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What do the error codes from the LabQuest 2 Email Configuration Test mean?

When you setup a LabQuest 2 to send e-mail, (Home|Connections|Email,) and press the test button, it will send a test e-mail from the LabQuest to the "From" address. If it goes well, it will report "Message sent successfully" but if there is a problem it will report an error code.

The error number by itself isn't normally enough information to diagnose the problem, but under the error message is a little triangle that says "Details". Tap on that and it should list some much more useful information.

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In this example we've setup the LabQuest to try to contact smtp.example.edu, (which doesn't exist.)
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And the error message says it cannot locate it. If the server existed but the LabQuest couldn't talk to it for a network/firewall reason, the LabQuest would still say error 68, but the details would say something different.

The complete list of error codes are:
#define EX_USAGE 64 /* command line usage error */
#define EX_DATAERR 65 /* data format error */
#define EX_NOINPUT 66 /* cannot open input */
#define EX_NOUSER 67 /* addressee unknown */
#define EX_NOHOST 68 /* host name unknown */
#define EX_UNAVAILABLE 69 /* service unavailable */
#define EX_SOFTWARE 70 /* internal software error */
#define EX_OSERR 71 /* system error (e.g., can't fork) */
#define EX_OSFILE 72 /* critical OS file missing */
#define EX_CANTCREAT 73 /* can't create (user) output file */
#define EX_IOERR 74 /* input/output error */
#define EX_TEMPFAIL 75 /* temp failure; user is invited to retry */
#define EX_PROTOCOL 76 /* remote error in protocol */
#define EX_NOPERM 77 /* permission denied */
#define EX_CONFIG 78 /* configuration error */
(LabQuest is just using the Unix sendmail command.)

TIL 2689: When setting up LabQuest 2 for Gmail/Google Apps, I get an error 77.
TIL 3946: LabQuest 2 e-mail gives a error "code 4" after you enter your password.

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