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can not send email messages - error 3259 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to set up my outlook account on my new macbook pro.

    I can receive messages, but it wont allow me to send any messages. Every time I try  get the error # 3259 "an operation on the server timed out. The server may be down, overloaded, or there may be too much net traffic."

    I think I have everything set up properly as it says to use the same outgoing settings as incomming. 

    Friday, October 12, 2012 11:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi ,

    Please resolve this error follow the steps:

      • First of all, check the availability of Internet connection.
      • Switch the SMTP port to 587 through the given procedure.
      • Create a new user account.

    The detail information for your reference.

    Entourage for Mac "An operation on the server timed out. Error 3259" when sending email:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2500175


    Wendy Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, October 15, 2012 6:20 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • What are you connecting with?  What version, service pack and update rollup level is your Exchange server?

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

    Saturday, October 13, 2012 12:26 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi ,

    Please resolve this error follow the steps:

      • First of all, check the availability of Internet connection.
      • Switch the SMTP port to 587 through the given procedure.
      • Create a new user account.

    The detail information for your reference.

    Entourage for Mac "An operation on the server timed out. Error 3259" when sending email:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2500175


    Wendy Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, October 15, 2012 6:20 AM
    Moderator