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Outlook Express sends sporadically

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by bbruner, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. bbruner

    bbruner Thread Starter

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    Running 3 home computers using D-Link wireless network with all computers on Windows XP. I'm self taught, so have limited tech abilities.
    E-mail jams up frequently sending. Receiving is good. Checked with my server and set-up seems to be good.
    Seems to always get stuck when there is any attachment. Just did a test and sent the same message out on all 3 machines. Each one had the same attachment. None of them would go. Error message is:

    Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Subject 'Fw: new pictures for you', Account: 'mail.sentex.net', Server: 'smtp.sentex.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F

    Any ideas?
    Bill
     
  2. Miz

    Miz

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    Your ISP may have a maximum allowed size for attachments. If the attachments are larger than allowed, the error message you're getting is usually the result.

    Try sending a small attachment...50K or so...to yourself and see if it goes through.
     
  3. bbruner

    bbruner Thread Starter

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    Picture I sent was only 27.4 KB. This problem hasn't always been here. In the past have sent some heavy stuff with no problems. It's only in the last few months that it's been acting up. Have had the machine into the shop to clean it up. Made the machine a little better, but Outlook still has the same old problem.
    Thanks and appreciate your suggestion, but that didn't seem to be the problem.
    Bill
     
  4. bbruner

    bbruner Thread Starter

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    Problem Solved!
    Had turned off Windows firewalls on all 3 computers as D-Link instructions said. However, one of the computers had a Fix-It program which had a firewall running. Closed the firewall on it too. Still didn't work.
    Recalled that at one time my server had asked me to disconnect the router so it could reset itself. Tried that and VOILA it all works.
    Thanks to everyone who thought about this.
    Bill
     
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