Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:17 AM
Lets try to rule out any possible problems on your end by testing a manual connection to the POP3 mail server. This can be done on any Windows computer. Open a command prompt by pressing WindowsKey + R and typing "cmd" in the Run dialog and pressing Enter. On the command line, type "telnet" and press enter. This will open the Telnet utility, and give you a new command line that will allow you to talk directly to your mail server to rule out a connection issue.
At the command prompt, enter "open incoming.yahoo.verizon.net 110"
You should get a message "+OK hello from..." which will indicate that the server accepted your incoming connection.
Enter "user <your email address>".
You should get a message "+OK password required".
Enter "pass <your password>"
You should get a message indicating that the password was accepted.
You should get a response containing two numbers. The first number will be the number of messages in your account on the server, and the second is the total size of those messages.
Enter "list" to get a list of messages.
You should get a listing showing at least the message IDs of all your messages on the server.
Enter "quit" to close the connection, and press Enter twice, then close the command prompt.
Post back if this process is successful, or post any error messages you get during this process.
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