Cannot send emails, receiving is OK



Clark Kent
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
When I am home, I have been trying to figure out why I cannot send any
email. I can receive OK. Each time my outgoing message sit in the Outbox
and I eventually get an error message.

My settings for my POP3 (25) and SMTP (110) server are fine, both server
have the same name.

I have removed Norton Anti-virus altogether.

I set-up my account at work, same settings and it works fine.

I have an SMC router, factory settings, firewall OFF on it. No ports are
blocked.

My mailbox is empty - no garbage clogging it... I can access it OK with
webmail, send and receive is fine.

I also just noticed that my Sent Folder is now EMPTY ??? it should contain
100 or so emails I sent previously... is that a clue ???

Thank you.


DS

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
Send Problem:

Close OE. Find and delete Outbox.dbx in your identity's store. (In
WindowsXP, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default marked as hidden.
To view these files in Explorer, you must enable Show Hidden Files and
Folders under Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>View.)

Sent Items Problem:

Why it happens:

http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/problems/bugs.htm#mailgone
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx

Recovering data: http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DBXtract
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtract/Default.aspx

DBXtend (additional functionality)
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXtend/Default.aspx

DBXpress (faster, more powerful, with even greater functionality)
http://www.oehelp.com/DBXpress/Default.aspx

OEX (OE Enhancement Program)
http://www.oehelp.com/OEX/Default.aspx
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Avoid Such Corruption in Future:

- Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
folders created for this purpose.

- Empty Deleted Items folder daily.

- Disable Background Compacting [N/A in SP2] and frequently perform a manual
compact of all OE folders while "working offline". More at
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/maintain.htm.

- Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause such
corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security


Clark Kent wrote:
> When I am home, I have been trying to figure out why I cannot send any
> email. I can receive OK. Each time my outgoing message sit in the Outbox
> and I eventually get an error message.
>
> My settings for my POP3 (25) and SMTP (110) server are fine, both server
> have the same name.
>
> I have removed Norton Anti-virus altogether.
>
> I set-up my account at work, same settings and it works fine.
>
> I have an SMC router, factory settings, firewall OFF on it. No ports are
> blocked.
>
> My mailbox is empty - no garbage clogging it... I can access it OK with
> webmail, send and receive is fine.
>
> I also just noticed that my Sent Folder is now EMPTY ??? it should
> contain 100 or so emails I sent previously... is that a clue ???
>
> Thank you.
>
>
> DS

N. Miller
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 16:00:03 -0400, Clark Kent wrote:

> My settings for my POP3 (25) and SMTP (110) server are fine, both server
> have the same name.

POP3 is port 110, not port 25. SMTP is port 25, not port 110. I am guessing
you just transposed the numbers while composing the message, though; you
said that incoming (POP3; port 110) is working.

Other than that, follow PA Bear's advice.

--
Norman
~Win dain a lotica, En vai tu ri, Si lo ta
~Fin dein a loluca, En dragu a sei lain
~Vi fa-ru les shutai am, En riga-lint

rocco gagliano
07-09-2005, 10:21 PM
"Clark Kent" <not4fun@nowhere.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:eWxAGsxWFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> When I am home, I have been trying to figure out why I cannot send any
> email. I can receive OK. Each time my outgoing message sit in the Outbox
> and I eventually get an error message.
>
> My settings for my POP3 (25) and SMTP (110) server are fine, both server
> have the same name.
>
> I have removed Norton Anti-virus altogether.
>
> I set-up my account at work, same settings and it works fine.
>
> I have an SMC router, factory settings, firewall OFF on it. No ports are
> blocked.
>
> My mailbox is empty - no garbage clogging it... I can access it OK with
> webmail, send and receive is fine.
>
> I also just noticed that my Sent Folder is now EMPTY ??? it should
> contain 100 or so emails I sent previously... is that a clue ???
>
> Thank you.
>
>
> DS
>
>
>


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