SMTP is used between email programs, which are SMTP , which forward email to its destination.SMTP is then also used between SMTP mail servers as they forward the message on to the next server, until the message reaches its final destination mail server. (Not to be confused with IP, which is completely unrelated.)As the name implies, an ISP is the company or service that provides the physical connection between your home or place of business and the internet. So, you’ll need to double check the information you were given from your ISP to see what they said your mail server name should be. In fact, it probably makes sense to double check your entire configuration while you’re here.Click on the one with which you are having trouble and click on Properties.In the resulting dialog box, click on the Servers tab and you should see something like this: Note the arrows pointing at the two instances of the mail servers you would be using: one for POP3 (incoming email) and one for SMTP [Simple Mail Transfer Protocol]SMTP is an acronym for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, which is the protocol used to transport email messages from computer to computer until they reach their destination.If you are connected, step 2 is to validate your Outlook Express account configuration.Specifically, if you click on the Tools menu in Outlook Express, then click on the Accounts menu item, and then in the resulting dialog box A dialog box is a window that appears on top of a main application or other window (or occasionally no window at all) requesting user input.Though the web interface is capable of updating the firmware, there may be instances where this error is received.Caution: When updating from 18.104.22.168 to 2.x.x.x it may take 5-10 minutes when the final reload is performed.
Typically you’ll see an error message much like this: Unfortunately, many people seem to fixate on the error number at the end – 0x800ccc0d.If presented by an application, a dialog box is typically smaller than the application window, so as to appear to be a part of that application.The term “dialog” refers to the metaphor that the computer is having a conversation or dialog with the user, and is asking for some form of input and processing that input when supplied. POP3 is used by email programs like Thunderbird, Microsoft Office Outlook, and others use to communicate to mail servers when downloading your email.While that can be useful, and it’s easy to search on, they’re missing all the additional information that Outlook is providing in the error.Specifically, this: That’s a big clue as to what’s going on.Along with that connection, they may provide additional services such as email, web hosting, or more. It’s also possible that your mail server may simply be down – the ISP could be having trouble, for example, or the ISP could have changed mail servers.You’ll need to contact your ISP to determine if this is the case, and whether or not they have an alternative mail server you can use, or how long you might need to wait for things to be fixed. Some email programs and services automatically filter spam based on common key words, the number of people the message is being sent to, or the sender’s reputation. Unfortunately, email that people don’t want runs the risk of being marked as spam.Dialog boxes are characterized by one or more input fields, such as edit boxes, check boxes, selection lists and others, an “OK” or equivalent button, and a “Cancel” button.Dialog boxes may or may not have title bars across the top, and while usually movable, they are most often not resizable.See also: SMTP for sending mail, and IMAP for accessing email without removing it from the email server.If you have more than one account, you may see multiple items in the list.