As I said. We removed all the antivirus software. Total uninstall. Currently
using AVG which has been my antivirus of choice for a few years. Thanks for
the help. Elrod.
"Charles W Davis" wrote:
> "brassman" discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> Not to doubt your word Mr. Saunders. I am not a computer expert but
>> neither am I computer illiterate. I turned my computer over to the experts
>> and watched as at least 5 different ones tried all that they knew (learned
>> little my self watching) to no avail. We even tried creating a new ISP
>> account. I see from the posts that I am not alone in this problem and have
>> seen very few if any successes in fixing it. What I do not understand,
>> than marketing strategies, is why Vista is not reverse compatible, why it
>> not compatible with the antiviruses bundled with it and why it was
>> with so many problems.
> The main reason that things are not "reverse compatible" is to maintain the
> integrity of the system which even Window XP with SP2 applied had a
> difficult time with. Programs that mucked around in the innards are locked
> out. Prime examples are:
> QuickBooks prior to QB 2006
> Norton and McAfee Anti-virus programs. Gee, one can even uninstall them
> without hours of registry tweaking! If you have either of these, temporarily
> disable them and see if Windows Mail works. If it does, download either the
> free AVG Anti-virus http://free.grisoft.com
or AVAST http://www.avast.com
> Troubles will vanish.
> Microsoft did not bundle Anti-virus programs with Vista. The computer
> manufacturer did!
>> In short I need help. It is not an ISP problem. If it is then I will
>> offer an apology. Can I get support? Where? Thank you for your quick
>> "Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM" wrote:
>>> "brassman" discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> I can not send emails with windows mail.
>>>> Started about a week ago. Spent 5 hours on live help with my ISP, the
>>>> and even let them take over my computer for two hours. They gave up and
>>>> me to contact Microsoft. I have read all these threads and we did all
>>>> things. I do not agree with the advice of removing your anti-virus in
>>>> day and age but we did so. My error message is as follows.
>>>> The message could not be sent. The authentication setting might not be
>>>> correct for your outgoing e-mail [SMTP] server. For help solving this
>>>> problem, go to Help, search for "Troubleshoot Windows Mail", and read
>>>> "I'm having problems sending e-mail" section. If you need help
>>>> the proper server settings, please contact your e-mail service
>>>> The rejected e-mail address was 'Electroplating@yahoogroups.com
>>>> 'Re: [Electroplating 101] Re: Tanks ! Hope this Helps,', Account:
', Server: 'smtpauth.earthlink.net
', Protocol: SMTP,
>>>> Response: '550 From: address is not valid. Please check your email
>>>> settings.', Port: 587, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 550, Error
>>>> I need to send emails and I am very dissapointed in Vista. I am
>>>> considering a MAC. Can I get help here? Is there a number I can call?
>>>> way I even get this message when I try to send a message to my self.
>>> The email was rejected by the server, apparently because the From field
>>> not contain an address it recognizes; perhaps not an EarthLink address.
>>> This is not a Windows Mail problem.
>>> Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM
>>> Do not send email