Email Problem

Aart Koelewijn aart at
Tue Mar 25 20:09:58 UTC 2008

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 08:51:36 -0600, Ted Hilts wrote:

> I moved over to a new ISP while temporarily retaining the original ISP
> until I could get my present email flow redirected. The original ISP is
> a slow dial up.  The new ISP is a fast wireless connection to the
> internet. The old ISP told me that everything should work but their
> server is rejecting my outgoing mail (which they deny) but giving me my
> incoming mail. Essentially, I can receive mail but not send mail.  So I
> am asking for help in resolving this situation -- if you even get this
> message.
> Thanks, Ted

This is very little information, can't you find anything in a logfile 
somewhere? How are you trying to post? From Evolution, Firefox, your own 

In very general terms, where you had smtp.your.old.isp you should change 
this to in whatever software you are using to post. And 
ask your new isp which mailserver you should use for posting, he should 
give you that information.

If you are still allowed to use the mailserver of your old isp it may be 
you could use this without authentication from within the network of the 
old isp but will have to authenticate yourself when you are using the 
network of your new isp.


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