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unable to locate outgoing SMTP server


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funtmachine

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Hi,

I can no longer send emails. I have tried using outlook, and also mozilla thunderbird. It says that it could not find a connection to the outgoing mail server (smtp) on port 25. I have checked the services.msc list and there is no smtp service running, should there be?

i have also ran an online port scan, and found that there is no service running on port 25, or 110 (pop3)..

Im not sure how XP configures SMTP, but i do know that the outoing server name is correct, and that its not the problem.. Anyone have any ideas?

dave

Edited by funtmachine, 22 August 2006 - 02:44 AM.

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AitrusSkyy

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What isp do you use?

for example

if you use bellsouth

smtp.bellsouth.net (regardless of if you are using bellsouth email this is the smtp for outgoing mail)
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Many ISPs block port 25 to reduce cross domain spam. your ISP has probably done this. you have to use thier outgoing server. I know that Bellsouth does this (mail.bellsouth.net incoming and outgoing) you have to send out on there server no matter were the incoming is from.
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yeh, we use a local isp called etas.

mail.etas.cc is the server address for both the incoming and outgoing servers, and i have been in touch with the guy at etas, and he couldnt work it out. he even came round and tried to fix it to no avail.

maybe i will ring him and find out if they have blocked port 25, in the meantime, is there anything else it could be?

thanks heaps guys,

Dave
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