If you are using Comcast and some other providers as your ISP they may have implemented restrictive email rules for all of their users. If you have difficulty using the normal mail sending settings and find that your outgoing emails are being blocked (can't send email) you will have to change your outgoing SMTP server settings to send emails through the Comcast mail servers
Outlook settings for gotHosting sending from Comcast
- From the Tools menu, select Account Settings
- Select the Email tab and click New.
To edit existing Account Settings, select the email account and click Change (skip to step 5)
- Check the Manually configure settings or additional server types box and click Next
- Select Internet E-mail then click Next
- Fill in all fields for User, Server, and Logon Information
Incoming mail server: mail.yourDomainName.com (use your domain name)
Outgoing mail server: smtp.comcast.net
- Click More Settings
- In the Outgoing Server tab, check the box marked My Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Click the Log On Using button and enter the Username and Password from your Comcast email account. Check the Remember Password box and leave everything else unchecked
- In the Advanced Tab set the Incoming Server (POP3) to port 110 and make sure the box next to 'This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) is NOT checked. Change the Outgoing Server (SMTP) to port 587 and change 'Use this following type of encrypted connection; to None then click OK
- Check your settings by clicking Test Account Settings on the Internet Email Settings screen. When test completes click Close
- Click Next
- Click Finish
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