This example is for Outlook Express; however, it contains all the important info required for other mail programs.
VIP: The most common problem is that the ISP blocks external SMTP port 25, so you can receive email from your private web host - but you can NOT send (or reply). To solve this problem you need to use the SMTP settings from your ISP (per their instructions) while using the POP settings from your web host.
Alternate: Some web host offer an alternate SMTP port - such as Port 26 or Port 587 - contact your web host.
Tools - Accounts
Mail tab - Add
Settings = mail.yourdomainname.ext
VIP: If ISP blocks Port 25
Reference note in heading or last two images on this page.
VIP: The account name / username often requires more than a username.
During account setup, a requirement such as:
means the + must be included as the account name (username)
Varies from host to host but ibdhost accounts do require the exact format such as
After - you 'finish' the wizard. Then select (highlight) the account and click on properties. You'll need to check or make a couple of adjustments depending on your ISP and port 25.
It's amazing how many people forget to use the 'apply' and then they can't understand why the settings don't 'hold' :roll:
See notes in heading - but worth repeating
Warning: If your ISP blocks port 25 - and many do. You will not be able to reply / send with the previous SMTP settings. You will have to use the ISP settings for sending.
Or use the alternate ports provided by your host (see note in heading)
Most ISP's will require that you go into the 'settings' and use your account user name n password?