Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Brief Idea about Email Servers and Ports to Resolve E-Mail Issues

Are you facing problems to send mails but no problem in receiving mails? Or, vice versa? Go through the article and learn about Email Servers and Ports to Resolve E-Mail Issues.


Seldom we do think of what actually goes on when we try to send a mail to one of our friends. Generally sending and receiving mails directly, using your email account like Gmail or Yahoo or AOL Mail is problem free in comparison to those who have to configure a separate email client for accessing mails. However, in the recent times we get to see a weird problem where the user is using the AOL service for sending and receiving mails and there is no email client like Outlook in place but the user is not able to send mails although he is able to receive mails without a problem. Without pulling you down to the end of this article let me tell you that for AOL the problem is pretty simple---many email service providers ensure that spam mails are eliminated by routing the SMTP server used for sending mails through the service provider's specified gateway. Give a call to your email service provider and the issue will be resolved in no time.


Let us consider the other situation where the problem is not with the email service provider but with the configuration of your system and the firewalls which might be blocking an outgoing mail. In such cases you have to dive into the settings of your antivirus software to cheek whether it is trying to scan your outgoing mails or not and in the process a sort of session time out is taking place and you are unable to send the mail. You will also have to understand the concept of SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) and the specific port used by it.

You can consult repair service provider and can ask for tech support to resolve the issue.


Don't have any idea about SMTP or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol? SMTP is a protocol or in other words it is a set of rules by which a mail is sent to the receiver's domain. It generally uses port number 25(Twenty-five) if you do not change it to a different one in case of some email client that you might be using. Try to unblock that port if you see that it is blocked by the firewall you are using. You should also check for existing viruses and Trojans with the help of the tools used by technicians. Your on-line technician might actually go for manual virus removal or checking the connectivity between your computer and router and external to the router as well to the website that you are trying to open. Well it might end up in taking a backup of your mails and then reinstalling the AOL mail software in your computer once again. Do not try to do it by yourself if you have the option of getting help from your on-line technician.

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