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richlinpet
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-07-2011
My Device: Blackberry Torth

Not sending out e-mail

My phone has stopped sending e-mail to all addresses except the second phone number we have.  Getting "Transaction error - failure at service'  However, my laptop and tablet have no problem sending e-mails from the same address.  Any idea what's wrong and how I can fix it?  Thanks.

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,767
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Not sending out e-mail

Hi and Welcome to the Community!!

I suggest the following steps, in order, even if they seem redundant to what you have already tried (steps 1 and 2 each should result in a message coming to your BB...please wait for that before proceeding to the next step):

1) Register HRT

  • KB00510 How to register a BlackBerry smartphone with the wireless network
  • Please wait for one "registration" message to arrive to your Messages app

2) Delete and Resend Service Books

  • KB05000Delete the service book for the BlackBerry Internet Service email account from the BlackBerry smartphone
  • If you have no CMIME entry, then skip the deletion
  • KB02830 Send the service books for the BlackBerry Internet Service
  • Please wait for "Activation" Messages, one per already configured email account, to arrive in your Messages. If you have no already configured email accounts, please wait 1 hour.

3) Batt Pull Reboot

  • Anytime random strange behavior or sluggishness creeps in, the first thing to do is a battery pop reboot. With power ON, remove the back cover and pull out the battery. Wait about a minute then replace the battery and cover. Power up and wait patiently through the long reboot -- ~5 minutes. See if things have returned to good operation. Like all computing devices, BB's suffer from memory leaks and such...with a hard reboot being the best cure.

Hopefully that will get things going again for you! If not, then you should try deleting and re-adding your BIS configuration for the affected email accounts. Otherwise, you should contact your mobile service provider for formal support.

Good luck!


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richlinpet
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My Device: Blackberry Torth

Re: Not sending out e-mail

I've been registered for a couple years.  Am I suddenly un-registered?  Why?

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,767
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My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Not sending out e-mail

Only someone with "back end" system access can possibly look and say "why"...so you'd have to seek out formal support (from ATT) to have a path by which to actually ask that question (though I doubt you'd receive an answer of any true value). Sometimes it just burps...technology, designed and built by humans, can hardly be expected to be perfect...

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richlinpet
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Registered: ‎09-07-2011
My Device: Blackberry Torth

Re: Not sending out e-mail

Well, the battery thing didn't work.  You must be a fan of Terry Prachett's Disk World books, what with magic leaking out all over the place.  I've become convinced his is the real world.  I'll try the re-register stuff next. 

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sdgardne
Posts: 48,767
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z30, Z10 & Q10 (10.2.2.1531), Playbook (2.1.0.1526)

Re: Not sending out e-mail

Actually, when you re-read what I gave you, you will find that I provided "steps"...to be conducted in order. You went to the last step, but skipped the first two. Each step requires the success of the prior step...given what you are experiencing, I do not expect the mere batt-pull reboot to cure anything. Hence my providing you with steps...not options...

PS -- I have no clue at all what you mean by your references...hence my ignoring them in my reply...

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