smtp.live.com no longer accepting emails (since June 2017)

Discussion in 'General Software' started by metropole, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. metropole

    metropole Limp Gawd

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    I am using my hotmail account for several years to allow a home automation software to send alerts.

    I have configured outbound emails for smtp.live.com on port 587. This has been working great for years.

    It has stopped working since June. Nothing else has changed. I double checked password/settings...

    The home automation client (software did not change) runs on Windows Server 2012.

    I can login to my homtail account through a web client and send emails from there.
     
  2. dvsman

    dvsman [H]ard|Gawd

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    Go look at the outlook website. I think they switched over to Microsoft Exchange only a while ago. I know my MS Outlook stopped working and when I went to check, the website said to remove the account (some of which were configured as pop3 and some as imap) and re-add them again in outlook (which now lists all of them - both hotmail.com and outlook.com - as MS Exchange)

    See: https://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/outlookcommigrationinfo.htm#why
     
  3. metropole

    metropole Limp Gawd

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    I wonder if my old client is still supported.

    It looks like those are the smtp settings:
    • SMTP server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
    • Port: 587
    • Encryption: TLS
    I tried changing from smtp.live.com to smtp-mail.outlook.com but did not make a difference. My client only supports SSL and not TLS. At least there is a checkbox for SSL and not TLS. Wonder if this is the issue? Did MS change recently from SSL to TLS?