MS Outlook won't send to selective addresses

By dalschuler ·
I have been an Outlook user (accessing POP servers) for over a decade.

My system has been stable and unchanged for several years (read: no new software), with the exception noted below (reloading Outlook).

My Outlook 2002 client has suddenly stopped sending messages to selected email addresses (not all addresses). These messages simply sit in my Outlook Outbox, regardless of multiple attempts to send them. The "blocked" messages seem to be the addresses of frequent email correspondants. While these messages remain unsent in my outbox, other messages will be promptly dispatched to other addresses. And occaisionally I can get a message through to a "usually blocked" address.

My Outlook client is configured to access a single POP server account for send/receive messaging.

I have tried using the "repair" routines on the MS OFFICE original OEM disks. I have also reloaded Outlook from the original OEM disks. No impact from either strategy.

Any ideas out there?

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by tikomackenzie In reply to MS Outlook won't send to ...


I have also experienced this issue with MS Outlook - connecting through an Exchange Server.

I managed to use the workaround of "Moving the message from the outbox to the sent items folder" (I did this by dragging and dropping) then I opened the message from the sent items folder and clicked forward.....I then removed the forward header at the top of the message & was left with just the original text. Then I sent the message to the specified address and the message was succesfully sent.

Apologies for the solution not being a permanent fix but this happens to me very rarely so does not cause me too much of a problem.

Please let me know if this does not work for you.....thanks

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safe lists

by Triathlete1981 In reply to Workaround

have you tried adding these people to the safe lists? if you're using in house email, check your mail server. if you're using out-house (yes, out-house) email service, give them a call. there's no reason for this.

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