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    Senile Member sarel's Avatar
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    Default Thunderbird problem

    I can receive email, meaning the pop3 settings are OK but I can't send - SMTP? Sits on port 25. This changed suddenly about a week or so ago. With Xtra, Win7, T-Bird

    Thanks for all advice

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    Default Re: Thunderbird problem

    Do you get an error message when it doesn't send?

    If you have a gmail address you could use that for sending.
    My gmail is smtp.gmail.com, port 465, Normal Password, SSL/TLS,
    But Tbird is usually pretty good at sorting out the settings for standard ISP email accounts. Have you tried reinstalling your account?
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    Senile Member sarel's Avatar
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    Default Re: Thunderbird problem

    Will try later today thx coldot. What I can't understand is why all of a sudden - years with no problems and then, one fine day .........

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    Default Re: Thunderbird problem

    Quote Originally Posted by sarel View Post
    can't send - SMTP? Sits on port 25. This changed suddenly about a week or so ago. With Xtra,
    They have more than one setting for outgoing server. Try the others.
    Why?
    Xtra mail is crap.
    wipe your paws.

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    Senile Member sarel's Avatar
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    Default Re: Thunderbird problem

    "Sending of message failed.
    The message could not be sent because the connection to SMTP server send.xtra.co.nz timed out. Try again or contact your network administrator."

    This was the error message. Tried coldot's idea - no luck.
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    Default Re: Thunderbird problem

    Timeout = no response from server. Either the settings are wrong or extra's SMTP mail server is down.

    Try ring them to make sure it's all working from their end, then try locate the settings and input them manually for xtra. If manual input doesn't work ring them again and go through help desk.
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    Default Re: Thunderbird problem

    Saw this this morning on Stuff :

    Telecom says a cut in the Sea-Me-We 3 subsea cable that runs from Perth to Singapore is delaying the delivery of some Xtra emails.

    Spokeswoman Jo Jalfon said the cable was cut five days ago but Telecom had only recently been informed of the problem by its outsourced email provider, Yahoo, which used it to route some Xtra traffic.

    About 30 Xtra customers had called to complain about undelivered mail, she said.

    Jalfon said the cable cut would not be affecting incoming mail.

    "Telecom is advising customers to check with their email recipients if they are sending urgent communications and to resist resending emails as this could create congestion," she said.

    Yahoo had re-routed email away from the impacted cable while it was being repaired and was working to clear the backlog of delayed emails, but Jalfon said services were unlikely to be fully restored today
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    Senile Member sarel's Avatar
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    Default Re: Thunderbird problem

    Server was down. They also changed the SMTP port to 587 so all's sorted
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