Go to Tools, Accounts, select your mail account, Properties, Connection.
What does it show for connection?
You must either leave that unselected (in which case WM will use whatever
connection IE uses), or else select the Local Area Network.
Also, under Tools, Options, Connection, the first box should be checked,
and the second box unchecked.
If all that checks out, but you still have the problem, the account may be corrupted.
Delete the account, restart Windows Mail, then recreate the account.
Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
"Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1F866D31-DBEA-4D3D-92E2-AFA8C6EEB255@microsoft.com...
>I have been using WIndows mail on my Vista Operating system to send and
> recieve my AOL email. Once I had AT&T U-Verse installed in the house
> Microsoft Mail recieves (very slowly) and will not send email.
> When I do attempt to send and recieve WIndows Mail pops up a box about how
> do I want to connect to the internet. When I go to select a new connection
> the Windows dialog boxes tell me I am already connected to the internet
> (which I know), but the damn thing still just acts like it needs to dial a
> connection - even though it already downloaded my email.
> Is this a windows set up issue, or does the AT&T service put some block in
> the ISP that prevents me from connecting to AOL SMTP servers?