A timeout message generally means that the endpoint on the other side is either not available, or is having problems with connecting.
Without knowing more about your email settings, I am unable to provide any suggestions.
I use this feature in ASM and I get emails from it all the time, so I know the email feature works. It will just be something with one or more of the settings. You may need to google the email settings related to your email provider.
Saying that the settings work in one program and not another is not 100%, as different email software use different ports to connect to the email provider.
I use gmail and the port I use in ASM, is not the same I use in my email program.
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