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billibo

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Hi,

I am sure MessageTag is known to most - the program that will notify you if your email has been opened by the recipient.

I now have a problem: I have been using the free program for years now and decided to upgrade to the MessageTag PLUS program with added features (paid for it).

It worked for a few days and then then stopped working:

In my email client: Outlook 2007, the settings need to be changed to:

Outgoing SMTP Server: 127.0.0.1
Outgoing SMTP Port: 7362

My normal SMTP server is: smtp.saix.net - if I change this to 127.0.0.1 and change the outgoing SMTP port from 25 to 7362 as required, I cannot send emails.

The MessageTag settings are:

SMTP Server: 160.124.208.1
SMTP Port: 25
Listen for MSGTAG Connections: 7362

Even the MessageTag Help Desk cannot find the problem. Could it be my Telkom ADSL account, i.e., smtp.saix.net?

I have AVG (free) and Comodo firewall - I have switched both off and still cannot send emails out with the default MessageTag settings in my email client.

Any suggestions/advice will be appreciated.
 
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Seems to me if your normal SMTP server is smtp.saix.net then that should be what MessageTag is set to instead of the 160.124.208.1 you show.
doing a ping to smtp.saix.net gives 196.25.240.94.
Nslookup on 160.124.208.1 returns control.vweb.co.za. This is an SMTP mail server, but if it's not your mail server, it won't work.

HTH

Jerry
 

billibo

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Hi The Outcaste,

Thank you for replying.

Your answer has really confused me in that I found some old documentation where my POP addy is: pop.m-zone.co.za - and I used this ady for some time.

The members at m-zone were asked to do a change early this year and that is where the 16.124.208.1 POP addy comes from . And it is "vweb" as you say.

I am waiting for the guy from m-zone to be back tomorrow (Monday) and then I will try and get clarity on the issue.

Thanks once again.

PS: No matter the combination I use, I still cannot get MessageTag to work.
 

billibo

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Guys,

The problem is solved! After much agony and after the third item I uninstallled and reinstalled the program it it just began to do the job! Without me having to set any ISP or whatever!

Why and how? Who knows?

Thanks,

billibo
 
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