Can't send email from comcast.net account

pepperco

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Hello,

What a cool little gizmo we have !

only one thing...I can't seem to SEND emails from
my comcast.net account. The mailboxes imported
just fine, and I can receive email, but no sending.

I get the error message....
CANNOT SEND EMAIL
the sender address XXXXX@comcast.net
was rejected by the server.

How do I fix this ?

THANKS !
 

hoop

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dude i have comcast too and all u need to do is call customer support and they have ppl there that will help, they help me setup my WiFi so now it work on my router )
 

wjp09

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dude i have comcast too and all u need to do is call customer support and they have ppl there that will help, they help me setup my WiFi so
w it work on my router )
sorry but it is not the wifi that is messing it up it clearly has something to do with att
 

DD0

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Comcast does something lame, like not let you use their outgoing server for mail programs. I remember talking to them about something when I set up my mac mail and they wouldn't help. I use gmail though so I just ended up using theirs. Hopefully they've changed their terrible stance on that by now.
 

slipperypete

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I had the same error message with my roadunner accounts yesterday for most of the day. Than, it just started working. Not sure why or how
 

deac

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I have never been able to send emails with Road Runner webmail on my iBook. I asked them about it one time and got some kind of techie answer I can't explain but that basically it was not possible -- something about the ip you are on with the WiFi not being recognized or something so like above I ahve to use gmail to send from the road.

Was expecting the same with the iPhone IF IF IF IF I ever get activated........ 35 hrs and counting
 

slipperypete

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I have never been able to send emails with Road Runner webmail on my iBook. I asked them about it one time and got some kind of techie answer I can't explain but that basically it was not possible -- something about the ip you are on with the WiFi not being recognized or something so like above I ahve to use gmail to send from the road.

Was expecting the same with the iPhone IF IF IF IF I ever get activated........ 35 hrs and counting
I am not using webmail. The settings for my roadrunner e-mails were automatically added to my phone when I sync'ed for the time. With the exception of about 3 hours yesterday, I have been able to send a receive messages without a hitch
 

deac

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that's geat to hear, pete. Look forward to it working. I of course wasn't talking about the iPhone since they have not awarded me the prized Activation status yet.......
 

slipperypete

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that's geat to hear, pete. Look forward to it working. I of course wasn't talking about the iPhone since they have not awarded me the prized Activation status yet.......

hopefully you'll be activated soon. Once you are, you will not be disappointed.
 

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#11
Hello,

What a cool little gizmo we have !

only one thing...I can't seem to SEND emails from
my comcast.net account. The mailboxes imported
just fine, and I can receive email, but no sending.

I get the error message....
CANNOT SEND EMAIL
the sender address XXXXX@comcast.net
was rejected by the server.

How do I fix this ?


THANKS !
I just tried it. The first time, the "send" progress bar wouldn't budge, but a second try worked perfectly. However, the Hotmail account I sent the test message to received two copies.
 

wjp09

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my two fixes are to either send them via safari or create a new email address both of which work sorry it can't help out your current situation though
 

pepperco

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thee twin cities
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Thanks for all of the input....

After messing with this email for a while I can only
refer to it as "intermittent" or "iffy".

I had a test email in my comcast outbox that would not send
yesterday, when I woke up this morning it was still in my outbox.
Then, inexplicably it sent at some point this morning. So I tried
to send several emails on my iPhone using my comcast account.
I few of them actually sent, but most of them just disappeared
into never-never-land....darnit. They don't appear in my outbox
or in my sent messages.

Not good....I really use theses 3 comcast accounts a lot.
 

pepperco

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And now......out of the blue......I am sending email like a bandit !

Works perfectly, after I hit send, I get the swooosh, jet take off.

Quite an amazing age, where these situation magically resolve.

I did not do ANYTHING different.

Kind of scary actually.....:mad:
 

pepperco

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And now......out of the blue......I am sending email like a bandit !

Works perfectly, after I hit send, I get the swooosh, jet take off.

Quite an amazing age, where these situation magically resolve.

I did not do ANYTHING different.

Kind of scary actually.....:mad:
Is it against the law to quote myself ?

Forget everything I said above, today
my comcast emails won't send, what a drag.
 

pepperco

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Mine is working now..

Here is what I know, don't take this as gospel
because I'm no expert.....

Apparently when iPhone imported my comcast mailboxes
it did not auto populate the proper OUTGOING mail servers,

I had to go in and manually add the host name
smtp.comcast.net

And add the user name....which is the complete
email address for the main mailbox account,
I had to add that main email for all 3 of my
comcast mailboxes

Also add the password

Its working now and has been for 2 days.
 

76bronco

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Mine is working now..

Here is what I know, don't take this as gospel
because I'm no expert.....

Apparently when iPhone imported my comcast mailboxes
it did not auto populate the proper OUTGOING mail servers,

I had to go in and manually add the host name
smtp.comcast.net

And add the user name....which is the complete
email address for the main mailbox account,
I had to add that main email for all 3 of my
comcast mailboxes

Also add the password

Its working now and has been for 2 days.
adding the password and user name (full email) to the outgoing server settings fixed the issues...problem solved. Thanks.