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Email server error again!

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Email server error again!

Getting''

  "Socket Error: 10060, Port: 110, Protocol: POP.A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond."

Could someone pick it up please?

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redsox9
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Re: Email server error again!

Same here. This error seems to occur too regularly with PlusNet in the last six months. A friend in the US said his posts to me this morning bounced back with a failed delivery notice.  I tried Webmail to see if my Outlook mail would be unblocked but no joy.

Paul1953
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Re: Email server error again!

My email was working fine this morning. Closed my laptop, went out and when back this afternoon it won't download emails. PlusNet say it's not them but Office 365 support say my password has changed while I was out. I've reset my password but outlook still won't work...Any ideas?

Anneyc
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Re: Email server error again!

Try changing your incoming server address to 212.159.8.82, as suggested on a similar thread. Fixed mine!

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Re: Email server error again!

@Anneyc

Thanks. I already did! The point is that this has happened at least six times in the last three months. There's something wrong with the mail.plus.net load-balancer servers, The fault has varied between 212.159.9.81 and 212.159.8.81, depending on the weather, time of day, and what they had for breakfast! This should have been properly fixed.

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Re: Email server error again!

It's back again! Ticked off

Paul1953
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Re: Email server error again!

I spoke to Plus net...they said it was an Office 365 issue... Microsoft support said its a ISP problem...Then I get back to Plus net this morning and they now say that many people are having the same problem so they are looking to see if they have a server problem. Maybe they don't but they are checking....meanwhile live life with NO EMAIL

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Re: Email server error again!

It's Plusnet's problem!

I don't use Office 365. It's one of the load-balancing servers that precedes the POP server. It's only been happening for weeks!

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Re: Email server error again!

Moderator's note:

Thread locked in favour of https://community.plus.net/t5/Email/Cannot-connect-to-mail-plus-net-POP-from-PC-outlook-2010/m-p/148...

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