Windows Live Mail Socket Error 10060

Windows Live Mail Socket Error 10060

The Windows Live Mail Socket Error 10060 occurs in the Windows Live Mail client due to the outdated server settings. You cannot send or receive any emails from the email client if this error occurs. To resolve this error code, perform the steps given below.

Account settings:

First Step

  • Step 1:Open the Windows Live Mail application.

Second Step

In the left panel, right-click your email account and choose Properties.

Third Step

  • Step 1:In the Servers tab, go to the Server Information section and type your preferred account type from the ‘My incoming mail server’ drop-down list.
  • Step 2:The correct server names must be entered in the Incoming mail and Outgoing mail fields.
  • Step 3:Navigate to the Incoming Mail Server section.
  • Step 4:Check if you have entered the correct email address and password in the Email username and Password fields, respectively.
  • Step 5:Also, select the checkbox beside the ‘My server requires authentication’ option.

Fourth Step

  • Step 1:In the Advanced tab, type 587 or 465 in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field. Note: Do not use the insecure port for SMTP (25).
  • Step 2:Type 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP) in the Incoming mail field.
  • Step 3:Enable the ‘This server requires a secure connection (SSL)’ option for both the incoming and outgoing mail servers.

Fifth Step

Select the OK option to save the server settings.

Antivirus program:

  • Step 1:The antivirus program that is installed on your computer might also conflict with the Windows Live Mail client.
  • Step 2:In such a case, disable it temporarily and check if the Socket Error 10060 problem has been resolved.
  • Step 3:Note: Do not run multiple antivirus programs on the computer. You are recommended to have only one antivirus program.
  • Step 4:You can even get help from our technical experts in resolving the Windows Live Mail Socket Error 10060 problem.
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