The message could not be sent because the connection to Outgoing server (SMTP) box1271.bluehost.com timed out

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Email sending and recieving was working fine, then started with intermittent problems, now doesnt work at all...

"Sending of the message failed.

The message could not be sent because the connection to Outgoing server (SMTP) box1271.bluehost.com timed out. Try again."


what could the problem be if i can still recieve/send emails on my phone using the same connection, but not on my pc?

I went through everything with bluehost, settings are correct, tried different ports, still not working, they said its my ISP...

related to an answer for: Afrihost smtp time out error
asked May 12, 2016 in General by Nicholas

1 Answer

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This sounds like your MTU setting on your router is wrong.  If you changed it from the default (1492) then you can expect trouble, but only when you send those slightly longer mails.  Change it back to the default (1492) and all should be well.
answered May 24, 2016 by Bananaman (5,390 points)
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