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Topic # 84607 3-Jun-2011 10:03
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For a number of years whenever I travel overseas or outside my ISP access area, I prefer to use my email client for receiving and sending emails ... all my contact information and historical material is right there on the laptop ... rather than logging on to any 'real time' web-based service.

In order to overcome the dreaded open relay problem for sending emails, I use GMail as my SMTP server, and this has worked just fine whether using a wifi hot spot or hotel/motel cable connection.

However, on a recent trip to Australia, where I was using a Vodafone T-stick for 3G mobile broadband, sometimes an email would go out as expected, but quite randomly it would fail with an error message window popping up asking me to enter my Username and Password for my GMail account ... this would persist regardless of the information already being displayed in the fields, or my correctly re-entering such. Sometimes this would still happen when trying later in the day, yet many times by the next morning all would be ok and emails would be sent with no problems at all.

Can anyone offer possible explanations as to what may be happening to cause this?

R.

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  Reply # 477337 3-Jun-2011 10:45
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Have you got a screen shot of the error message?



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  Reply # 477351 3-Jun-2011 11:13
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I didn't think to do so at the time but it is similar to this one that I have recreated ... https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/blog9f97f9efe83129f804b66bef8e7fa1be.jpg

When it pops up both Username and Password fields are completed (and correct).

If it helps, I obtained my internet access through Crazy John;s, who use Vodafone in Australia. My connection is usually 3G, sometimes GPRS or HSDP under Vodafones EDGE system ... and the signal is usually between Very Good and Excellent.

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  Reply # 477437 3-Jun-2011 14:47
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Ragnor,

Oh yes, thanks but I read it and performed the 'captcha' file clearing a couple of times ... it never had any immediate or lasting effect on the problem .

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  Reply # 481455 15-Jun-2011 13:47
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John,

Any view on this matter please?

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  Reply # 481457 15-Jun-2011 13:49
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Rickles: John,

Any view on this matter please?

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If your using the smtp for Google not really



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  Reply # 481465 15-Jun-2011 13:58
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Crazy John's assure me that the network is pure Vodafone Australia and the only difference is that one does not get a registered email address and/or smtp server with the CJ's service (web-based only).

However, that in itself should still not prevent using GMail's outgoing smtp unless Voda and/or CJ's have prevented or limited outgoing emails via Gmail's smtp?

It is hard to fathom because it is intermittent.

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  Reply # 481468 15-Jun-2011 14:02
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Rickles: Crazy John's assure me that the network is pure Vodafone Australia and the only difference is that one does not get a registered email address and/or smtp server with the CJ's service (web-based only).

However, that in itself should still not prevent using GMail's outgoing smtp unless Voda and/or CJ's have prevented or limited outgoing emails via Gmail's smtp?

It is hard to fathom because it is intermittent.

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I can't see that been restricted



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  Reply # 481480 15-Jun-2011 14:15
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Thanks for your time, John.

Voda Au offered several of their own smtp settings for me to try, but they never worked.

CJ's site states "Crazy John's only provides access to the Internet, you will need to contact your email provider for their respective SMTP / outgoing mail server settings".

Voda Au couldn't tell me if there was some sort of bar imposed due to that particular business relationship and, like you, thought that if I had a Voda Au mobile number using VMCLite over their network, then all should be well regardless of which smtp I used (other than my home one of course).

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