Problem sending mail on network
Posted on 2002-06-26
I have been unable to send mail intermittently since I networked my home PC's (1 WinXP Home, 1 Win95, and a laptop withWinXP pro). Linksys 4-port router WAN port connected to DSL modem, PC's connected to router LAN ports 4,3 and 2.
I am able to share files and printers as well as the DSL connection with the 3 computers. Incomming mail is reliable, but I have been intermittently unable to send outgoing mail, with neither netscape nor outlook express.
The error that pops up with outlook express is something like:
"An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server response:
out017.verizon.net Lost connection to [126.96.36.199] Please check message
and try again."
There is a little additional information with Netscape Mail:
"An unknown error has occurred, Subject: "No Subject", Account:'mail.verizon.net', Server: 'smtp.verizon.net', Protocal" SMTP, Server Response: '421 out016.verizon..net lost connection to [188.8.131.52]',Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 421, Error Number: 0x800CCC67"
This fails to send more times than not. Some small test messages worked, so I thought maybe it was a size thing, but sometimes even a small test message fails to be sent. I don't think I have been able to send anything of any size...
Could anyone tell me where to start to debug this problem???