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outgoing mail unable to connect to server
Billy821
Enthusiast

After solving the problem of receiving mail, I now am getting the same error message in trying to send email: cannot safely coect to server. 

Using Samsung Android email app thats with the phone. Can send email through AOL and Mac Mail on home computer no problem.

Any suggestions?

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Re: outgoing mail unable to connect to server
ChipChairman1
Newbie

My wife and were having the same problem.

I used this to reconfigure my outlook profile.

https://help.aol.com/articles/verizon-move-to-aol-mail-setting-up-your-new-aol-account-in-a-third-pa...

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email server not responding
kaleidic
Newbie

I use Thunderbird to access my email. Until yesterday afternoon, everything was OK then the smtp.verizon.net server started timing out and I can not send emails. The pop server for incoming messages is fine. I went over it and over it with AOL on twitter and then they sent me a phone number to call, and they persist in claiming that there is no problem. Thunderbird error message is failure due to timing out. Telnet and ping show the same.

C:\Users\Jason>telnet smtp.verizon.net 465
Connecting To smtp.verizon.net...Could not open connection to the host, on port 465: Connect failed

C:\Users\Jason>ping smtp.verizon.net

Pinging smtp-verizonmail.egslb.aol.com [64.12.88.168] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 64.12.88.168:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

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Re: email server not responding
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Verizon has moved email to AOL servers.

Google FiOS AOL email for details.

Re: email server not responding
kaleidic
Newbie

I know that, that's who gave me the runaround and who want me to pay for support.

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Re: email server not responding
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User
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Re: outgoing mail not working
perryg1
Newbie

Verizon send email stopped workin 3/1/18.  Was using smtp.verizon.net.  Any ideas why?

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Re: outgoing mail unable to connect to server
Grybo
Enthusiast

Same thing happened to me.

The outgoing mail server appears to have changed to smtp.aol.com.  The new address for the Pop3 server is pop.aol.com, though  pop.verizon.net is still working for the time being.

Outgoing email
paulsidcup
Newbie

I kept my verizon email address after transition to AOL.  Incoming mail works well now.  Outgoing mail worked well until 02/02/2018 when I started getting a message "The message could not be sent because the connection to Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.verizon.net timed out. Try again."  My settings are Server name:  smtp.verizon.net ;  Port: 365 ;  Connection Security:  SSL/TLS ;  Authentication Method:  Normal Password.  I have tried Port 587 and STARTTLS;  and Encrypted Password.  Nothing works.

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Re: outgoing mail unable to connect to server
Decusgeek1
Newbie

Okay, so I see that smtp.verizon.net stopped working around 3/1/18 and that the new SMTP server is supposed to be smtp.aol.com. Unfortunately neither one responds to a ping comand. Why not and what now?

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