I can log into my webmail just fine, but I want MS Outlook 2010 to regularly download my mail.
I followed this link in the Wiki: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Outlook_FAQ.
It has a heading for Outlook 2010, but the content is blank.
I’m familiar with the principles, so I followed the instructions on that page for Outlook Express. I successfully logged in to the incoming server, but got an error when attempting to send a test message: “Outlook could not log on to your outgoing SMTP server. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator or your internet service provider.”
Then just for kicks I tried to check the box “My outgoing SMTP server requires authentication.” I tried “Use the same settings as my incoming mail server.” and also “Log in using:” and retyped my username and password. No joy there.
Then I tried to connect on port 587 instead of 25, and the outgoing message test returned “the server responded 554 5.7.1 [IP address]” where it’s not MY IP address so I’m guessing it’s the remote server? Obviously no joy there either.
I’m on a PC running Windows 7 Ultimate and MS Outlook 2010 with Norton 360 as my firewall. My ISP is cox.net in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. You’d think Cox would be used to this - not like I’m trying to do anything gucci here.
Any ideas? What am I doing wrong?
Thanks for your advice!!