Chances are, it's not your email program. Who is your home ISP, and
were you sending from home? As a general rule, the owner of a port 25
SMTP server you are using must be the same as the company providing
your Internet connection at that moment. For more on this see
The best solution is to use an SMTP server that supports a port other
than '25'. You're in luck. Read these instructions, especially the paragraph entitled
"I am connecting through a high speed connection or another ISP..."
Note the use of port 465 and SSL.
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"PGray" <PGray@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:C00254D0-C828-42FF-8150-05E32D05DFF8@xxxxxx
>I followed the instructions on how to correct this problem from previous
> posts. I restored my mail account, disabled virus scan, check all setting,
> and verified all authentications. Still cannot send emails and get the
> following error message:
> The connection to the server has failed. Subject 'Records of Joseph James
> Oleskow', Account: 'Worldnet', Server: 'mailhost.worldnet.att.net', Protocol:
> SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
> Can anyone help? I was able to use it the day before yesterday, but not
> since yesterday afternoon.