E-mail suddenly won't send
Posted on 2009-02-16
My wife and I use separate laptops, both on XP, mine using Outlook 2003 and hers using Outlook 2007. Our e-mails are sent and received via a router though our web sites which are on different web site hosts. Both were working fine early yesterday evening. A while later, we both found at about the same time that we could receive e-mails and have Internet access, but we can't send any e-mails.
I thought it might be an odd e-mail server problem, but this morning they still don't work. I used Outlook's "test settings" for the account sending my e-mails and a second account, and both worked OK. On "send/receive" I got the test messages, but still the proper e-mails in my Outbox won't go. Outlook claims the outgoing server has timed out.
Please can anyone suggest a reason for this and how to solve it?