I use Outlook EXpress & have bb connection; My ISP is Pipex, has been for years, no problems; ditto mailwasher - have used it for years. Since Feb this year OS is Vista; again no problems. I also have all my mail sent to my domain name and it's forwarded to my Pipex address. No problems. BUT during last week or so I've had intermittent problems receiving email - usually it's OK in mornings, bad in afternoon/evening. When I try to use Mailwasher I get error message "the authentication failed for pop.dsl.pipex.com" and "bad username or password". But I have not changed anything. Yesterday someone phoned me to say he'd emailed me twice and both had bounced. It's getting to be a real nuisance. can anyone suggest a cause? solution? please. IE is OK.
thanks for those thoughts. After I'd posted I went out; just returned now and your messages popped into OE without any problem; but it's taken ages to get PCA website to open. Rahere, I THINK it's bouncing from my domain 'cos when my friend repeated his email but sent it direct to my pipex address it arived without problem - but it was a different time of day as well, so that could be having an effect - just like my own experiences today.But no, there isn't a lot of mail in either place.
Pipex have been down a number of times over the past two weeks and a number of people have reported problems with error messages similar to yours. Seems to be running okay now. You might check to ensure that in your account settings for your Pipex mail server account you have a @ sign rather than a % as this seems to be a change that they have not advertised very well.ie [email protected] rather than xxxx%dsl.pipex.com
PCA was slow yesterday for me as well so I'd suggest it's not something that was wrong in your system, but server problems with the PCA host.