Windows Mail: How to change outgoing mail server settings on Windows Vista?
Many Internet Service Providers require you to be directly connected to their network in order to use their outgoing e-mail servers. In the event of you using a mobile PC and if you connect to the Internet through a different Internet Service Provider, such as the wireless connection available in a coffee shop or a mall or a hotel, you may be able to receive e-mails but would not be able to send any.
So, here’s how you can change the outgoing mail server settings on Windows Mail, on your Windows Vista-based computer system:
Step 1: Click on the ‘Start’ button.
Step 2: Go to ‘All Programs’ and then click on ‘Windows Mail’.
Step 3: Click the ‘Tools’ menu.
Step 4: Click on ‘Accounts’.
Step 5: Under Mail, click ‘your e mail account’, and then click on ‘Properties’.
Step 6: Click the ‘Servers’ tab, and then enter the new mail server in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) box.
Step 7: In case the new outgoing mail server requires authentication, under Outgoing Mail Server, select the ‘My server requires authentication’ check box.
Step 8: Click on ‘Settings’.
Step 9: Click on ‘Log on using’ check box, and then enter the user name and password for the outgoing mail server.
Step 10: Click ‘OK’.
Step 11: Click ‘Apply’ and then click ‘OK’.
Wasn’t it really simple! For better understanding on how to change outgoing mail server settings in Windows Mail on Windows Vista-based PC and see each of the above mentioned steps being performed right in front of your eyes, check our comprehensive solution video below.
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