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outlook express not sending

by soreld / December 13, 2008 10:32 PM PST

I have set up outlook express with my email provider (using their settings), i can receive, but will not send. Keep getting an error message. any suggestions? could it be a preference within outlook express?

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Re: can't send in Outlook Express
by Kees Bakker / December 13, 2008 10:40 PM PST

This practically always is a wrong setting. But it also could be some problem with your antivirus if you instructed it to check outgoing mail. And in certain exceptional cases it's a problem with your Sent Items folder.

A good start to a solution would be to tell us the exact error message. Unfortunately, Cnet doesn't require its mods and members to be clairvoyant.

Kees

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Outgoing setting
by Phil Crase / December 13, 2008 11:14 PM PST

It sounds as if you have your outgoing setting wrong. Maybe you are just missing a . Usually it is something like: outgoing.yahoo.com If you are missing a . can screw things up, so check your settings.

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