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When you are traveling and not on the Comcast High-Speed Internet network, you will need to make some minor adjustments to your Outlook Express settings in order to send and receive e-mail.

To configure Outlook Express for access when traveling:
•Open Outlook Express, select the Tools menu and click Accounts.

•Click the Mail tab to make it the active window. Select the Comcast account name you want to verify or reconfigure, then click the Properties.

•On the General tab, ensure that the E-mail address listed is your comcast.net address.

•On the Servers tab, enter mail.comcast.net in the Incoming Mail (POP3) field and smtp.comcast.net in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field. Click "My server requires authentication" and then click Settings.

•On the Outgoing Mail Server settings page, select Use same settings as my incoming mail server and then click OK.

•On the Advanced tab, enter 465 in the Outgoing mail (SMTP) port number field and 995 in the Incoming mail (POP3) field. For both, click This server requires authentication (SSL).

•Click OK and then Close and you will return to the main Outlook Express window. You should now be able to send and receive e-mail using Outlook Express when you are not on the Comcast High-Speed Internet network.

Note: This will also work with any POP3 compatible e-mail client, such as Thunderbird. The dialogs will be a little different, but inputting the information above in the right areas will produce the same effect.

Thanks to Teriwyn and the Comcast.net FAQ's

*This FAQ is based on user knowledge from a volunteer core of BroadbandReports' members. This FAQ in no way constitutes official information from Comcast or any of its affiliates.

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last modified: 2008-11-01 14:40:57