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Outlook express time outs

worzel
Grafter
Posts: 60
Registered: 06-04-2007

Outlook express time outs

For most of today, Outlook express has been returning the following error message:
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Your POP3 server has not responded in 60 seconds. Would you like to wait another 60 seconds for the server to respond?

This repeats several times until it, eventually gives up at whcih point I get
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A time-out occured while communicating with the server. Account '###', sever 'mail.froce9.net, Protocol POP3, Port:110, Secure (SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC19

It is true for all my accounts and yet I can still access them via webmail
I've not changed any settings at my end, so wonder if something has changed at PN/F9, or if others are having problems.
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Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Outlook express time outs

Reboot both PC and router and see if the problem still exists.
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,789
Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: Outlook express time outs

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A time-out occured while communicating with the server. Account '###', sever 'mail.froce9.net, Protocol POP3, Port:110, Secure (SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC19

Emphasis mine in the above quote
Is this a typo in your forum post, or is this exactly what you see?
Server should be mail.force9.net not mail.froce9.net
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worzel
Grafter
Posts: 60
Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: Outlook express time outs

Sorry that's a type on my part. it is force9 and, as I said, was working until late last night.
Since when I've rebooted twice which includes the broadband modem (no router) which made no difference.
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,789
Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: Outlook express time outs

1)  Do you use Zonealarm, or another firewall package?
2)  Did your machine install any "Windows Updates" last night?
The 0x800CCC19 error means the connection to the remote host timed out.  I suspect you may have fallen foul of this problem.
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worzel
Grafter
Posts: 60
Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: Outlook express time outs

I have Windows Update set to manual, so although I've been notified of the patch mentioned in those reports I haven't installed it (and probably won't now)
However, everything seems to be working now! Go figure!
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Registered: 31-08-2007

Re: Outlook express time outs

This sort of thing was happening on Monday afternoon
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,66367.msg531790.html#msg531790