EMail download problems - server hangs

  ch0pper 19:12 10 Apr 2004

I have been having problems since yesterday with downloading emails.

I am using Outlook Express v 6.

My server is

I get a message that OE is downloading message 46 of 91, when it seems to stop and an error emssage appears that tells me: Your POP3 server has not responded in 60 seconds. Would you like to wait for another 60 seconds for the server to respond.

When i select Stop I get the follwoing message : A time-out occurred while communicating with the server. Account: '', Server: '', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC19

Thinking there was a problem at my end, I rebooted and tried again. And again. And again.

I now have 5 copies of the same emails, but nothing from after 1600 hrs yesterday (Friday).

Can anyone suggest what might be causing this problem?

  ams4127 19:27 10 Apr 2004

I have just had the exact same thing. One e-mail downloaded 4 times and the server timed out. I'm on Btinternet.

I got round the problem by using Mailwasher and deleting the offending item from the server itself.

Everthing is back to normal now.

  ch0pper 20:33 10 Apr 2004

I downloaded the Mailwasher prog, found that it would import the details of my mail accounts from OE, and away I went.

I have no idea which email was causing the problem, but I was able to delete all the spam (buckets of the rubbish) and all is now well.

  ams4127 19:47 12 Apr 2004

Great! I'm glad it worked.

The offending e-mail in my case, was sent from a friend and concerned the reply sent to the New Zealand Police when a man was sent a speeding ticket for a car he didn't own and was dated before he was born!! Probably one of those "round robin" things.

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