It is HP Photosmart C6300 series for Windows XP. It is a wireless printer and my laptop is wireless also. I am not very good at computer languaging. The rest of the error message said:
"The host "SMTP" could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: POP3, Server: SMTP, Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25 Secure (SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCCOD"
Also, when I tried to do something else on my email (nothing to do with HP) the same message appeared.
Through my week and 1/2 to trying to hook up my new wireless printer with my wireless laptop I have talked to the Router company, tech at HP Photosmart, tech at Telus (says they are not the server). The printer and laptop seem to be doing fine and can communicate with each other.
It is a new setup. The HP Photosmart wireless printer is new. The router setting for the wireless access hasn't changed. I set it all up through the printer set-up wizard (with help from a couple of techs). It all worked when I got the laptop-new printer-wireless system all coordinated and working. Then when I tried to use the Photosmart softwear to send an email photo the SMTP error message appeared. When I contacted the Photosmart support tech he helped me to get all working but said he didn't want to go in and change the SMTP etc. All is working well. I can go back and forth between the laptop and printer wirelessly. I can print going through Windows My Documents etc. but I feel that it should work as the software says it should. Just press a share button when in the library of photos, put in the recipients email address, and send.
I really don't know what "server" means and that it really is gmail. Yes, I access my gmail account through Internet Explorer. Yes, I have control over the router (wireless access point) that my laptop is using for Internet.
What do you think?