How do I configure my smtp.domain.com

Gaacnews

New Member
This seems to be the only thing keeping me from succesfully sending anything.

I am using a hotmail account if that is any help.

Thanks.
 

Gaacnews

New Member
Thanks!!

k that got me farther along, now it is at least trying to send stuff. However, I keep getting this error that says:

"Your message has not been delivered to all intended recipients since one or more connections were unexpectadly closed by your mail server."

Anyone know what's going on with that?

Thanks in advance.
 

stanbusk

Administrator
Staff member
What error do you get? You can find out looking at the connection log. They use to be lines starting with a 5xx error (503 for example).
 

Gaacnews

New Member
I tried it again this morning and this what I got...

"Sending unsolicited commercial or bulk e-mail to Microsoft's computer network is prohibited."

Remote server has unexpectedly closed the connection (#102).

I am trying to send stuff to 404 people on an artist mailing list that I just took over, but I guess because of the numer of e-mails Microsoft thinks it's spam. Is there any way to get around that or do I have to get a new address to send through?
 

Gaacnews

New Member
Ok I tried switching to POP and it sent one message, here is part of the log:

[01] 2/12 15:13:44 --> Connecting socket [1] with 80 entries to mail.hotmail.com Port:25
[00] 2/12 15:13:46 [POP3 ERROR] 103 - Address invalid.
[02] 2/12 15:13:46 --> Connecting socket [2] with 81 entries to mail.hotmail.com Port:25
[00] 2/12 15:13:49 [POP3 ERROR] 103 - Address invalid.
[03] 2/12 15:13:49 --> Connecting socket [3] with 81 entries to mail.hotmail.com Port:25
[00] 2/12 15:13:51 [POP3 ERROR] 103 - Address invalid.
[04] 2/12 15:13:51 --> Connecting socket [4] with 81 entries to mail.hotmail.com Port:25
[00] 2/12 15:13:53 [POP3 ERROR] 103 - Address invalid.
[05] 2/12 15:13:53 --> Connecting socket [5] with 80 entries to mail.hotmail.com Port:25
[00] 2/12 15:13:56 [POP3 ERROR] 103 - Address invalid.
[04] 2/12 15:13:56 ~ Status: Connected
[03] 2/12 15:13:56 ~ Status: Connected
[02] 2/12 15:13:56 ~ Status: Connected
[01] 2/12 15:13:56 ~ Status: Connected
[05] 2/12 15:13:56 ~ Status: Connected


MaxBulk Mailer Delivery Report [#32] - 2/12/2007
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Mailer version: 5.0.3-US US Pro - Registered
Machine OS/speed: Windows XP Build 2600

Streams: 5 [5 Used | 1 Dropped] Single Server
Delivery mode: Singly (Tag processing ON)

SMTP server address: mail.hotmail.com [Port: Default] SSL Off
Authentication: POP | david-q6j5veaml
Address: pop.hotmail.com [Port: Default] SSL Off
Groups: All at once [Interval: 00:03]

Delivery start date: 2/12/2007 at 3:09:22 PM
End date: 2/12/2007 at 3:09:37 PM
Total duration: 15 second(s) - Retries: 1000/10
Rate: 0.13 recipient(s)/second

to a total of: 404 recipient(s) [404/404]
Sent: 1
Failed: 403 undelivered [Connection dropped by server]
Errors: 4

Mail subject: Test
Mail priority: Normal
Return receipt: No
Mail format: Plain text [ISO-8859-1]
Mail size: 4 Bytes (Doesn't include attachments)
Attachments: none

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

I also tried ESMTP but it didn't send anything and I get 535 Authentication unsuccessful again.

Am I typing in some info incorrectly?
 

stanbusk

Administrator
Staff member
I have tried with Telnet, Hotmail as no POP server listening at mail.hotmail.com on port 110. However hotmail offers support for ESMTP authentication:

telnet mail.hotmail.com 25
Trying 65.54.244.8...
Connected to mail.hotmail.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 bay0-mc1-f3.bay0.hotmail.com
EHLO Stan
250-bay0-mc1-f3.bay0.hotmail.com (3.3.1.4) Hello [80.35.236.126]
250-SIZE 29696000
250-PIPELINING
250-8bitmime
250-BINARYMIME
250-CHUNKING
250-AUTH LOGIN
250-AUTH=LOGIN
250 OK

'250-AUTH LOGIN' , means ESMTP - Login authentication.
 

Gaacnews

New Member
So in the SMTP host section I put in "telnet mail.hotmail.com 25 "

and change the Authentication to ESMTP, leave it as login, and use my hotmail address and password?

Sorry I'm a big noob at this still.
 

stanbusk

Administrator
Staff member
No. Telnet is a Unix tool to connect to services and troubleshoot parameters. I think you are using the wrong ID and/or password. I don't see any other explanation.
 

Gaacnews

New Member
[01] 2/12 16:11:26 --> Connecting socket [1] with 1 entries to mail.hotmail.com:25 Port:25
[01] 2/12 16:11:26 ~ Status: Connected
[01] 2/12 16:11:26 220 bay0-mc9-f14.bay0.hotmail.com Sending unsolicited commercial or bulk e-mail to Microsoft's computer network is prohibited. Other restrictions are found at http://privacy.msn.com/Anti-spam/. Violations will result in use of equipment located in California and other states. Mon, 12 Feb 2007 13:11:44 -0800
[01] 2/12 16:11:26 > EHLO david-q6j5veaml
[01] 2/12 16:11:27 250-bay0-mc9-f14.bay0.hotmail.com (3.3.1.4) Hello [207.112.82.6]
250-SIZE 29696000
250-PIPELINING
250-8bitmime
250-BINARYMIME
250-CHUNKING
250-AUTH LOGIN
250-AUTH=LOGIN
250 OK
[01] 2/12 16:11:27 > AUTH LOGIN
[01] 2/12 16:11:27 334 VXNlcm5hbWU6
[01] 2/12 16:11:27 > gaacnews@hotmail.com
[01] 2/12 16:11:27 334 UGFzc3dvcmQ6
[01] 2/12 16:11:27 > *********
[01] 2/12 16:11:27 535 Authentication unsuccessful
[01] 2/12 16:11:27 ~ Status: Fatal error, giving up!
[00] 2/12 16:11:27 ~ Status: [-????]
[00] 2/12 16:11:27 ~ Status: Closing all streams
[00] 2/12 16:11:27 ~ Status: Creating report...
[00] 2/12 16:11:27 ~ Status: Sending report...

My login info is correct as far as I can tell.
 

stanbusk

Administrator
Staff member
I don't think hotmail uses SSL. Try to use 'gaacnews' as you user id rather than [email='gaacnews@hotmail.com]'gaacnews@hotmail.com[/email]'.
 

Gaacnews

New Member
Ok changing my login to just "gaacnews" helped a lot because I'm not getting longin error messages anymore, however, the program keeps timing out when I try to send anything.

----
SMTP TIME-OUT 1 - 120 s
[01] 2/17 11:17:36 --> Reconnecting attempt 1 of 5
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And it just keeps doing that over and over again until I press stop.

Any ideas?
 
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