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E Mail send problems

When I send an E Mail it goes into the Outbox instead of being sent.
Sometimes I can then go into Outbox and click send and it will go, but other times it still stays there.
What is the problem?
Many thanks
Sheila Harris

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  • dredesign Feb 06, 2009

    Outlook 2003, Windows XP .... from one day to the next emails with attachments supposedly don't get sent (stay in the outbox) with the following error message:











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    Task 'Andrea
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    operation timed out waiting for a response from the sending (SMTP) server. If
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    Internet service provider (ISP).'

    BUT.... most times the email in fact DOES get sent.... which is a big problem as then the receiver receives the email x times because Outlook 'sees' the email in the Outbox as unsent and keeps sending it ... even though the error messages keeps coming up....
    I'm completely puzzled and frustrated!
    Please help!
    Thanks
    Andrea






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Initially all messages you send will go directly to the outbox first. Automatically though it should send after a while. Sometimes it could take up to an hour. If you want it to be sent at the exact moment, just press the "Send/Receive" button and that will shoot your mail from the outbox.

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