Why isn't mail sent/posted out (on the Windows platform)?

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Question

Messages are building up in my out directory and none are being sent outside my server at all.

Answer

There are a number of reasons why mail may not be being sent out by the post service. If you are suffering from this problem try working through the following checklist.

  1. Have you correctly set up a machine name and domain name under your TCP/IP DNS settings? Choose the appropriate ‘See also’ link below for the correct Operating System your GMS server is running on.
  2. Is there a network connection to the machine you are trying to send mail to, i.e. can you telnet to it on port 25 from your server?
  3. Is the POST service connecting and then the connection being dropped by the remote end?

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