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blog by email (7 posts)

  1. corcoranm
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i've got my site up, and followed the directions in the codex, but blog by email is not working. i've added the email account into to mail.app to make sure the server settings were right, and it worked. i can't seem to load the "wp-mail.php" file, i keep getting a timeout. any suggestions?

  2. talkingmonkeywork
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Also getting the same result. It chugs along for a while, then spits back POP3 connect: Error [110] [Connection timed out].

    I've verified POP3 connectivity to the mailserver, port, account, and password using a desktop app, but since this is a hosted website, I have to way to test direct connectivity from the blog's server to the mail server.

    Any thoughts?

  3. talkingmonkeywork
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Curses. I think I have an answer. We are hosted through Network Solutions. Network Solutions, GoDaddy, and a number of other shared hosting providers have decided that outbound intiated connections to any port other than 80 or 443 must be blocked.

    I'm currently involved in an email argument with Network Solutions second tier support on this, but failing that I may wind up have to re-write the entire pop3 class using Curl which I've seen some rumors indicate may be able to get out using a proxied connection.

    Grrr.... Stupid shared hosting providers!

  4. loophole
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    talkingmonkeywork

    can you please clarify what the solution is for people who are not core programmers?

    I am getting this error "There doesn't seem to be any new mail." when I open the wp-mail.php thingy (using correct path of course, http://mysite/blog/wp-mail.php)

    I have activated "blog using email", I use a shared hosting on a cPanel host.

    I use own domain, and can download e-mail on outlook without SSL.

    Your assistance highly appreciated.

    Rgds

  5. loophole
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    talkingmonkeywork

    Please clarify what the solution is for people who are not core programmers.

    I am getting this error "There doesn't seem to be any new mail." when I open the wp-mail.php thingy (using correct path of course, http://mysite/blog/wp-mail.php)

    I have WP 2.5 installed, shared hosting on a cPanel, and have activated "blog using email".

    I use own domain, and can download e-mails on outlook without SSL.

    Your assistance highly appreciated.

    Rgds

  6. Phil_WP
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same issue - WordPress is working well except this one problem. I have a Network Solutions hosted website and email server. The email account definitely works, but the WordPress wp-mail.php gives a "Connection timed out" error message every time.

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to work around the problem?

    Thanks.

  7. Seaborn
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the exact same problem. Hosted at Network Solutions, email account works, set to port 2525 in WP but getting that "Connection Timed Out" error.

    Any suggestions?

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