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Member Since: ‎06-09-2004
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Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

Message: could not connect to outgoing mail server. My settings were pop 110; outgoing 7362. I tried using 995 for pop and 465 for outgoing..same problem. On my server information menu, the outgoing mail server (smtp:smileyhappy: is localhost and incoming mail server (pop3) is mail.comcast.net
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Member Since: ‎10-01-2003
Posts: 14,085

Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

Outgoing should be smtp.comcast.net. Incoming mail.comcast.net. Outgoing port 465. Incoming 995. Both with SSL selected. You also need to turn user authentication on.
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Member Since: ‎06-09-2004
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Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

Followed suggested solution and still receive the following error: outlook could not connect to outgoing mail server. The problem could be the server name or port or your server may not support ssl.
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Member Since: ‎10-07-2003
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Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

What antispam software do you use.. It sounds suspiciously like it's setting the server names incorrectly...
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Member Since: ‎09-17-2004
Posts: 30,200

Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

> Followed suggested solution and still receive the
> following error: outlook could not connect to
> outgoing mail server. The problem could be the
> server name or port or your server may not support
> ssl.

Look here.

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Member Since: ‎10-01-2003
Posts: 14,085

Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

Exit from Outlook, make sure it's not still running in the background (CTRL-ALT-DEL, check Processes), launch it again, and see what happens.

If it's still failing, please tell us exactly what your current settings are for incoming server, outgoing server, port numbers, SSL on or off, user authentication on or off.
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Member Since: ‎07-28-2003
Posts: 24,238

Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

Please, always post EXACT and COMPLETE errors, copy/paste is your friend (and ours) in these situations. And since this seems to be a connection issue, please tell us EXACTLY what you have set as your outgoing SMTP server name (again, copy/paste it only).

Are you having any other problems, web sites not loading perhaps?
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Member Since: ‎10-01-2003
Posts: 14,085

Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

There's that pesky echo again.
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Member Since: ‎07-28-2003
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Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

Where's my fly swatter?
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Member Since: ‎11-22-2004
Posts: 13

Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

I too am having problems with outgoing email. I can receive just fine. I also believe it is a Comcast problem. The problem even exists when using the Comcast webmail service. I tried sending a message to myself at the same account (as suggested by the Comcast 'Live Help" person, but the message "The following addresses had fatal errors:
(my username)@comcact.net: 550 destination not valid within DNS.

The Comcast "live Help" person gave up and suggested calling tech support as they have more access to troubleshooting tools. I gave up after waiting on hold for a half hour to some extremely annoying music.

I too have not changed anything. I first noticed the problem when using my regular email client, Thunderbird (and no multiple copies are running in the background), but shut it down and tried directly from the Comcast webmail site. It was working just fine on 5/20, but not since. I live in southern New Mexico.
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Member Since: ‎07-10-2003
Posts: 5,214

Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

You said....
"The following addresses had fatal errors:
(my username)@comcact.net: 550 destination not valid within DNS."

Comcast... *not*...Comcact...!!!!
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Member Since: ‎11-22-2004
Posts: 13

Re: Can receive but not send email Outlook 2003

Thank you, Me. I guess I'd better learn to proofread more closely, huh? It doesn't explain my original problems, however, just my testing. I was getting a different error message then, but now things seem to work OK.
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