Outlook Express & BT Total Broadband

  Peter 00:08 15 Aug 2007

I've loaded BT Total Broadband onto an old 200MHz Pentium Pro (10.8G Hard Drive & 256Meg RAM). I realise that broadband on this machine is a bit ambitious, but it appears to work although the download speed is only 0.5Mb at present. Even this is an improvement on my 56K dial-up modem.

The problem is with Outlook Express. With the 56K dial-up it used to check several POP3 email accounts automatically when I started it up, but now it only downloads my Hotmail emails and I get an error message for all the other accounts. The error message reads (with a different ISP for each error message):-

"The server responded with an error. Account: 'Breathe', Server: 'pophost1.breathe.co.uk', 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"

If I revert to dial-up Outlook Express works as before, but it doesn't seem to like working without the 56K modem.

Any help would be appreciated.


  Peter 00:37 15 Aug 2007

I think I've found the solution. I did a Google search on part of the error message and the problem appears to be connected to my AVG Free anti-virus. After a bit of in depth searching I found that the email scanning settings require the choice of Dial-Up or LAN. changing to LAN appears to have solved the problem.

Thanks to anyone who was trying to come up with an answer.


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