Socket error 10061
Posted on 2001-06-07
One node on my network cannot send email, it can receive. All other machines can both send and receive using the same ISP. When trying to send, I get the following message:
"The connection to the server has failed. Account:your account.
Server:your smtp server, protocol smtp, port 25,
secure (ssl): no
Socket error: 10061, error number: 0x800ccc0e"
MS KB article Q191687 leads me to believe that my mail client, in this case Outlook 2000 and Outlook Express, thinks it is attached to an Exchange Server. It cannot find the server, so it cannot send. No problem with pop3 on port 110. I have reinstalled Outlook and have tried Outlook express, no go.
I have tried all of the fixes suggested in various MS KB sheets, except for those that tell me to turn on the SMTP service on my Exchange server or some such other thing related to a mail server.
I assume that there is something in the Registry that needs to be changed. If anyone has experienced with Port 25 configurability I would appreciated the help or a pointer on where I can go for more info.