can't send email HELP!!

  Mavro 11:00 10 Mar 2006

I am working with outlook express on windows 2000, I can receive email but when I try to send new mail or forward mail I am unable to. I have switched off McAfee outbound scan but no change. Please help!! Thanks Mavro

  leedaz 11:12 10 Mar 2006

Some email providers wil only allow sending of email through their dial up connection.Who is your email with,you don't say.just had this problem with hotmail through OE.I deleted the account and then re-created it, and also allowed to set cookies, which sorted the problem.Just (painfully) had to dump virgin email add. 'cos they won't allow sending through BT BB. Hope this is of some help.

  vinnyT 11:15 10 Mar 2006

Are your smtp settings correct?

To send email, it must be directed to the correct server, ie. my pipex server is

To receive email, you usually have to use a pop server, ie.

What may be the case, is that the pop (incoming) settings are correctly setup, so you can receive mail ok. But, there may be a mistake in your smtp (outgoing) settings, hence you can't send.

Hope this helps.

  Mavro 11:55 10 Mar 2006

Thanks to both. I am with btinternet broadband, the smt settings are as were originally set when I set up the account last year and have not been changed, it just stopped working without warning!

  leedaz 12:38 10 Mar 2006

Maybe just a problem with BT servers.Log onto help at click here or call them on 0845 600 7030

  leedaz 12:43 10 Mar 2006

click here This page might help

  Mavro 12:46 10 Mar 2006

Thanks will check ....Mavro

  Mavro 12:21 15 Mar 2006

Must have been the bt servers, as, although I tried setting up my account again etc there was no change. Suddenly, the next day it starts working again...bit late for the hair I'd pulled out but 'better late than never!'. Thanks for your help.

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