OL98: (IMO) Connect Error Using SPRYNET

NOTE: These procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook with the Internet Mail Only option. To determine your installation type, click About Microsoft Outlook on the Help menu. If you have the Internet Mail Only option installed, you see "Internet Mail Only".

For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express


When you start Microsoft Outlook, or initially connect to your SPRYNET
Internet Mail server, you may receive the following error message:

You could not be logged on to mail server: <servername>.
Be sure your account information is accurate. If this problem
persists, contact your Internet Service Provider.
Following this message, you may notice that sent mail does not leave your


This problem may be caused by incorrect settings in the Internet E-Mail
Service properties.


Incorrect Settings Using the Internet E-Mail Service

To troubleshoot this problem, follow these steps:

  1. From the Windows desktop, right-click the Microsoft Outlook icon and
    click Properties on the shortcut menu.
  2. Click to select your mail account, and then click Properties.
  3. Click the Servers tab and in the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) box, in lowercase,
  4. In the Incoming Mail (POP3) box, in lowercase, type:
    NOTE: If your mail server information is different than listed here,
    use the server names provided by SPRYNET.
  5. In Account Name, type your e-mail name, and in Password, type
    your password. The e-mail password is all lowercase letters with a
    number in the middle (example: dogs2cats).
  6. Click OK to close all dialog boxes.
Start Outlook and try to send a message.

Sprynet's Internet Mail system currently uses one server for both receipt
and sending of messages. If no server is specified in the Advanced Options
of the original Internet Mail service profile, the Internet Mail server box
will identify both the mail server from which you receive mail (incoming)
and the mail server from which you send mail (outgoing).

The server name must be typed into both the Incoming Mail (POP3) and the
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) boxes.


To obtain your personal SPRYNET e-mail account information contact SPRYNET
Technical Support at the following telephone number:

Sprynet Technical support is also available at the following Web site:

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to help you find the technical support you need. This contact information
is subject to change without notice. Microsoft in no way guarantees the
accuracy of this third-party contact information.

The third-party products discussed here are manufactured by vendors
independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Id. de artículo: 180834 - Última revisión: 02/14/2017 - Revisión: 1

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