Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Email not working

When working with a client today on email problems I realized I had never provided a simple tutorial for helping with email problems. As a user of Thunderbird, Outlook and/or Outlook Express you might have run into a situation where you can't send and/or receive emails for a new email account that has been set up. Sometimes it can be traced to a configuration problem when setting the account up in your email client and other times it can be a problem with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or the email server you're attempting to use.

To remove your email client from the equation you can test your incoming mail server (the server you check when picking up email) and your outgoing mail server (the server that is used for delivering emails that you author).

Here is a simple tutorial for testing a POP3 incoming mail server and a SMTP outgoing mail server..

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