As you may know, Norton does not tolerate other protection softwares. Uninstall Spypot now and be sure that Norton is not anywhere near it's expiry date.
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A crazy problem has arisen with my 6 month old HP computer.
My new computer came with Vista Home edition; Windows Mail and Norton Internet Security. I didn't change anything to start with.
I gave both my wife and I "Administrative" rights and the computer was running like a well oiled machine!
For the past 6 weeks, I can receive - but not send - emails. My wife can both send and receive! The issue is compounded because when I create an email and hit send - it goes through the spell checking step. I can watch as the email "flashes" through the Outgoing mail folder and then ends up in the "Sent folder" as all my emails always have. The only problem is that none of my sent emails ever get to their destinations! I know this because I always send a copy to myself and none of them have arrived. Also calling some of my recipients and asking them if they got me emails always gets a "NO" response! THIS PROBLEM IS DRIVING ME WACKO!!!
Here's what I've done to find the problem...
a) confirmed that my outgoing POP3 and incoming SMTP addresses & settings were correct with the Comcast hi-speed internet servers. They were.
b) turned off the Norton Internet Security incoming and outgoing email checking feature. NO change - still can't send emails.
c) painstakingly went through each email address and confirmed that they were all correct. they were.
d) have run a full system virus scan each time an email didn't send. No virus' detected.
e) ran Spybot Search & Destroy each time an email didn't send. Nothing detected.
I'm telling you I'm about to uninstall every piece of virus & security software I have on this box and sue everybody!!!!!
Would you folks please give me a few other suggestions before I maim myself!