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MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

Please help, I have set up MS Outlook to retrieve my email, I can get email, cant send any. Also after going verifing several times my settings, no luck.
I try to send a "test message" and
Establish network connection, Find outgoing server, find incoming server, log onto incoming mail server..... all show completed.

Send test e-mail message.... failed.

Any Ideas
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Member Since: ‎04-12-2004
Posts: 2,379

Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

Try not using the test function, it is unreliable. Send yourself a test email. If it goes through, you are fine, if not, post the error in its entirety back here and we can see what can be done.
Posted by
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

OK, give me a min
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

Well, through comcast I can send to myself, however can not send out a message out of Outlook,

Message that I get is

(Task 'Comcast-Sending' reported error (0x800CCCOF)
The connection to the server was interrupted, ....etc.
Posted by
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

any ideas??????
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

the 0x800ccc0f error usually means that the task is being interrupted by an anti-virus program. I am not sure however if it is wise to disable the antivirus to send. I will let a more knowledgeable person step in at this point. Goodluck!
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Member Since: ‎10-07-2003
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

Excuse me.. I didn't realize you were posting the same question in multiple places...

Turn on SSL
Set the pop sever
mail.comcast.net to 465

and the smtp sever
smtp.comcast.net to 995

It will stop
TANSTAAFL!!



Posted by
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

No good,

this is what I got, ugghh!!!!

Task 'Comcast - Receiving' reported error (0x80042108) : 'Outlook is unable to connect to your incoming (POP3) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).'
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

And more from microsoft on that error..
TANSTAAFL!!



Posted by
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

OK, I am dum,

Went to the MS web and, the way I understand it that this only applies to the MSN network,

Is this correct???
Posted by
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Member Since: ‎03-12-2004
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

I didn't see any reference to MSN in the article you were sent to by CajunTek. His advice looks good to me.

Here is the title of the article:
You receive the "0x80042108 Outlook is unable to connect to your incoming POP3 e-mail server" error message in Outlook 2002 and Office Outlook 2003
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

For some reason I am now getting this message, 0x80042109
Posted by
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

> For some reason I am now getting this message,
> 0x80042109

What is the complete message?

Did you search microsoft for the message? This site talks to at least the part of the message you posted:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302357
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

This is what I get


Task 'Comcast - Sending' reported error (0x80042109) : 'Outlook is unable to connect to your outgoing (SMTP) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).'

AND


Task 'Comcast - Sending' reported error (0x8004210:smileycool: : 'The operation timed out waiting for a response from the sending (SMTP) server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).'
Posted by
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

What are your settings for incoming and outgoing email servers?

Did you follow the advice provided by CajunTek?
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

> What are your settings for incoming and outgoing
> email servers?
>
> Did you follow the advice provided by CajunTek?



in; mail.comcast.net
out; smtp.comcast.net

Yes I did,

????
Posted by
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Member Since: ‎08-10-2005
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Re: MS Outlook fails to send test message!!!

Anon, I had the same exact problem w/ Outlook on my laptop that you did. None of the advice in this forum helped me either, in fact some made it worse.

Do you run McAfee Virus Scan? I tried disabling the virus scan than reenabling it and I can now e-mail out.

I can NOT get the test message to work still but it DOES work if I send an e-mail to myself.

Hope this may help, Good luck.
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