Configuring Windows Mail for Vista to use port 587 for sending email

This FAQ guides you in setting up Windows Mail for Vista to be able to send email using port 587.

  1. Open Windows Mail, select the Tools menu and click Accounts

  2. Select your email account under Mail and click the Properties button. 

  3. From the Properties window, select the Servers tab and check the My server requires authentication box under Outgoing Mail Server.  Then click the Settings box. 

  4. On the Outgoing Mail Server window, select Use same settings as my incoming mail server and click the OK button. 

  5. Back in the Properties window, click the Advanced tab.  Change the Outgoing mail (SMTP) port from 25 to 587.

  6. Click Apply, then click the OK button. 
  7. Click Close in the Internet Accounts window.