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email connect failures - intermittent and browsing timeouts

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email connect failures - intermittent and browsing timeouts

I have just started getting intermittent email failures on POP and IMAP - a retry fixes it.
Is anyone else seeing them
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paulgul
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Re: email connect failures - intermittent

Yes, I've had the same problem, once yesterday and again today about 5 minutes ago ( thats on pop, haven't tried Imap)
Paul
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Slow Web and email

I have found browsing extremely slow this afternoon and have had numerous 'timed out' messages.  Also when trying to collect my emails in thunderbird I have been getting the message that the POP3 server isn't responding.  Has anyone else had problems?
mitchell20
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Re: email connect failures - intermittent

Yep, also seeing this.  Email is dead here at the moment.
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Re: Slow Web and email

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Re: email connect failures - intermittent

Well I thought it was just me
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Re: Slow Web and email

Thanks Oldjim.  Didn't spot your post in the other thread.
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Re: Slow Web and email

I am getting the timed out messages when browsing as well - have merged the threads to keep it all in one place
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Re: email connect failures - intermittent

The problem seems to come and go.  I thought it was sorted and then ran into the same delays again. Also notice like Oldjim a retry often fixes the problem.
grahamt
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Re: email connect failures - intermittent and browsing timeouts

Glad (well, not really, but you know what I mean) to see this is happening to others as well as me.
Especially as I've just updated my router's firmware. Wasn't sure where the problem was. For now I'll assume it's the general connectivity problem and give the firmware the benefit of the doubt.
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Re: email connect failures - intermittent and browsing timeouts

http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,74994.0.html
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Re: email connect failures - intermittent and browsing timeouts

Not sure as I got through to the site immediately - but I am on different DNS servers
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212.159.6.10
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Re: email connect failures - intermittent and browsing timeouts

I think things seem to be back to normal again - hope I haven't spoken too soon  Wink
Tony_W
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Re: email connect failures - intermittent and browsing timeouts

I believe this is still happening this morning.
I was disconnected (again) overnight and it's very slow to do most web sites - fast for the portal but slow to get ccgi FTP.
Strangely the BT speed tester gave a good downloading speed so there may be other problems.
[Edit - better now someone must have prodded the box - very inconsistent]
Tony
pierre_pierre
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Re: email connect failures - intermittent and browsing timeouts

just failed on one of my e-mail address authentification via IMAP on thunderbird, all the other ones OK