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John916

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I am unable to pop or send mail (smtp) on my computer. I usually use Tbird, but I've tried Outlook Express and agent (forte newsreader) to no avail. I can pop/smtp on other computers on my home network, so it's not a router setting. I don't have a firewall on my computer and I verified the the XP FW is disabled. Is there a service that needs to be running? I didn't see anything (services) between the two computers that jumped out at me. I'm trying to avoid a reload, but.....
Any one have any ideas? Thanks
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Are your ports configured correctly in Thunderbird?
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Yes, nothing changed in Thunderbird. I created a new account in OE to test a different program; plus my wife uses yet another program. All three programs (btw TB is setup for 5 different email accounts from 3 ISP's) act the same. They all time out when attempting to retrieve (or send as I recall) email. ISP info is setup correctly. This computer in question is primarily my wife's. No virus or malware activity detected by webroot/adaware/avg/panda online. No other complaints other than this. I'm just curious as to what could cause it and want to investigate and learn before I reload (if I need to). Thanks
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The only thing I could think of that is making you get that timeout is an incorrect password... I get that a lot, but I'm very confident that you have the CORRECT password. Hmmm.

Edited by techie4fun, 01 August 2007 - 09:48 AM.

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