I have Windows XP HE SP3. Firewall is Zone Alarm free version, and AVG antivirus free version. I use Outlook Express version 6. My E-mail account is with Ireland Online( BT owned). I also use Mozilla Firefox.Have had no problem for last year using Express until yesterday when I get the following error message when i try to send:
The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'Ray IOL', Server: 'mail.iol.ie', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
It will however receive mail. I am able to receive and send OK if I use the web mail. I have tried shutting down my firewall and antivirus progs but no use. Have double checked the connection settings which are correct. Tried disconnecting router and restarting computer, deleting outbox folder for Express in docs and settings and restarting Express. No use. Tried installing Mozilla Thunderbird and get same problem as well as using Internet Explorer as default browser. Done virus check and spyware checks using Malwarebytes, Spybot and Superantispyware free. Nothing found. Help please- wife is getting annoyed with time spent on here.
I am now aware this is a problem with the E-mail server BT(Ireland Online) because I have just created a gmail account and managed to send and receive to that account using Mozilla Firebird. Still can't send to IOL though or understand why.
Edited by what the hell!, 26 March 2009 - 05:57 AM.