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Can't send email to myself

  1. #1


    Horatio Guest

    Can't send email to myself

    When I type in my own email address and send a message, it appears to be sent
    (is in the Sent Items folder), but I never receive it. However, if I go to
    the Sent Items folder and FORWARD that same message to myself, I do get it.

    I didn't install any antivirus software, and I've searched everywhere I know
    for something in the "Tools" and "Accounts" menus for a possible solution.
    Any ideas?

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  3. #2


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Can't send email to myself

    Some ISPs won't let you download a message you sent to yourself.
    Gmail is one of those.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "Horatio" <Horatio@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:4BBE6771-1D83-42AE-9BA0-64F2A3736F38@xxxxxx

    > When I type in my own email address and send a message, it appears to be sent
    > (is in the Sent Items folder), but I never receive it. However, if I go to
    > the Sent Items folder and FORWARD that same message to myself, I do get it.
    >
    > I didn't install any antivirus software, and I've searched everywhere I know
    > for something in the "Tools" and "Accounts" menus for a possible solution.
    > Any ideas?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Stubbo of Oz Guest

    Re: Can't send email to myself

    On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 20:09:15 -0800, "Gary VanderMolen"
    <gary@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Some ISPs won't let you download a message you sent to yourself.
    >Gmail is one of those.
    Strange. I used Windows Mail to send an email to myself using my Gmail
    address and it did not come back but when I viewed my Gmails using the
    web interface, there it was. So I sent myself one from the Gmail web
    interface and it came through to Windows Mail!

    Work that one out!!
    --
    ----------------
    Stubbo of Sydney
    ----------------

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Horatio Guest

    RE: Can't send email to myself

    Gary - That can't be it; I have Comcast and when I go directly to Comcast's
    webmail and try the same from there , I can send and receive emails from
    myself just fine. Therefore, it must be something with Windows Live, right?
    --
    H.


    "Horatio" wrote:

    > When I type in my own email address and send a message, it appears to be sent
    > (is in the Sent Items folder), but I never receive it. However, if I go to
    > the Sent Items folder and FORWARD that same message to myself, I do get it.
    >
    > I didn't install any antivirus software, and I've searched everywhere I know
    > for something in the "Tools" and "Accounts" menus for a possible solution.
    > Any ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Can't send email to myself

    Yes, Gmail has worked this way for years.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "Stubbo of Oz" <stubbo@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:i01ep3p3utj8cfhvpq9sf30h2chr37acfi@xxxxxx

    > On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 20:09:15 -0800, "Gary VanderMolen"
    > <gary@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>Some ISPs won't let you download a message you sent to yourself.
    >>Gmail is one of those.
    >
    > Strange. I used Windows Mail to send an email to myself using my Gmail
    > address and it did not come back but when I viewed my Gmails using the
    > web interface, there it was. So I sent myself one from the Gmail web
    > interface and it came through to Windows Mail!
    >
    > Work that one out!!
    > --
    > ----------------
    > Stubbo of Sydney
    > ----------------


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Can't send email to myself

    Sending from the web interface is entirely different from sending from
    the email program, so it doesn't prove anything one way or the other.

    To determine if the problem is due to your email program, you would
    have to install a different email program, such as Thunderbird, and try
    sending from there.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (WLMail)


    "Horatio" <horatio@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:CE5AE899-1137-4E73-83EF-E865BFB5886B@xxxxxx

    > Gary - That can't be it; I have Comcast and when I go directly to Comcast's
    > webmail and try the same from there , I can send and receive emails from
    > myself just fine. Therefore, it must be something with Windows Live, right?
    > --
    > H.
    >
    >
    > "Horatio" wrote:
    >

    >> When I type in my own email address and send a message, it appears to be sent
    >> (is in the Sent Items folder), but I never receive it. However, if I go to
    >> the Sent Items folder and FORWARD that same message to myself, I do get it.
    >>
    >> I didn't install any antivirus software, and I've searched everywhere I know
    >> for something in the "Tools" and "Accounts" menus for a possible solution.
    >> Any ideas?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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