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Thunderbird retrieving messages problem

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Ok, this is weird. I have been using Thunderbird for a long time with no issues. Suddenly last Friday I started having a problem.

When I click on get messages, it connects to the server then says downloading message 1 of X (however many there are at that time), then it just sits there for about 2 minutes and then a box pops up that says "Connection to server mail.xxxx.com timed out.

I can get the mail from this server via webmail, but that is very inconvenient.

I know my server settings and password are correct.

T-bird works fine for my other email accounts. It is just this one mail server.

I have reinstalled T-bird.....same thing.

I set up a new email account in T-bird, and it downloaded the messages up until last Friday, then same error.

Is this something on the mail server end?
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This is more likely an issue with the people who host the email server. Have you contacted them?
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