I have tried to set up a new POP3 mail account on a friend’s computer, and can't get it to work. He has just had a new machine (Win7) and is running a new setup of Office 2007. Currently he only uses hotmail as his mail program, but wants to setup a conventional address in Outlook, which until now has not been used.
Having put in all of the new email account info and running a test on the account settings we are getting messages that can't connect to the server. If I put the exact same settings into my 2003 Outlook the test settings work fine and a test message is sent. There is absolutely no difference in settings and he is connected to the internet!
The only thing I have noticed is that in the Test Account settings box the first line (on my machine) is 'Establish Network Connection - Completed', followed by 'Find Outgoing Mail Server - Completed'. On his machine when we run the test setting there is no mention of 'Establish Network Connection', his first line being 'Log onto Mail Outgoing Server - Completed'..
Any suggestions would be really welcome.
Edited by basils57, 22 September 2010 - 03:55 PM.