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[closed] SMTP settings for Outlook.com? (5 posts)

  1. Edtek
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I am trying to setup SMTP settings for my domain which I use Live Domains for.

    No matter what plugin I use for SMTP email and use the following settings:

    Outlook.com SMTP server address: smtp.live.com
    Outlook.com SMTP user name: full Outlook.com
    Outlook.com SMTP password: Outlook.com password
    Outlook.com SMTP port: 587
    Outlook.com SMTP TLS/SSL encryption required: yes

    No email gets sent. It just returns errors. Does anyone know how to setup this properly?

  2. Hi Edtek,

    Sounds like the SMPT port 587 is blocked by your webhost. I know many hosts block alternate ports but usually they will open them up for you if you request. I would start with your webhost first to see if the port is blocked.

  3. gsjha
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi Chris,
    I am having the same problem.
    How to check that port is blocked.

  4. Ask your webhost.

  5. EuropeanNetworks
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    There is possible a firewall problem. First of all check your domain is configured right in your 'live' dashboard then, if not helps, contact your hosting provider.

    To test the ports use this simple script in php:

    $host = 'smtp.outlook.com';
    $ports = array(25, 587);
    
    foreach ($ports as $port)
    {
        $connection = @fsockopen($host, $port);
    
        if (is_resource($connection))
        {
            echo '<h2>' . $host . ':' . $port . ' ' . '(' . getservbyport($port, 'tcp') . ') is open.</h2>' . "\n";
    
            fclose($connection);
        }
    
        else
        {
            echo '<h2>' . $host . ':' . $port . ' is not responding.</h2>' . "\n";
        }
    }

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