cannot connect to any smtp server via mail client from within my network
Posted on 2007-04-04
Strangely i am unable to connect to any smtp server from inside my network. This is occuring since yesterday.
It is very strange, I have tested with three different smtp servers, including our isp which is comcast. I am able to ping smtp.comcast.net.
I have tried in outlook, oe and thunderbird, I get unable to connect to outgoing mail server error messages, however i can connect to the mail servers via web mail so I know they are functioning properly for both outgoing and incoming messages.
It is like something on my network is blocking the smtp connection in general. I have restarted my router and comcast modem.
This is a strange one for me.
Thanks for any ideas.