SOLVED: Mail Connection Refused

Mail Connection Refused

If you are getting the "mail connection refused" error while uploading or downloading the mail, it is due to server failure. Therefore, check your server settings. If you have configured a Gmail account in the Outlook email client, follow the below-mentioned troubleshooting steps.

  • Step 1:First, check whether you are having a standard Internet connection on your device.
  • Step 2:Open the web browser and navigate to the Gmail login page.
  • Step 3:Enter your Gmail login credentials in the required fields and click the "Login" button.
  • Step 4:On your Gmail account page, click the Settings icon available at the top-right of the screen.
  • Step 5:Select Settings from the pull-down menu and click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  • Step 6:Under IMAP access, click the Enable IMAP radio button.
  • Step 7:Under POP Download, select the Enable POP for all mail radio button.
  • Step 8:Make sure you have clicked the Save changes button to save the applied changes.
  • Step 9:Click the account logo and select Security.
  • Step 10:In the Gmail Security window, scroll down the page and toggle the Allow less secure app button on.
  • Step 11:Log out from your Gmail account and close the browser window.
  • Step 12:Next, launch the Outlook app and click the File tab available at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Step 13:Select Info from the left-side panel and click the Change account settings button.
  • Step 14:Verify the configured mail server settings for your account in the Outlook app.
  • Step 15:Also, check whether you have selected the correct encryption with port numbers.
  • Step 16:If your computer firewall blocks the Outlook app from sending or receiving emails, disable the firewall.
  • Step 17:Restart your computer and check if the mail connection refused error has been resolved.

Connection Refused on Wordpress:

Carry out the below-mentioned troubleshooting steps if you are getting the connection refused error on WordPress:

  • Step 1:Open the web browser and log in to the WHM using the correct login credentials.
  • Step 2:Navigate to the left-side panel and select the Security Center tab.
  • Step 3:On the Security Center screen, click the SMTP Restrictions option.
  • Step 4:Under SMTP Restrictions, click the Disable button to disable the SMTP restriction.
  • Step 5:Click the Server Configuration tab from the left-side panel and select the Tweak Settings option.
  • Step 6:In the Mail section, click the "Off" radio button near the Restrict outgoing SSMTP to mailman (FKA SMTP Tweak) option.
  • Step 7:Now, verify whether the mail connection refused error is resolved by sending a test mail.

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