I use MS Outlook XP 2002. My email provider is currently Verizon.net for the majority of my mail needs both sending and receiving. They use a POP/SMTP format with POP@ 110 and SMTP @25.
My former email provider was Optonline.net (Cablevision in NY). They too had the same POP & SMTP settings.
My question is why do I continue to receive email from the Optonline.net account? I canceled my contract with them almost a year ago. Shouldn't mail sent to that old address be returned "undeliverable"?
I realize I failed to contact those folks which only have my old email address and tried my best to advise them of the change, but I must have missed many.
Actually I don't want to give up this old email address if I can keep it and ween the senders to my newer address. I thought once you canceled your account all of your email using that address ceases.
The only annoying issue is that when Outlook goes out to seek new incoming email or sends email out, I get an error/task message saying the Optonline outgoing server is unable to connect (0X080042109). I just close it until the next time it pops up. Will this condition create some sort buildup of error messages which could lock up Outlook causing me to have to do a "in Place" repair of Outlook????
Can anyone explain what's going on?