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How to configure eMail for Act!5

New Member
Posts: 6
Country: France

How to configure eMail for Act!5

i am using Act5! for windows (french version), and i am trying to access my hotmail account (windows live) directly from Act.
I have asked windows support for help. They gave me the following answer:

Note: Our POP service requires that you use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with the POP and SMTP connection and use SMTP authentication. This is to ensure that your e-mail address and password are not subject to tampering.
·   POP: (port 995)
·   SMTP: (port 25) Note: make sure you check the box that indicates that your outgoing server requires authentication (in most mail clients this is not checked by default).
·   Username: your full e-mail address
·   Password: your Windows Live ID password



I have tried to use the above information, and it does not work ...

Who can help me ? i desperately need it.


many thanks in advance


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Posts: 14,854
Country: Australia

Re: How to configure eMail for Act!5

You can't do that directly in ACT! 5.
Set up Outlook or Outlook Express to connect to the mail server and set up ACT! to use that.
If you want to send mass-emails faster and easier from ACT! 5/6, you might have a look at MergeMaster! Pro - it also works with the French version