pop.windstream.net', Server: 'smtp.windstream.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 587, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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