Messages are stuck in the Outlook 2003 Outbox and are never send
Posted on 2007-12-06
I have a problem on one of my workstations that when I send a message from outlook it is stuck in the outbox. It does time out and then tells that it can not reach the SMTP server. However the machine right next toi this one has no problems but has the exact same settings. It is set to send the message immediately I even did create a new profile and then imported the messages again. It then did send one message in a strange way, it did go through the send and receive process then gave an error and then 20 sec later the message was send. Then I tryed again and not it is stuck again.
now here is the very strange part. If I go to the account manager and edit this mail profile, there is the option to test the account. I do this and get 2 check boxes that both send and receive worked fine. In this process the text sends a test message which sends just fine. Only if I compose a new message it is stuck in the outbox. I do click on send/receive but still nothing happens and after a few minutes I get the timeout.
Any pointers or ideas what this could be? Especially since it is on Windows Small Business Server 2003 network with 5 workstations and this is the only one having this issue. Evan the hardware is identical. It is by the way a Dell machine.
Also the outgoing server is POP, incoming by the way works just fine.