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Thunderbird Can't Access Gmail

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#1 Anonymous Coward

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:19 AM

I am running Windows XP, and have Thunderbird running. I was using it to send/receive Gmail.

When I turned my computer on today, I found that Thunderbird had lost the details of the Gmail account. So I set up a new account using my old account details, and it managed to find the file folders for my emails stored on my computer.

Although I can send emalis, I cannot receive them, it keeps returning a 'timeout' error when I try to access Gmail.

Accessing Gmail is no problem however through the web interface.

I have set up the incoming server as pop.gmail.com

I dont have ssl but I was told to set it up as TLS Port 110.

Any thoughts on whats going on?

Edited by Anonymous Coward, 19 December 2007 - 07:24 AM.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:37 AM

Check your settings. Look at them carefully. Sometimes a simple spelling mistake or a , instead of a . or even the spacing will throw everything off kilter.
I once spent an hour on Outlook Express trying to figure out why it wasn't working. Problem turned out to be .ocm instead of .com

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:45 AM

Check to see if using Port 995 with SSL checked helps. As Queen-Evie writes, POP set up is not forgiving of typing mistakes, so proofread your Account entries very carefully.
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