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Emails problems will not send out

I purchase a Netgear WGR614 and secured the router, know I can't send out e-mails.I log on to a surrounding unsecure network and mail goes out. I can recieved mail all day. Can someone help? I 've call Netgear Support several times not help!

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Re: Emails problems will not send out

Well first off, let's see if you can even connect with the outgoing email server. Here are some steps. 1. Connect with your wireless connection. 2. Goto Start, Run and type in cmd. 3. A DOS window will open 4. Type ping "your emails outgoing server" i.e. mine would be, this can be found in our outlook account settings. 5. If you get 4 replys then we know it's not your router and most likely some software on your computer not letting your email through. 6. Connect with the unsecured network. 7. Repeat steps 2-4 8. If you get 4 replys on the unsecured network and none on your network then we know it's something in your network. If it's the ladder then I will need your router's version number since there are 7 versions of your type of router (version number found on bottom of router), and we can go from there.

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Re: Emails problems will not send out

It shouldn't have anything to do with the router, the ports for emails are automatically opened and allowed by windows, assuming you are using outlook or similair you should not have been able to send emails using another connection as you would have to change the smtp settings to send mail through the connection server, in this case if you have a internet security programme you may find it is checking outgoing mail for viruses and sometimes they get put in your outbox and never sent, if this is the cas dissable scan outgoing email in your security software. If you are sending mail through your online mailing web page eg. hotmail then there is a problem with the e mail you are sending perhaps too large a file or a file that requires you to zip it for security reasons.

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