Pegasus Mail Socket Timeout

March 26, 2013 at 18:42:04
Specs: Windows Vista
I had used Pegasus for about three years, when suddenly last year it decided to have this problem. I've been working around it for about six months now and finally realized I ought to see if anyone here can help.

Pegasus will receive messages just fine. However, when I try to send a message, I get an error dialogue. Originally I had the timeout set to 90 seconds and got this:

Under 'description of error', it reads "Connection timeout: no response from host"
Under 'trace showing end of transaction', it reads only: "6: Socket timeout"

I tried increasing the timeout to 90 seconds. New error message.

Under 'description of error', "A network error occurred during connection to the host"
Under 'trace showing end of transaction', "Peer connect failure [the host has refused the connections"

My email is through comcast. Until now I had just been using the website but that's a little tedious, I really would like to know if there's anything I can do to fix this..

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March 28, 2013 at 05:21:08
Most email providers now require you to use "authentication" when sending messages in order to combat spam. This isn't required when you log-in to your email on the web, but it is required when you use email software on your PC. If you don't use authentication when sending, you will get "the host has refused connection" error.

It is therefore possible that you haven't set up authentication in Pegasus Mail.
In your email account settings, you need to tick "My outgoing server requires authentication"

then below that, tick "Use same settings as my incoming mail server".

Then click 'OK' to save the new settings.

Those instructions apply to Microsoft Outlook by the way, which is what I use.
Pegasus settings may be worded slightly differently, I've never used it so I can't give you step-by-step instructions.

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