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Re: Possible problems sending email.

the error message i get says user name or password incorrect

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Hi Tim

 

I'm still having the'password incorrect' messages - if the server is now fixed Im note sure if the problem is at my end or VM.

Webmail seems to be working ok.

 

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I changed my SMTP server from smtp.ntlworld.com to virginmedia....but mail still doesn't send on any device - iPhone; iPad or iMac

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@Paulreso1wrote:

I changed my SMTP server from smtp.ntlworld.com to virginmedia....but mail still doesn't send on any device - iPhone; iPad or iMac


@Are you changing the username too? When using smtp.ntlworld.com the username needed is only the bit before the @, whereas for smtp.virginmedia.com the whole address is required. It's easy to overlook that detail when jumping back and forth between server names.




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Re: Possible problems sending email.

If you are seeing username not recognised then your problem is actually unrelated to the issue this thread was started for.

The original problem that caused this thread was that people's connections were being interrupted mid session before we even got to the point where the mail client was exchanging usernames and passwords.  That particular problem was down to a single smtp relay and was resolved two days ago.

If you are having password difficulties the fist thing I'd ask is can you log into web mail with the same username and password?

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OK Thanks for clarifying that. I just happened to see the topic/ thread at the top of the VM forum and assumed it was related.

I can log in to webmail ok although the pw here is different, maybe that's the problem?

 

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Sorry - to update , I can now receive on iPhone but still not send so something still not working.

 

thanks again for assitance

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Re: Possible problems sending email.

So you can receive but not send, and when sending you get a password error.

Is it possible that you changed your password recently and then followed the "standard advice" of deleting and then re-adding the account to the iPhone?

If so you need to be aware that iOS has a peculiar quirk in that deleting an account doesn't remove the SMTP settings, and when you re-add the account iOS uses any existing SMTP settings for that particular email address.

Have a look at my post here.

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Email/Ipad-Iphone-SMTP-why-deleting-and-recreating-an-account-D...

Note that Virgin's recommended settings are you use the servers ending in virginmedia.com for both incoming and outgoing on ALL 4 domains, so while the account was for an address ending in virginmedia.com, you should use the same settings for all your email addresses.  (While I know the Screenshots do show smtp.blueyonder.co.uk for another account, I've since updated this on my device).

While the screen may look slightly different on the iPhone, the settings are identical to the iPad.

What I would do is use the advice given and change the username to your FULL email address e.g. joebloggs@ntlworld.com and delete and re-enter the password.

There is an additional quirk when updating the settings in that if the password is not accepted iOS reports that the server failed to respond.  But we'll deal with that IF it happens.

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Many thanks for this Tim

It seems I unwittingly updated/ changed my VM password - resetting it as you suggested has bought everything back to life.

Its still surprising Apple have not updated their odd smtp behaviours with an update to the IOS.

Still I'm up and running and will update home devices similarly.

Thanks for helping once again.

 

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Now you've got it working one one device, the next thing to remember is that all devices behave the same way as far as SMTP, IMAP and POP is concerned.  So while the interfaces may look different.  The critical settings are exactly the same for ALL devices.  Once one device is working, provided you have the right settings ALL of them should work.

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