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Outlook Express 6 Problem

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#1 Ally Maypole

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:17 AM


When I try to send / receive emails, I get the following error message:

The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'pop.freeserve.net',
Server: 'smtp.freeserve.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No,
Socket Error: 10051, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

The server responded with an error. Account: 'pop.freeserve.net', Server:
'pop.freeserve.net', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR AVG POP3 Proxy
Server: Cannot connect to the mail server!', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No,
Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC90

I've tried seraching for both these messages on the Microsoft database, but
the advice doesn't seem to work.

This has only just started happening, and I'm not sure why.

Thanks in anticipation of your help.


Edited by jgweed, 14 August 2006 - 10:24 AM.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:34 AM

It sounds as though your network connections are not set up right in Outlook. Contact your ISP to find out how to configure your Outlook settings for your mail to work

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:36 AM

Hi Ally Maypole.
If you're using AVG Anti-Virus and have it configured to scan your e-mail, temporariliy disable it and try your e-mail again. If the problem goes away it may be due to a recent AVG update that could require you reset permissions for it within your firewall. I had to do the same thing about a week ago as an optional AVG update changed AVG's executable (.exe) version number. My firewall (outpost) alerted me to it.

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