Microsoft Vista Mail 6 - Default Port - Setup Guide

Important Points

  • First you need to make sure the email address(es) you will be sending from have been authorised for your account in our Control Panel .
  • These instructions assume your email account has already been setup and is collecting email correctly.
  • Take a note of any settings you change.
  • Only change the items specified - you should not need to change either your email address, POP3 server, POP3 username / password.
  • We have instructions for both default SMTP port and alternate SMTP port configurations -alternate port is generally used if your ISP blocks the normal port 25 SMTP access (as many do these days!).

Step 1

  • Open Vista Mail by clicking on the quick launch button or desktop shortcut
Vista Mail v6 - Step 1 - Open Vista Mail

Step 2

  • Go to the 'Tools' menu and click the 'Accounts' option.
Vista Mail v6 - Step 2 - Go to the Tools menu and click Accounts

Step 3

  • Click on the account you want to change and select 'Properties'
Vista Mail v6 - Step 3 - Click account you wish to setup AuthSMTP on and click Properties

Step 4

  • Click on the 'Servers' tab.
  • Enter the SMTP server as:
  • In the Outgoing Mail section (towards the bottom) - tick 'My server requires authentication'.
  • Click the 'Settings...' button
Vista Mail v6 - Step 4 - Change the Outgoing mail SMTP server to AuthSMTP's and then click Settings..

Step 5

  • Click on 'Log in using...' then enter your AuthSMTP username / password- do not select the option to 'Log on using secure password authentication'.
  • Click 'Ok'
Vista Mail v6 - Step 5 - Enter your AuthSMTP username and password and click OK to complete the AuthSMTP mail relay setup

Step 6

  • Click on the 'Ok' button - then click the 'Close' button to be returned to the email mail screen.
  • Done!