This is what I saw yesterday.
Which begs the question: is it Outlook, or mail.msu.edu? Something seems
to change spontaneously somewhere.
Thomas P. Carter, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1322
From: Troy Murray [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 3:36 PM
To: Thomas P. Carter
Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] mail.msu.edu
I have run into this program with Outlook 2003 before and had to
change the outgoing SMTP port to 465. Later, then I was connected to
the MSU network, I had to change it back from 465 to 25 as it stopped
sending again. I've found that, depending on the day, I have to
change this outgoing port number.
On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 13:24:23 -0500, Thomas P. Carter
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I wrestled with this the other day, but on an IMAP link with Outlook
> 2003. The port required for sending is now 465 instead of the normal
> I suspect they recently changed this port number and broke the user's
> connection, but I have no hard evidence for this. Making this change
> fixed it. POP clients are now required to use port 465 (and SSL) for
> outgoing mail also, evidently.
> Thomas P. Carter, Ph.D.
> Department of Chemistry
> Michigan State University
> East Lansing, MI 48824-1322
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Mccormack, Andrew
> Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 1:08 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [MSUNAG] mail.msu.edu
> I have several computers running Outlook 2003 and using POP3 for
> mail.msu.edu. When they try to send mail out, the messages are
> stuck in the outbox folder. The settings in outlook are correct for
> sending/receiving mail. The problem seems to have randomly and I have
> idea what is causing it. I have disabled all email virus scans.
> I have found a work around, but remove the messages from the outbox
> Then doing a send and receive. Exit Outlook. Start Outlook. Then
> the messages. It seems to fix the problem for a few days but comes
> back. All the updates of Office 2003 have been installed.
> Has anyone else experienced this problem and know how to resolve it?
> Andrew McCormack
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