Problem with email address

  Peborgh 14:39 12 Feb 2011

People tell me my address is rejected when they send to it.
Now I got this message when I tried to send an email from it:

"The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'ACC SW', Server: '', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E"

Any ideas?

Many thanks.

  Woolwell 14:51 12 Feb 2011

Several questions:
Which e-mail client are you using Outlook Express, Outlook, Live Mail or Thunderbird for example.
Is your ISP Virgin and if so are you a cable or adsl customer?

  Peborgh 15:19 12 Feb 2011


I use Outlook Express 6. I am an ADSL customer ("national").


  Strawballs 15:52 12 Feb 2011

I thought Virgin through ADSL was not that is what my sisters is through the phone line.

  Woolwell 15:55 12 Feb 2011

Double check your e-mail settings see click here and in particular the port.

Can you access the webmail?

If mail is rejected when someone sends to it this may also indicate that there is something wrong with the account itself so check webmail and if that does not work contact Virgin.

  Sea Urchin 15:56 12 Feb 2011

click here

First I would try disabling the Secure (SSL) feature.

  Peborgh 17:39 12 Feb 2011

Wrong port for outgoing. Set now to correct and appears to work.

Thanks, woolwell

  Peborgh 17:40 12 Feb 2011

Actually your link did not work but I went in to Virgin myself.

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