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XP Outlook

by Pagan / August 1, 2004 8:37 PM PDT


There are times when i send emails through my XP Outlook, while sending, an error message prompted:

Undeliverable: message title
Message can not reach some or all of the intended recipients,
Subject: message title,
Sent: Date/Time,
550 relaying mail to is not allowed.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Re: XP Outlook
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2004 9:49 PM PDT
In reply to: XP Outlook

It's a simple issue, but may require more understanding that we want to know about. The message "relaying mail to is not allowed" means you can't send email through that server when you are not on their network.

It's their policy and nothing on your end will change it.


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Re: XP Outlook
by Pagan / August 2, 2004 1:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: XP Outlook

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your reply. I guess its difficult to isolate the problem/s when limited information provided. Pardon me.

Same issue, subsequently, when i tried sending the same email to same email address, it was successful. How wierd.. this happens randomly every now and then.

Could it be the server which i'm using giving that error message rather than "" becos i was prompted to contact system administrator.

Thanks in advance!

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Yes. It looks like a server issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 11:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: XP Outlook

The problem is twofold.

1. You may have multiple email accounts and multiple email servers. This can make narrowing it down a little harder.

2. SPAM. The spam load on the server could be very high and the error is "meaningless" since Microsoft tends to not relay the error message from email servers to you.

Nothing you've written tells me that it's an issue with your setup.


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Re: Yes. It looks like a server issue.
by Pagan / August 3, 2004 7:43 PM PDT

Hello Bob,

hmm.. I have only 1 email account, with 1 email server. This issue seem to happen only when i'm outstationed, out of Japan.

Any suggestion how i could resolve this? Thanks!

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That's new info.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2004 9:45 PM PDT

Most ISPs don't allow you to use the SMTP server when not on their network. This is so spammers can't use it to send spam. If this is so, you'll get a no relaying allowed message.

If you are paying the ISP for remote, outside their network email, then you have to talk to them about the issue.


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Re: That's new info.
by Pagan / August 4, 2004 11:21 AM PDT
In reply to: That's new info.

Hello Bob,


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