Why can’t I send emails?
There are a few very common reasons why you may not be able to send emails using 20i email hosting.
Are your email settings are correct?
Make sure the email account username and password that you enter in your email client are correct. The details you'll need to be using are found below:
Account type: IMAP
- Incoming mail server: imap.stackmail.com.
- Outgoing mail server: smtp.stackmail.com.
- Incoming server port (IMAP): 993
- Use the following type of encrypted connection: SSL
- Outgoing server port (SMTP): 465 (or 587)
- Use the following type of encrypted connection: TLS
For further information, please see: How do I setup my 20i mailbox in Outlook?
Are email sending limits being hit?
Our mail platform has several limits in place in order to protect the reputation of the mail platform and prevent large quantities of spam emails being sent. Currently, our mail limits are as follows:
Web servers: 500 emails a day.
Mailboxes: 8000 emails a day.
Message size/attachments: our webmail system accepts attachments up to 32MB in size, and the maximum message size in our network is 50MB.
If any of these limits are breached, then it won't be possible to send mail from that hosting package or mailbox. In the case of the message size/attachment limit, you'll simply need to look at reducing the size of the email or the attachment being sent.
Where do the MX records point?
You can easily ensure 20i serves the emails by using the tool here: https://mxtoolbox.com
If we host the emails then you'll see mx.stackmail.com returned. If anything else is returned you may wish to contact the provider to determine the cause of the issue.
Is the mailbox disabled for suspicious activity?
If you're receiving the following error when trying to send that the mailbox may have been disabled for sending suspicious emails.
If you've received this error, please get in touch with our Support Team, they'll be able to get this resolved for you.
Reseller Help - How do I support my clients?
These steps should help you provide helpful and effective support to your clients.
1) It's best to determine exactly what the client is seeing, we'd recommend asking for a screenshot of the error they're receiving. From there you may be able to determine from the above guide why they may be having issues. e.g. (Sending mail from this address has been disabled due to suspicious activity)
2) We'd recommend checking the settings within the mail client, it may also be helpful to request a screenshot of these to. We'd then recommend comparing those against the recommended settings above.
3) Specific examples will always help, ask which mailbox they're sending from, when they send an email, did they receive a bounceback email and what did it say?