Cannot Send E-mail With Windows Mail/Vista but CAN recieve

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by bnmitchell257, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Everytime I try to send an e-mail I receive this message

    The connection to the server has failed. Subject 'Re: heyheyhey', Account:
    'mail.valdosta.edu', Server: 'mail.valdosta.edu', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25,
    Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

    and also every time i open Windows Mail this message appears regarding
    emails i have been unsuccessful sending. someone please help!
     
    bnmitchell257, Oct 10, 2007
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  2. bnmitchell257

    mac Guest

    The SMTP server needs to be the one that you connect to, to be able to send
    mail.
     
    mac, Oct 11, 2007
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  3. In order to use SMTP on port 25, the mail server must belong to the
    same outfit that provides your Internet connection at that moment.
    If that is not feasible, there are three workarounds:

    1. Use webmail for sending.
    2. Use a port other than '25' for SMTP, if your mail provider has a
    provision for that. Typical alternate ports are 587 and 465.
    3. Get a free Gmail account, configure it for POP access, and
    use it for your sending chores.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Oct 11, 2007
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  4. bnmitchell257

    john Guest

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    JOHN
     
    john, Oct 11, 2007
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  5. bnmitchell257

    IMTreble Guest


    Thanks for the work arounds I changed my port and that worked. However,
    your answer implies first time setup of the email client. I had actually
    been using my email client ,with mail being sent on port 25, for several
    months until yesterday when I began receiving the same error as the
    originator of this thread. Additionally, my email provider is not the same
    as whom I am accessing the web via and I use wireless connections to access
    the web.

    Why would this suddenly be a problem if I've not changed anything in my
    email account setup? Is it something related to possibly a windows update?
    Thanks.
     
    IMTreble, Dec 13, 2007
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  6. "Wireless connections" (plural) is the clue.
    Different wireless providers will have different policies.
    Also, a given provider will sometimes tighten up their policies
    over time in order to keep up with ever stricter anti-spam guidelines.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Dec 13, 2007
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