Email Problems Under OE

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bablos, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    I'm having trouble getting my emails with OE under XP Home - it's only happened to me yesterday, and it's normally OK. I get the following error message;

    The connection to the server has failed. Account: '<account>', Server: '<POP server>', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10061, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

    This means nothing to me, so can anyone help? Anyone know what's going on here, and what I need to do to resolve it? I know email access to my ISP is fine, as I can access it from another machine.

    Hope someone can help.
  2. Khayman

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  3. silent_bob

    silent_bob Guest

    I get a similar message sometimes, but generally if u retry to pull ur mail down it works. Did u install a firewall or virus scanner since ur OE worked??

    cos NAV skrew'd up my email - so if ur havin problems disable da NAV email cheker - if u have NAV installed
  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    thats a normal error that occurs from time to time could be your isp was doing some work on the system and as for NAV it works fine with OE and XP and having a virus scanner that scans all incoming and outgoing email is important in todays world of viruses sure common sence can help when you get an exe from someone you dont know and you dont open it but still there are some very tricky things that can mess you up big time so I would not be to quick to jump on the disable NAV scanner just because one time you see an error message and all the times before that it was working with the email scanner on ........ if your email got messed up all you needed to do was go into OE tools /accounts and make a slight change to the settings and it would have worked fine oh well :cool:
  5. silent_bob

    silent_bob Guest

    Yeah i dont reccomend disabling da virus scanner. Wot i was tryin 2 say woz dat by disabling da email scanning i managed to fix da problems i woz avin wiv sendin n receivin email
  6. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks



    cool, an optical keyboard :D

    (bablos, check your sig)


  7. morpheus2k

    morpheus2k Guest

    Bet I can tell you what it IS, but not how to permanently fix it :(

    In OE, go:
    Mail Tab
    Select Affected Account
    Servers Tab

    In the "Outgoing Mail Server", I'll lay odds it says "Localhost".

    If you look at your "Account Name" field, it will probably have your user name with an added "/" to the end - you need to remove that, and replace the "localhost" with your pop info...

    It will probably revert, but it might stick.

    Anyone know how to actually fix this?

  8. morpheus2k

    morpheus2k Guest

    I did a quick search over at MicroSoft, and found this article, which fits my bill, but is sort of a scary option:;en-us;Q303645

    However, if you set your virus proggy (Trend PC-Cillin in my case) to just scan all files, wouldn't it catch files attached to email too? Pardon me if I am missing something, but wouldn't that just make POP checking redundant?