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Mail App: need to change SMTP port

Hi,
I don't see in the Mail App how to change the ports.
I'd need to change the SMTP port to 26 (not standard but my mail server is configured this way).
I know an e-mail client like Outlook or Thunderbird would allow it but this is not what I need at the moment.
The only option I found was SSL or no SSL, but I did not find how to pick the actual port.

Thank you for your input.

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It's not apparent is it.

"It isn't immediately apparent how to do this. Simply add a colon (":") to the end of the server name followed by the port you want to set. For example, imap.gmail.com:993 works just fine. Make sure the checkboxes below for SSL access are checked appropriately for your server."

More on google like this with https://www.google.com/#q=windows+10+change+mail+app+smtp+port

If you are like many, why use this horrible email app? Dump it, get Thunderbird and carry on.

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I agree. I haven't found a usefull app yet that...

...couldn't be replaced with a more useful standard application. That Windows 10 mail app is pure junk. Ever noticed how app rhymes with SAP and CRAP?

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Really not...

Thank you for the tip.
Actually it's for a client of mine and getting TB or Outlook is not an option.
Thanks, again.

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I worry about this one.

Since Microsoft didn't seem to present this option in a clear manner why would you let your client think you could fix it? I mean, why through your reputation under the MSFT BUS?

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Not the way (basic) clients think...

You would have to consider the way people act:

1) they want the latest pieces of harware and software

2) questions are not asked before action, but after

3) specifically, are the latest items bought fit for what they want to do is not a question asked

4) now when they call, we have to find the best available solution

And it's not always easy.
They reluct to change their habits...

The Mail App is close to the previous WLM and to outlook.com.
Why did MS discard the old Outlook Express?

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OE has been gone for well over a decade.

And it has some bizarre ideas that had to go. There are dissertations on that so I won't repeat it.

Sorry for the spelling error.

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(NT) WLM still works with Windows 10 & is close to OE in UI.

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