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Configure Outlook Express to use port 465 for sending email In order to change your settings to port 465 in Outlook Express, you must do the following:

  1. Open your Outlook Express, select the Tools menu and from the drop-down list select Accounts.

    Select Tools

  2. Next, select the Mail tab then choose your Verizon account and click Properties.

    Mail Tab

  3. After selecting Properties, the Mail Properties window will appear. Select the Advanced tab on the far right portion of the window.

    Advanced Tab

  4. From the Advanced tab, review the area underneath Server Port Numbers. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) field enter the number: 465.

    Once you are finished, select OK.
    Outgoing SMTP

After you have completed the above steps for Outlook Express, you will be configured to use port 465 to send email with much greater safety and protection from spam and viruses.
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