How to set up outlook email service

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I have an older computer it has 2003 Microsoft outlook on it how do I set up mail service
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I have read this and did what it says but no luck. I call wildblue and they were to research my problem and call me back and needless to say I am still waiting on a call.
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Are you getting any kind of error message?
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It says can not connect to smtp server. I received some emails in inbox but the ones in outbox will not send.
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I'd go through the setting listed in the link above, while you're waiting on your call-back.
Pay close attention to the settings in steps 9-16 (Outgoing server settings)
Make sure everything is spelled CORRECTLY. (I can't count the number of times I put smpt instead of SMTP! ;)
...also make sure that exede.net doesn't have the "C" in it.

I just set it up here to test it and the settings listed do work.  I'd check for spelling errors and make sure the right port number is in there.

Speaking only for myself, my eyesight and typing isn't as good as it used to be...sometimes it takes me a few tries.

Good Luck! :)
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I have wildblue not exede.
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There should be a specific error code associated with the error you're receiving that looks something like 0x800CCC00 where the last 4 characters may vary. Knowing that may provide additional insight as to the actual cause.

It's been a while since using Outlook 2003, but as I recall they're accessible from the Send/Receive progress dialog. If you're not seeing that dialog, I vaguely recall that the setting to display it is under Tools, Send/Receive, Settings or something like that.

Post the actual error code and I'll take a quick look at it to see if it suggests what the actual problem may be (when I'm back in the neighborhood or someone else might) - sometimes the error code is helpful, sometimes not.

P.S. You may want to pin the dialog (there's a pushpin button) that toggles whether it's it automatically hidden on completing send/receive but I also recall that it may remain visible regardless if any error(s) encountered. 
 
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