"Martin" <Martin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I am having a problem with my emails not sending. I get this message:
> The connection to the server has failed. Subject 'Test', Account: 'Windows
> Mail', Server: 'mail.bellsouth.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25,
> No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E Any suggestions?
> I have McAfee AV.
Does your connection to that server cross over from one internet provider's
equipment to another's before it reaches the server? I'm not sure if the
of AT&T counts as a separate internet provider for this. If it crosses
such connections to port 25 are often blocked to cause trouble for spammers.
Check your setup against the bellsouth.net instructions:
Most of the McAfee antivirus programs cause various problems in
Windows Mail, although seldom immediately, and so do most of the
Norton antivirus programs. A recent version of the Trend antivirus
program also causes problems in Windows Mail. For these programs,
disabling them is not enough; you have to uninstall them to stop them
from causing problems. You should also run this program to handle
what the McAfee uninstall leaves behind:
You may even have to remove your email account under Windows
Mail, then restart Windows Mail and create the account again.
If this leaves messages in your Outbox that won't go out, move them
to the Drafts folder or delete them. If there are any that won't do
either, download and install this hotfix, with Windows Mail not
Although it's labelled as for mail stuck in the Outbox, it also works in
other folders. If you don't know whether to use the 32-bit version or
the 64-bit version, try the 32-bit version first.
If this cures your problem, you may want a replacement antivirus
program that doesn't cause such problems. I recommend either
avast! or AVG, either one with a custom install that tells it to leave
out the part that scans email.