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Email on WiFi network

by dblois / November 9, 2006 5:45 AM PST

When I am on a WiFi network, my email does not send. I have set up a new email account, and POP works fine. However, unless I have the exact smtp link of the server that is handling the WiFi, I get an email rejection message when I attempt to send email.

Is there any generic smtp address that I should be using?

My email works fine, both sending and receiving when I'm hard wired to my router.

Windows XP, SP2, using Outlook for email.

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When Using Outlook.. The EXACT SMTP Server Address...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 9, 2006 6:46 AM PST
In reply to: Email on WiFi network always required.. It shouldn't change and can be configured into the Outlook account information from Tool/Option/E-mail Accounts/View or Change exiting accounts/highlight the account, choose "Change". The smtp server should stay fixed. For example: "" is always that...How are you changing it to make it work when it's not?

If the sending properties aren't making it out through the wi-fi signal, you'll need to check on the router or software firewall to make sure it's allowing Outlook through.

Hope this helps.


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Outlook for email
by dblois / November 13, 2006 3:33 AM PST

When hard-wired, my home email "smtp" works fine. However, when on wi-fi, unless I actually enter the "smtp" of the server to which I am connected, my McAfee virus-scan will block the outgoing email and return a protocol error.

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Check firewall settings for each Network interface
by Seaspray0 / November 13, 2006 5:05 AM PST
In reply to: Outlook for email

You may different settings on your firewall for your network interfaces... one being your hard wired network card, the other being your wireless network card. That would explain why you can send mail through one interface but not the other.

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Firewall settings
by dblois / November 27, 2006 12:49 AM PST

I have set the firewall settings to the default settings. Should there be different settings for Wi-Fi and/or LAN?

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Ahhhh...Another Clue..McAfee...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 13, 2006 5:12 AM PST
In reply to: Outlook for email

Telling us the exact version of McAfee that you are using would really help. In the meantime, maybe the links below will help:

The "Protocol Error" issue has come up a couple of times in the McAfee forums and only occurs with Microsoft Outlook. Some of the problem lies in the Outlook settings. Check this one as there are a couple of good areas to check:
McAfee Forums Subject: Protocol Error

Another possibility:
Cannot send email after upgrading to VirusScan 11.0.213

Hope this helps.


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McAfee version
by dblois / November 27, 2006 12:42 AM PST

McAfee version is 10.0.27

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And Did You Try??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 27, 2006 3:51 AM PST
In reply to: McAfee version

...the suggestions in the "Protocol Error" link I provided above?

It should help.


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