The following can help with troubleshooting a faulty email connection! Example error messages:
ERROR: Email: The connection was refused.
1 - list all email options
proc options group=email; run;
2 - Add the
debug option to the filename statement
filename myref email DEBUG;
Sent lines are prefixed with
S: and received lines are prefixed with
3 - Support notes
Does the SMTP server work without SAS? http://support.sas.com/kb/18/363.html
4 - Windows Documentation
If all else fails - just use gmail!