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Configuring SMTP Authentication in Windows Mail

Last Updated: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 > Related Articles


Follow these steps to configure Windows Mail for SMTP Authentication.



About SMTP Authentication

SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. It is the Internet standard language used to send email. SMTP Authentication requires that a user provide a valid username and password to authenticate before the user is allowed to send email. SMTP Authentication will help to improve security and reduce SPAM originating from the Cox network. It will also help to ensure that mail sent from the Cox network is from legitimate customers. This is critical to maintaining the integrity of the Cox network and our reputation with other large Internet and Email service providers.




Open Windows Mail.





From the Tools menu, select Account Settings.




In the left-hand menu, click Outgoing Server (SMTP). 

In the Outgoing Server (STMP) Settings box, select the email account.

Click Edit. 





Enter the correct outgoing server name and port information:

  • Server Name is
  • Port is 465
  • Select User name and password. 
  • User Name is the customer’s email address
  • Select Use secure authentication
  • Connection security is SSL/TLS

Click OK.





Click OK to close the Account Settings page and save any changes.




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