When sending an email with Outlook Express, Outlook, Windows Mail, or any other Pop3 ( or Post Office Protocol 3) program there is a possibility that at one time or another you will one day encounter a Smtp Error. As Smtp Error messages are pretty much the most vague error message that will be encountered when sending emails with one of the previous listed programs there might be a lot of different issues that could cause the Smtp Error to appear.
The majority of the time Smtp Error messages will appear when you are attempting to send emails so it can be very annoying. Listed below will be some of the main causes of the Smtp Error codes appearing, as well as some possible ways to help resolve any of the errors that you are encountering.
The fist reason that an Smtp Error might appear is if your setup configuration is incorrect. Typically when you are setting up your email account you will be required to input your information that relates to the incoming and outgoing mail from your mailbox. To ensure that this is not the cause of your Smtp Error messages it is always best to check the initial setup information and ensure that it is correct.
The next possible cause of Smtp Error message appearing is very similar to almost all of the first troubleshooting task with internet related errors. Please ensure that you are connected to the internet and that the connection is a constant and strong as a weak connection can often be dropped and cause issues. These issues can create Smtp Error messages as the mailbox will not be able to send out any information if the connection is continually dropped.
Another common cause of Smtp Error messages is if the person’s email address that you are trying to send the email to is incorrectly entered. This is probably the easiest possibility to check as it is just re-reading the recipients address in the To: box.
The most common reason for Smtp Error messages to arise is if the port is being used or has been disabled, which is often done by internet service providers to try to protect their clients and customers from receiving too many spam emails. This is great to protect everyone from spam, however there are times such as when these Smtp Error message are appearing that this courtesy is not appreciated. To fix this issue the only thing that can really be done is to contact your internet service provider directly to see how they can resolve the issue that is preventing you from sending your emails.
Although the issues listed above are just some of the causes of Smtp Error messages there are many other ones that can be very hard to locate. This is why many times a registry cleaner is one of the best tools to identify any issues within the registry of the system that could be causing these Smtp Errors to occur and prevent your email from being sent.