Oulook Express 6 Failure to send Mail

  x3sw 21:35 30 Apr 2004

I have today lost the ability to send e-mail. The error returned is:
An unknown error has occurred. Protocol: SMTP, Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800C012E

I am using OE 6 with Windows ME. I have tried system restor & reverting OE to V5. Any ideas?

  GaT7 22:16 30 Apr 2004

Outlook Express' *.dbx mail files are probably set to the 'read only' attribute. To change this: Click Start -> Find -> Files or Folders, In the Named box, type *.dbx, in the Look In, C drive. Then click Find Now. Highlight all files found. Right-click the lot, click Properties & uncheck the 'Read Only' box. Click Apply, Close. [Note: the *.dbx files should only have Archive checked.]

  GaT7 22:19 30 Apr 2004

If it works, reinstall IE/OE6. Then go to Windows Update - click here - & d'load/install all the available IE hotfixes & security patches.

  Mo H 22:20 30 Apr 2004

You havent changed to ex-directory on your phone have you? If so you need to add 1470 to the dial up number in Internet options

  x3sw 22:24 30 Apr 2004

Thanks, Crossbow. In fact, it was the "Sent Items" folder which was Read Only as OE was trying to copy to this on sending the mails.

  beeuuem 22:25 30 Apr 2004

You could try:-

Outlook Express *.dbx mail files are set to read only.

Click Start, point to Find, then click on Files or Folders.

In the Named box, type *.dbx, in the Look In, C drive, then Find Now.

Right click each *.dbx file, click Properties & clear the Read Only check box.

Click Apply, then Close. Note the *.dbx files should only have Archive checked.

  beeuuem 22:26 30 Apr 2004

Too slow - again!
Glad it was sorted.

  GaT7 22:48 30 Apr 2004

Glad it was sorted too! Don't forget reinstalling IE6 & d'loading all the updates!

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