I called Earthlink, and the techie tells me that in order for Outlook Express to work, I must first disable my firewalls
msimn.exe, OE's executable, should be the only thing needing firewall permission.
I don't have a gmail account nor do I use OE, but according to the article below, you can't use the standard mail ports (110,25) to access your gmail account via OE. That would explain the error message (port 110). Access a Gmail Account with Outlook Express
I do have a Yahoo mail account but it is the free one which doesn't allow pop3 access without a little help.
For that I use YPOPs. How to set it up is also explained at the YPOP's Site.
Currently using it with Outlook 2003 and
Mailwasher, both work fine.
Edited by HitSquad, 02 April 2006 - 08:50 AM.