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Problem sending out e-mail, continously getting error message. I now have 38 messages holding in my outgoing box. All my addressees receive my messages twice when the do go out.2 to 4 days later.

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Hello babymae,

by the sounds of it its not that hard of a fix, I take it you are using outlook or similar
alot of the time people forget that you have to set the outgoing server manually this would cause the error you suggested above.

alot of the time it requires authentication

if you start up your outlook and then on the top menu goto tools from the tools menu you will then click on the account settings then double click on the email account that is having the issue.

A new window will now popup

then click on the outgoing server tab and then here is where we adjust your settings for you outgoing server setting

check the box next to "my outgoing server (smtp) requires authentication"
then check the login using and fill in your login info here now we can try this setting first to see if that helped or if we need to put a check mark in the box that says
"require secured password authentication"

also the outgoing server port number might not be correct as well if you have the correct information from your provider that should be put in here then it would be great
this is found in the advance tab

let me know how you made out and if its a different email client or you need more info im more then willing to help out and try and get this issue resolved for you so that you can get those emails sent.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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To resolve this behavior, change the SMTP server for your e-mail account to use the MSN SMTP server. To do this:
1.In Outlook Express, click Accounts on the Tools menu.
2.Click the Mail tab, select the account that you want to change, and then click the Properties button.
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If you are receiving an error when sending email using Outlook:

"The message could not be sent because one of the recipients was rejected by the server. Server Response: '550 not local host, not a gateway', Port: 25, Secure (SSL): No, Server Error: 550, Error Number: 0x800CCC79"


Open your Outlook settings (Tools > Accounts)
Go to View/Change email account for the email account you are having problems with.
Check that the SMTP Server is set to yourdomain.com
Go into the "More settings", "Outgoing Server" tab and make sure that the option "My server requires authentication" for the Outgoing server is checked ON.


Save and close all windows.

Try again.

If the problem continues then the problem is that your Internet Service Provider is blocking the mail server. ISPs do this to prevent spam on their network. When this happens you will need to use the mail server that they provide you instead of your own. The mail server is generally smtp.yourISPname.com, however, it could be different so please contact your ISP to get the details.

If you do not want to use your ISPs server for SMTP, and the ISP is blocking port 25, you can switch the port to 587 for your outgoing mail and use mail.yourdomain,com for the SMTP server name.

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My computer refuses to change a message in Outbox to Send, leaving me with a queue ofunsent messages. I can receive incoming clls, but not send any out returner@ntl world.com


Make sure your SMTP (outgoing) server is set properly.
Are you on your own connection - or using a retail WiFi one?

Normally most WiFi servers reject outgoing mail.
You can GET mail - just not send any.
SMTP is blocked.
Pop3 (incoming) is allowed.

To check that the SMTP is set properly -

Open O/E, and navigate to the following screen....

Tools > Accounts > (Highlight the eMail account you are trying to send from).

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  1. From the Tools menu, choose "Accounts."
  2. Select the "Mail" tab.
  3. Click the "Add" button.
  4. From the Add menu, click "Mail."
  5. In the text box labeled Display Name, type your name and click "Next."
  6. In the Email Address box, type your Yahoo! Mail address (be sure to include "@yahoo.com") and click "Next."
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  12. In the Password box, type your Yahoo! Mail password.
  13. If you want Outlook Express to remember your password, check the "Remember password" box.
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  15. Click "Next."
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  19. Under “Outgoing Mail Server” check the box next to “My server requires authentication”
  20. Click the 'Advanced' tab.
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What error message do you get when trying to send email?
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yahoo's UK page has instructions on this and here they are: id rather paste theirs than type my own...

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Please check the outgoing mail server settings from Tools --- Accounts

Let me know what happens.

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