Initially, I received a typical mail failure notice which said that the connection to the server was interrupted. The error code is 0x800CCC0F. I get the error mesage twice in the send /receive progress window, though I only have one message I am trying to send. If I disable Norton Internet Security Professional I can send and receive email using a Yahoo and a gmail account.
I did the repair function for Office (which changed nothing) and I did Network Diagnostics. I got a "FAILED" for the IPAddress =X . When I turned off Norton the "failed" went away. Yet Outlook will not send mail. Pinging works (obviously, I would think).
Now, I don't claim to be any kind of computer geek, but I think I have a pretty good grasp of the fundamentals. I am baffled! Again, I suspect something was corrupted or changed when I installed the software for my old Palm. I deleted all of it to no avail, as well.