I have AT&T Uverse and was using Outlook 2007 on Win 7. It suddenly stopped being able to send email through AT&T (receiving mail was fine). I'd get this message:
Task '<EmailAddress>@att.net - Sending' reported error (0x800CCC0F) : 'The connection to the server was interrupted. If this problem continues, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
I'd reset my cable modem/router (which I connect to through a cable) and it wouldn't matter, turning off the firewall (Windows Defender) and rebooting didn't either. I contacted AT&T and, of course, they said that they don't support email clients and that I was SOL because I could send and receive from their web-based mail. I went to Thunderbird thinking that the problem was Outlook and that worked fine for a while and then the similar problem occurred. I ended up getting a new Win 8 ripping fast PC a few weeks back and installed Outlook 2007 a week or so ago. Now, lo and behold, the problem has returned. After a week of everything being fine, it happened again.
Has anyone else had this problem, either with AT&T or another ISP?
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Some ISPs filter outgoing email to help prevent viruses sending spam from PCs. If this is your case, then you are out of luck.