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Make sure you set it up correctly.

Make sure your user name is all lowercase. Your password can contain uppercase. Make sure you have created the email address in your control panel. Change the user name to the full email address. Example: username@domainname.com

Still not working?

Change your incoming and outgoing mail servers from mail.yourdomain.com to the IP address listed in your welcome email. Are you able to receive emails but not send?

If you can receive mail but aren't able to send this could mean the following:

Your internet provider is blocking you from using anyone's outgoing mail servers but their own. Many major ISP's are blocking outgoing emails. The reason they do this is to prevent you from using their internet connection for spamming purposes. You will still be able to send emails, but only by using your ISP'S outgoing mail server. Every ISP's outgoing mail address is different, but for the most part they will be mail.yourispname.com For example, if you had hosting with AOL.com, their outgoing mail server would look like this: mail.aol.com If mail.yourisp.com does not work and you are still unable to send emails, you will need to call your internet service provider to find out what their outgoing mail server is.

Recommended port is 465 with SSL.

Are you able to send emails but not receive?

Either your domain is out of disk space, or your e-mail address itself is out. You will need to increase the amount of disk space to receive mail again.

Does it say "please enter your username and password for the following server" and you are sure you're using the correct information?

Most of our servers have a 60 checks per hour limit. If you hit this limit in any hour you'll be locked out for the rest of the hour. you will need to go into your email program and make it check less frequently. In Outlook, this is often tools > options > general and clicking disable where it says "check for new messages every xx minutes" If you do not want to disable it just set it to check less often. keep in mind the more computers you have auto checking or checking the mail the quicker you will hit this limit.

Last but not least, your IP address may be blocked. Find your IP address and send it to us for unblocking.

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