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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:40 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:05 pm 
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I would try to telnet to the IP of the SMTP server on port 25 and see if you get a response.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:28 pm 
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Thanks for your suggestion though in telnet I typed open[Enter], then my domain name[Enter], and after half a minute I get "could not connect to host on port 23" error. I'm reasonably capable with a little guidance.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:55 pm 
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You need to specify the port when you connect via telnet, since you are trying to connect to a different port, something like: telnet domainname.com 25


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:08 pm 
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Well, now we are talking about IMAP, but the original post mentioned an error on port 25 (SMTP). It sounds SMTP is not enabled, but IMAP is, which means you have to reconfigure your mail application to connect to an IMAP server, not SMTP. The two are mutually exclusive.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:27 pm 
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1.) Originally could connect to my personal account with PHP script but after deleting/recreating the account I can not.
2.) Sending email from a Yahoo account earlier received an error message without any details.
3.) Sending an email from Yahoo now results in no server replies...but they don't show up in Thunderbird/Outlook Express.
4.) Thunderbird/Outlook Express can connect to the account and see messages.
5.) Deleted the account via cPanel, now can't access folders (I attempted to "subscribe" in Thunderbird as it suggested).
6.) It's not a storage or bandwidth issue, especially since it's the first of the month.
7.) Sent an email from Yahoo to a non-existent account...no return message as would be expected.

Anything else I can try? My whole day has been totally blown and my webhost doesn't wake up until 5pm. :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:44 pm 
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IMAP is for retrieving emails and SMTP is for sending emails ...
So which one is your problem?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:51 pm 
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Doing a telnet to port 25 (SMTP port) times out. If I login to that port on my domain should something appear just like on port 143 with IMAP?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:32 pm 
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Forgot about this thread...yeah my host is a lazy idiot: the SMTP service has been down for almost a week now and he hasn't noticed. This page helped clarify what the error numbers actually meant...
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Connection_errors_-_SMTP

Time to find a new webhost...one of the most time consuming and obnoxious and heavily trial and error laden things when dealing with the web.


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