Only one STARTTLS command can be issued per session

Well, this seems to be a common problem that’s sparsely answered. Windows Live Mail suddenly lost the ability to send new messages through my Hotmail account.

I can check emails, I can sort them and even get new feeds, but can’t send emails no matter what. This turned out to be part of a two pronged assault on my sanity by both my AV software and Comcast. It turns out that I can only send email on 587 on Comcast and Avast was having an issue with my outgoing mail scan.

Solution :

Go to Tools > Accounts and select your mail account. Click on Properties to bring up the following window and go to the “Advanced” tab.

Set Outgoing to 587, but leave SSL enabled. The "Delivery" settings are optional

Then you need to tweak your anti-virus client. I use Avast, but the procedure should be the same for other AV clients.

Go into your Mail scanning settings and uncheck "Scan Outbound messages"

Just make sure you leave inbound scanning alone since it’s pretty stupid to have an AV suite that doesn’t check emails.


USPS = Useless Satanic Pesky Scum

You would think any service that has the nation’s official name somewhere in the title would have some competence left to hire people without severe brain damage.

I’ve had packages delivered all over the country under my name and USPS is the only carrier to give me this much trouble. It’s as if they obsessively try to not deliver the package just to spite me!

The drivers leave those infuriating slips (“we will Re deliver” with a cute slant on the “Re”) in the mailbox without even knocking on the door when a package is to be delievered.

This latest escapade had the driver leave a series of question marks next to my name on those slips, instead of actually coming up to the door to make the delivery and get my signature.  I swear, these people are morons of a very special breed. And now they want me to come down to the office and pick up the package instead of “re” delivering and leaving it at the door as requested. 

If I had the time to come down to the office, I would have driven up to the place I got the package from and not have it shipped at all!

“Snow nor rain” my foot. These idiots can’t deliver a simple package in clear weather in broad daylight.

Never use USPS. I’m virtually convinced any other service would be far better.