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Posted by
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Member Since: ‎06-30-2013
Posts: 1

timeout on sending email

I got this message several times:

 

Send test e-mail message: The operation timed out waiting for a response from the sending (SMTP) server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).

 

Some history:

I was ahving problems sending email.  I remembered the note about changing the outgoing port.  

So, I did that and am now getting the time out issues

Posted by
Email Expert
Member Since: ‎05-21-2006
Posts: 29,136

Re: timeout on sending email

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Which email client and version are you using?

Did you change your SMTP (outgoing) to port 465 with SSL ON.? AND, did you check the box under Server tab that says, "THIS SERVER REQUIRES AUTHENTICATION"

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Posted by
Official Employee
Member Since: ‎01-22-2013
Posts: 100

Re: timeout on sending email

Please let us know if what Carol asked you to check isn't the issue (I suspect it is).


rhalecki wrote:

I got this message several times:

 

Send test e-mail message: The operation timed out waiting for a response from the sending (SMTP) server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).

 

Some history:

I was ahving problems sending email.  I remembered the note about changing the outgoing port.  

So, I did that and am now getting the time out issues