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e mail cannot be delivered whenever the receiver is offline

i send an e mail to my friend (he used aol mailbox) but cannot be delivered whenever he turn off his pc.then i send another e mail using his yahoo mailbox,same thing happened.however,whenever he's online the mail can be delivered.whats happening?help!

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More info?

What email client are you using? What exactly happens when you attempt to send mail using your email client? What exactly happens when you attempt to send mail using Yahoo! mail? Do you receive any error messages? Does other mail go through OK?

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Please clarify.

If your friend is off line, of course the messages cannot be delivered. How does your friend retrieve his mail ? Does he launches his mail client or Yahoo ! , or the mail is automatically delivered ? What happens if he launches his mail client or Yahoo! when he boots up ?

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Caprigirl, You've Posted This Before

Here is a link to one of the other discussions:

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6122-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=62844&messageID=745714

Based upon your response to Yewanchors, it appears like you may not have the users correct e-mail address or you were given an Instant Messenger address. In this case of regular e-mail, IF the address is correct, either AOL or Yahoo mail will receive mail on their servers. When the user once again gets online, they will download their mail...

The only other possibility that may be occurring...maybe your friend gave you their "AIM" address or their "Yahoo Instant Messenger" address. With an Instant Messenger Program, you are correct, you won't be seen by the other user unless both parties are online.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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