So it’s a little annoying, you’re out and about and your e-mail works great, then you get home and you can send but you can’t receive mail. In my case I own my own web-server so I want to at least receive e-mail using my favorite mail client.
The error message
Outlook is unable to connect to your outgoing (SMTP) e-mail server
Here’s what I did in outlook.
Select Tools >> Options
Select the Mail Setup tab
Select E-Mail Accounts
On the e-mail accounts screen double click on your preferred e-mail account
On the account screen click More Settings after specifying your account information.
Check My outgoing server (smtp) requires authentication then enter log on using and enter your internet provider’s mail server name (probably mail.mymailprovider.xxx)
Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.