I've been unable to send or reply to emails for a couple of days. I've checked my outgoing details and there is no server connection. Incoming is fine.
I tried a chat on virgin media last night, was in a queue for a couple of hours then chose to transfer to whatsapp. No response until this morning, was told changing my password would sort it. I questioned how that would fix a server issue but was assured it would. Changed it and of course it didn't solve the problem. I went back onto the thread, reply received around 7.30 when I was in a zoom meeting and couldn't reply so back in the queue.
Fed up been trying to sort this with them for a day and I still can't send emails
⋮ 214-2.0.0 This is cmsmtp ESMTP service help 214-2.0.0 To contact postmaster send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 214-2.0.0 For local information send email to Postmaster at your site. 214 2.0.0 end of HELP info
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For completeness, when the Wi-Fi was re-enabled were you able to browse the internet, i.e. go to My Virgin Media, etc? Are you able to sign into webmail?
It does appear the public IP Address of your Wi-Fi connection is being denied access to Virgin Media's email service; possible cause include observed spamming activity, too many bad emails sent, etc. To try and determine the cause try:
I've been unable to reply to or send emails for the past week. I've changed my password, checked the outgoing settings, rebooting my wifi hub etc. but every time I try to send I get a message saying it can't connect to the server. I can receive emails no problem and can send if I log into My Virgin Meda but I can't send from my phone, pad or laptop normally. The emails just sit in my outbox,
I tried a chat with Virgin but after waiting for 2 hours transferred to whatsapp. That took me 2 days and the only advice I got was to change my password and they gave me a number for their helpline which I called today. They told me to log out of my devices, log on to My Virgin Media and it should be fine as they'd checked and everything was ok. I've done that but I still can't send from any of my devices. I'm at a loss what to do next. I don't want to have to log into Virgin every time I want to quickly reply to an email.
Weirdly, I was staying with a friend at the weekend and log on to her wifi when I'm there. The emails that had been sitting in my outbox since last week then sent so I though the issue was sorted. However, when I've come home and back on my virgin wifi I'm back to being told it can't connect to the server.
I did post a few days ago and someone kindly came back to me but to be honest it was all a bit too technical for me to follow.
It does appear that Virgin Media's SMTP server is blocking access to your home network's public IP Address. Issue has been flagged to the forum team who will hopefully be able to: (a) determine reason for denied access and clear it; (b) advise what further action maybe required