Help can't send email

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    Pulling my hair out. I had a pop up asking for a password for an exchange account I never had. Tech at the apple store suggested deleted the account he thought was responsible then reinstalling email. Using the same settings I did before and the same ones that work for my android, the outgoing server doesn't work. I've tried different port numbers and turning ssl on and off. All combos possible. Any ideas?
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    Hi Wade - I think that many of us know the feeling - :) You might want to provide some more information first: 1) What iPad model & iOS are you using; 2) What email clients are in your iPad Mail account (e.g. Yahoo, Gmail, etc.); and 3) What is your local home network (ISP, modem type, etc.) - just a few questions for starters - Dave

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    It's an ipad2 recently replaced because of a broken screen. But before you say anything, after reinstalling from iCloud everything was exactly the same including the annoying pop up. IOS7 from the store when I took it home. I have 4 gmail accounts I sync but only calendars for my workers. My email is an outlook version 2003 from my office. I use a netgear wireless modem at home. I simply deleted the account and was going to reinstall. Even took a picture with my phone of my settings before deleting but just won't work.
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    Is it a work account, do/did you have a profile installed?
    Try to delete the account and set it up with Outlook.com, not as Exchange.
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    It's a pop3.
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    The offending one or the one you use?
    Can you screen shot the message (without any private info)?
    You said it is an account you have never had, what provider/host is the account on?
    This is a tough one without seeing the issue live, it can be something as simple as a mis-typed address for the server, port, account name etc. or (and it sounds like you have tried changing them) incorrect port assignments. Is it a Pop account that requires SSL (usually where you might have the incorrect port assignment) or not (I know you switched back and forth)?

    Sorry for all the questions, and you probably looked at these, but....
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    The original message.

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    The message I get now. I took a pic with my phone of the settings I had before I deleted the account to put them back in exactly as they were. The one I've used for years and am currently trying to reinstall is a pop3. Tried 25, 26, 465, and 587 for outgoing ports. All with password on and off and ssl on and off and all combos. Baffled here big time. Incoming works fine. May have to take a trip to the apple store.
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    If you have another email account, try using the SMTP server from that one. If this works, there's something wrong with the SMTP settings in Outlook.
    And just to check: username and password are entered in "Outgoing Mail Server"?
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    I tried another one that one of my employees uses. It's the same settings and his didn't work either. For outgoing the user and pass are optional but I used them and didn't use them on separate occasions. When you say another email do you mean another outlook or a yahoo, gmail, etc?
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    I meant another email account installed on your iPad.
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    I hope you can solve your problem.
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    Thanks. I've done all that with the proper settings copied from another device that works perfectly.
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    The weirdest **** just happened. I was browsing and an email came through. Without realizing, I replied with the iPad and as soon as I sent it I thought to myself"that's not going to send". A different box pops up asking for a password. I enter it and the email goes out. I check and sure enough it's in the sent folder. I go to send another thinking it might be over but... I get the same pop up saying the server is not responding. How the hell can that be???
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    Now I'm confused. The email I said didn't go through showed up sent an hour later. Tested it a few more times and for now its working. I've made no changes. Going to slowly add emails and calendars back and check in between. Weird. Also web guy said he knew of nothing strange going on
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    I'm just updating here because this is so ridiculous. Guess what happened after I added 4 google calendars back on. Yup, couldn't send mail again
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    Hmmm.... Bad Google, very Bad Google!

    Was that the first google account you put back on (I guess some people have more than one??) or we're they four different accounts with separate calendars? I've never set up Google mail (gmail) on an iOS device, so don't know if you get multiple calendars for a single account.
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