My emails using MS Outlook are not sending. I keep getting a message asking me to enter my user name and password for the following server smtp.virginmedia.com. The problem started either yesterday or the day before. Any clues on how to fix the issue? I can receive incoming emails no problem.
It would be helpful to see what, if any, VM error code is returned by the SMTP server in this situation. Open a Command Shell or Terminal window and enter the following command whereusername:passwordis replaced with your email address and password, email@example.com:Y54kpX5g:
"At line:1 char:102 +(username:password) 2>&1 | (where findstr && (findst ... + ~~ The token '&&' is not a valid statement separator in this version. At line:1 char:105 + ... y81 2>&1 | (where findstr && (findstr "235 VM") || (grep "235\|VM")) + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Expressions are only allowed as the first element of a pipeline. At line:1 char:87 + ... ry81 2>&1 | (where findstr && (findstr "235 VM") || (grep "235\|VM") ... + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Expressions are only allowed as the first element of a pipeline. At line:1 char:125 + ... uk:(password) 2>&1 | (where findstr && (findstr "235 VM") || (grep " ... + ~~ The token '||' is not a valid statement separator in this version. + CategoryInfo : ParserError: (:) , ParentContainsErrorRecordException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvalidEndOfLine"
Was the command you sent me to enter in the Command Shell correct?
While it may look daunting, if you take it a step at a time, you should be able to follow it. Just remember that you use Telnet to test the filter is working, once you know all is good, you close telnet before running the test proper.
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I have performed the tests that you recommended on my PC and the mobile hotspot using all the devices except fro an HP wireless printer which would not connect with the mobile hotspot for reasons I can't identify.
No packets were captured on Port 25 from either the PC or the other devices.
In the meantime, my emails are now sending. I suspect there has been a problem with the smtp.virginmedia.com server, but who knows?
Main thing is that all seems to be working OK now, so my thanks to you and the others who have responded to my request fro help.