email problem since connecting to Belkin router

  labelman2 00:32 24 Nov 2005

I am unable to receive emails (thunderbird) but sending is OK. I have disabled firewall (sygate) and AVG but still no joy which seems to point to the router (Belkin F5D7632/4).
Any help would be most appreciated.

  Taff™ 10:22 24 Nov 2005

Doubt if it`s the router but check the ports that Thunderbird are using against those allowed on the router. Can you receive e-mails by using a dial up connection?

  labelman2 11:07 24 Nov 2005

Hi Taff
Can't receive e-mails by direct connection either. Not sure how to check ports router allows, have looked but can only find the to which is nothing like the port thunderbird uses.

  Taff™ 10:11 25 Nov 2005

I would double check the incoming mail server settings in Thunderbird itself. If it isn`t working with a direct dial up connection that means it probably hasn`t anything to do with the router. Try looking at the Thunderbird support site click here

  labelman2 23:24 25 Nov 2005

Thanks for your suggestions Taff.
There is a strange twist in the tail to my problem.
In desperation I disconnected the router and connected back through my old wired broadband modem and the e-mail connection was absolutely fine, I've found the problem I thought, it must be the router.
So I reconnected wirelessly determined to track down the fault, however, the e-mail worked perfectly. I'm sure I don't have a clue why this happened but anyway it works.
Once again, thanks for your response.

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