Common Macintosh Errors / Solutions
Error 553: Domain is not in my list of RCTP Hosts (I can receive email but I can't send email)
This page applies to Mac OS 9 users only.
If you are able to receive email but can't send any, you may be getting a 553 error, which can be caused by a variety of factors. The following information should help you to determine the cause of the error and offer a solution.
A. Have you configured your Outgoing Mail Server correctly?
For directions on how to configure your email program to check your BlueLight Internet mail, click here.
B. Try another access number.
In some instances, changing access numbers can clear up a 553 error. For instructions on how to change your access number, please click here.
C. None of these apply to me, but I'm still receiving this error!
If you still can't send mail successfully, you may consider using BlueLight Internet's Email on the Web option, which allows you to send and receive BlueLight Internet email from any location, using any ISP or network connection. To access Email on the Web, click here.
If you prefer to use your dedicated email program, we will need some assistance from you to fix the issue. Please follow these steps so we can resolve the problem and get you back on track:
- Dial in to BlueLight Internet. If you determine that you are having problems sending, STAY CONNECTED, then:
- Click the Apple menu, select Control Panels, and select TCP/IP.
- Make sure the box next to Connect via: has PPP showing. If not, select PPP.
- Find the listed IP Address, copy it down exactly, then:
- Click here to send an email to Customer Support.
We will then escalate this information and have the IP address added to our system.