Email Troubleshooting

IMPORTANT!!! Many ISP's have started to block the relaying of email through the default port 25. Using this alternative port allows you to send email via your GOLDCOASTINTERNET.NET email account. This setting accounts for almost 90% of all support calls so please make sure you have yours set correctly.

Note: Your incoming server should be set to 110.

Note: If you are having problems sending mail, then some Internet Service Providers require the following settings:
Change your incoming port to 995 and check the box that asks you to enable SSL. 

Change your encryption to TLS for outgoing email, it can stay at port 25. AT&T Customers may need to use port 587.


 


2. Ensure that you are Authenticating when Sending Email.

Your hosting account requires that you authenticate with your email Username and Password before sending email. This is to prevent spammers from relaying spam through your email account (which is a reason for choosing good passwords that are hard to guess). Most support calls we receive from clients who can not send email (using Outlook or Outlook Express) are resolved by simply checking the box that says "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication".


3. Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) should NOT be checked.



4. Incoming and Outgoing Mail Servers

Check to make sure your incoming and outgoing mail servers are listed as NEXCESS.NET and not www.domain.com or anything.domain.com 


5. On the More Settings... » Advanced Tab the This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) checkbox should NOT be checked.

 


6. New Domain Names / Hosting Accounts

If you have only signed up for hosting recently, there is a chance your domain is not yet ready for use. It typically takes 1-3 days from order time for your domain to propagate through DNS and become available. 


7. Firewalls and Anti-virus Software

If you are using any personal firewall or anti-virus software like Norton or ZoneAlarm, be sure to allow access to SMTP, POP and IMAP protocols. If you have done this and are still having problems, try disabling your firewall temporarily to see if it is causing the problem.

Please note if your Firewall or Anti-virus software was causing the problem you will still need these forms of protection. If you do not know how to configure your Anti-virus or Firewall please contact your computer support company/network administrator or 'computer guy' and ask them for assistance.

 


8. Still having problems sending???

You can always try sending email via your Internet Service Provider (ISP) such as Earthlink, Bellsouth, etc.

Simply set your outgoing mail server to the one suggested by your ISP. i.e. for Bellsouth mail.bellsouth.net

 

 Then for your Outgoing Server settings have the "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" check box checked but this time select the Log on using option and enter the username and password that your ISP gave you to sign on the the Internet.


9. Having Problems Sending a large email or email with large attachment???

Out of respect for other users in a shared hosting environment the Maximum Message size that may be sent is 10MB. This prevents alot of large undeliverable emails bouncing back to you and potentially slowing or even in the worst cases bringing the server down.

If you need to send large emails on a regular basis consider setting up a seperate FTP hosting account for sharing large files, or if you really want to email them you can always upgrade your account to your own Virtual Private Server and we can raise the Maximum Message size for you as no-one else will be effected.

Alternatively you could try using a service such as yousendit.com (Note: You Send It is not part of Radical Webs, you should carefully consider your own personal security requirements before sending sensitive documents via this method. )

 


 

 

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