Fix for Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x8DE00006

If you use Windows Live Mail Client to pick up your hotmail, you may have encountered the 0x8DE00006 error from time to time. The full error message is as follows:

Unable to send or receive messages for the account. For security reasons, this e-mail account has been temporarily deactivated. A picture containing letters and numbers will appear when you close this window. To reactivate your account, enter the characters you see in the picture.

Subject ‘(whatever your subject line of the email is )’
Server Error: 3209
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x8DE00006

When you log into the hotmail.com website you will get this message when you try to send an email out. “This account is currently blocked from sending messages. If you don’t think you’ve violated the Windows Live Terms of Use, please contact customer support.”

Often times the popup picture which contains a captcha, doesn’t come up, thus preventing any further usage of the email account, other then to pick up email. This is also annoying even when your account is working. It seems that about every 50 emails sent, Windows Live Mail Client decides to put up a captcha. A captcha is a series of numbers, and, or letters that you need to enter exactly in order for them to prove you are a human, and not a bot.

The fix for this problem is a lot easier then you may think, or feel. Before proceeding be sure to backup your email in your Windows Live Mail Client.

Follow these steps to be able to send, and receive email without WLM support. As well as never having to enter a captcha again.

Open your Windows Live Mail Client.

On the toolbar click on “Tools”, and go to “Accounts”. In the accounts window click on “add”. Select email account, and click on “next”. Enter your email address you are having problems with, your correct password, and display name. Before you click the next button, click “Manually configure server settings for email account. Then click on “Next”.

Be sure that POP3 is the server. For incoming server enter: pop3.live.com for outgoing enter: smtp.live.com. Select “This server requires a secure connection (SSL), and “My outgoing server requires authentication”. Click next, then click finish.

This will now create you a new email account, and box. You can choose to copy, or move all your email, and delete the previously closed box, or keep both. It will get confusing though if you do, as some mail may go to one box, and the other.

This is a quick remedy that does work for the time being. Windows Live Support would rather you post this question on their website complete with your email address for spiders to index, so you are spammed. Don’t wait around for help that may never come, and never put up with captchas ever again. Even if they did come up, you don’t have to worry about it anymore.

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