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Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
rubinmd
Enthusiast

I hope someone can help - verizon tech support couldn't.  I have Windows 7 and Live Mail on my laptop.  The changes that Verizon says I need to make to the  settings to get email through my Live Mail do not work and the Sept 2013 deadline is here.   If I change the POP and SMTP settings & Ports I cannot send or receive email.  I have tried every combination and checked/unchecked the various boxes and nothing helps.  Verizon says the problem is Microsoft.  I reloaded Live Mail and that didn't change anything.  I don't know if there is another Microsoft email program that I can get that will work.  As I do not like the way email is displayed at Verizon.net I sure hope there is a solution.

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Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
walt178
Specialist

@rubinmd wrote:

I hope someone can help - verizon tech support couldn't.  I have Windows 7 and Live Mail on my laptop.  The changes that Verizon says I need to make to the  settings to get email through my Live Mail do not work and the Sept 2013 deadline is here.   If I change the POP and SMTP settings & Ports I cannot send or receive email.  I have tried every combination and checked/unchecked the various boxes and nothing helps.  Verizon says the problem is Microsoft.  I reloaded Live Mail and that didn't change anything.  I don't know if there is another Microsoft email program that I can get that will work.  As I do not like the way email is displayed at Verizon.net I sure hope there is a solution.


I ahve a Windows 7 laptop with Live Mail.  The following settings do work.

  • Incoming mail server  (POP3): pop.verizon.net
  • Incoming Server Port Numbers: 995
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.verizon.net
  • Outgoing Server Port Numbers: 465
  • Make sure "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" is checked. (For POP & SMTP)
  • Make sure Password authentication is set to normal.  (or clear text authentication)
  • For the outgoing mail server, "My server requires authentication" should be checked.
  • Your Verizon Online user name is  *****@verizon.net
  • Your Verizon Online password

If you continue to have problems, post a screenshot of your Live Mail settings and we will be better able to identify the problem.

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Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
walt178
Specialist

@rubinmd wrote:

I hope someone can help - verizon tech support couldn't.  I have Windows 7 and Live Mail on my laptop.  The changes that Verizon says I need to make to the  settings to get email through my Live Mail do not work and the Sept 2013 deadline is here.   If I change the POP and SMTP settings & Ports I cannot send or receive email.  I have tried every combination and checked/unchecked the various boxes and nothing helps.  Verizon says the problem is Microsoft.  I reloaded Live Mail and that didn't change anything.  I don't know if there is another Microsoft email program that I can get that will work.  As I do not like the way email is displayed at Verizon.net I sure hope there is a solution.


I ahve a Windows 7 laptop with Live Mail.  The following settings do work.

  • Incoming mail server  (POP3): pop.verizon.net
  • Incoming Server Port Numbers: 995
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP): smtp.verizon.net
  • Outgoing Server Port Numbers: 465
  • Make sure "This server requires a secure connection (SSL)" is checked. (For POP & SMTP)
  • Make sure Password authentication is set to normal.  (or clear text authentication)
  • For the outgoing mail server, "My server requires authentication" should be checked.
  • Your Verizon Online user name is  *****@verizon.net
  • Your Verizon Online password

If you continue to have problems, post a screenshot of your Live Mail settings and we will be better able to identify the problem.

Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
rubinmd
Enthusiast

THANK YOU!!!!  This worked.

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Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
rubinmd
Enthusiast

While the advice I got solved the problem I had with not being able to send and receive emails after making the protocol changes, the changes seem to have created a new problem.  I am having "dropped" incoming emails.  That is, they do not appear in Windows Live Mail but they do appear when I sign onto the Verizon.net and look at emails.  I do know that all the emails I have been sent by one specific person in response to emails I have sent have been dropped.  Her email account is a yahoo.com one so I initially thought it might be the problem, but others are being dropped too. I would greatly appreciate any advice on why this is happening and what I can do about it.  This time I thought I would ask the Forum  first since Verizon could not help me with the original problem.

 

Michele

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Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
somegirl
Champion

@rubinmd wrote:

While the advice I got solved the problem I had with not being able to send and receive emails after making the protocol changes, the changes seem to have created a new problem.  I am having "dropped" incoming emails.  That is, they do not appear in Windows Live Mail but they do appear when I sign onto the Verizon.net and look at emails.  I do know that all the emails I have been sent by one specific person in response to emails I have sent have been dropped.  Her email account is a yahoo.com one so I initially thought it might be the problem, but others are being dropped too. I would greatly appreciate any advice on why this is happening and what I can do about it.  This time I thought I would ask the Forum  first since Verizon could not help me with the original problem.

 

Michele


If they are showing up in Webmail, then the issue is most likely not one that Verizon can help you with, anyway. I'm not very familiar with Windows Live Mail, but my *guess* would be that there's some sort of filtering going on. Have you checked in the spam/junk folder?

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Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
rubinmd
Enthusiast

Thanks for your response.  They are not in Spam/Junk.  Some are from people in my contact list and who I have corresponded with frequently for years with no issue - until I made the required Protocol changes then "gone" immediately.  I agree Verison can't help, they said the first issue was a "Microsoft problem" and, of course, I got a response on this Forum that fixed it.  So I am still hopeful someone might know the reason for this....

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Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
msantell
Enthusiast

Hello -

I have changed my settings for Windows Live Mail and I'm still not receiving email on my Verizon account. 

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Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
msantell
Enthusiast

I have read some old posts about Windows Live Mail and port settings but I'm receiving a message that says there sever is not responding in Windows Live Mail. However if I go to Verizon Webmail it works fine.

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Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
msantell
Enthusiast

Any help would be appreciated -  Smiley Happy

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Re: Verizon email protocol changes & Windows Live Mail
tns2
Super User
Super User

Works fine for most.  Earlier post shows correct settings (unless you are using Yahoo).  Most common error is not setting password to clear.  Note my settings on advanced tab.  For me this instance is not my main email so i have it set to leave email on server.

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