Can’t Send Messages With Outlook

So all of a sudden, seemingly out of the blue, I could not send messages from my outlook.  The messages just perpetually sat in my outbox.  I tried and tried and tried, and then out of frustration decided to let it be for a day.  Then, the next day I tried to send my messages again, and no luck.

Now I have been able to receive messages.  So given my business DOES In fact rely on being able to send messages on a timely basis to my clients, I figured it was time to investigate this further.

So I GOOGLED problems sending messages in Outlook and found an article that discussed if you have COMCAST that you might have to switch your outgoing port #.  I tried this, and it didn’t work yet.  But that got me thinking about the fact that COMCAST was just at my apartment complex working on the internet connection and so I started to put 2 and 2 together and assumed this was related, and that the settings may in fact need to be changed.

So to test the theory, I simply changed my internet connection to tether off of my Verizon Samsung III phone and tapped into the internet that way.  LOW AND BEHOND – IT WORKED!!! Messages went flying out of my outbox.

So now I suppose I need to figure out what the correct, new port settings for the outgoing server will be for my comcast landline connection, if I am to continue to use them for the bulk of my internet.  Fun.

2 thoughts on “Can’t Send Messages With Outlook”

  1. in your setup in Outlook, do you have your email set up to use a custom email domain… such as the domain of your blog. Some ISPs will absolutely never send email from a domain other than their own, e.g. soandso@Comcast.net.

    It may be just that simple. It is an abuse issue caused by people spamming millions and billions of emails across their ISP’s network.

    1. Thanks Anthony. Yes it is definitely using a custom email domain. Definately is continuing to work only with certain ISP’s.

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