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Old 01-28-06, 11:19 AM
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I need some comcast POP3 Outlook Express Help

Hello all!

My mom has her first computer (laptop) ever and boy is she psyched!

I have comcast highspeed wireless at our house. She can walk around with her laptop and check email, etc,etc. She absolutely loves it!

Well, my parents go to FL twice a year for a few months at a time. I want her to be able to keep her comcast account AND still check email through outlook express in Florida.


So I signed her up for PeoplePC dial up (for Florida) and guess what? It won't let her SEND her comcast email through their dial up connection.


I want her to keep using Outlook Express (So that rules out comcast webmail)

She has TWO accounts setup on her outlook express mail. Comcast and PeoplePC.

PeoplePC goes through fine (I think), but the comcast one always gives her an error when sending

What can we do here?
Old 01-28-06, 01:33 PM
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Many ISPs block port 25 (smtp), that's why you cannot send out emails via smtp.

Why don't switch to gmail with Outlook Express?
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Originally Posted by lxl
Many ISPs block port 25 (smtp), that's why you cannot send out emails via smtp.

Why don't switch to gmail with Outlook Express?


Could she check Gmail on Oulook Express (and send it) no matter who her ISP was?


Comcast Wireless here in DE

PeoplePC down in FL


That would work?
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There are settings that will work if you are not connected to comcast. Outgoing mail should be set to port 465 with ssl checked. incoming should be set to port 995 with ssl. and under the servers tab My server requires authentication should be checked and under the settings tab it should be set to using the same settings as the incoming mail server.
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Nighthawk is right - it should work. Heck I can send email through comcast's SMTP server with my Treo. I use an imap account now, but it worked in the past.

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