Outlook 2003 stopped sending emails
Posted on 2004-09-08
I've been using Outlook 2003 for almost a year without problems. All of a sudden, about two weeks ago, it stopped sending emails. They stay in the outbox and never leave. I have no trouble receiving emails from my three different ISPs/Accounts, but I can't send or reply.
I've checked all my settings and they've not changed. The incoming and outgoing server info is correct for all of my accounts. When I click "Test Account Settings" I get these error messages:
"The specified server was found but there was no response from the server. Please verify that the Port and SSL information is correct."
"Outlook could not connect to the outgoing mail server (SMTP). The problem could be the server name or the port or your server may not support SSL."
I would agree with that diagnosis if it were only one server, but it is true of all of my accounts with different ISPs. The only thing I did differently recently was dial up through NetZero on a very slow connection, but I've done that before and have not had problems. I usually use a wireless cable connection.
I've tried finding an answer on the net and at Microsoft, but no luck.