Outlook Express won't send NON-AOL email when dialed in through AOL
Posted on 2004-03-22
Hello, my client has a business web hosting account that provides email@example.com addresses and a mail.herdomain.com SMTP/POP server.
She dials up through AOL. While she can receive firstname.lastname@example.org email using Outlook Express with no problem, when she tries to send email@example.com email using Outlook Express she receives the following error message:
The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'mail.herdomain.com', Server: 'mail.herdomain.com', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10061, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
OE is set up right, using her own mail server. I wonder if this is somehow a problem related to her using AOL. Please note, this isn't a question about getting AOL email through Outlook Express---the only way AOL figures into this issue is that it's what she uses to dial up.
Can anyone shed some light? An AOL or Microsoft knowledge-base-type link for "official" confirmation of the cause of this problem would be an extra-nice bonus. My Google searches keep coming up with questions about getting AOL email through Outlook Express, and this is not that question. Thanks!