Email stopped working on this PC

  bumpkin 23:28 18 Nov 2014
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Hi all, my Email has stopped working, says it requires a password for xxx smtp.talktalk.net. What password does it require? tried everything that I can think of including restore, it was working a few days back. Using W7 home. I can send mail on another XP machine. I am using Thunderbird.

Any suggestions please.

  alanrwood 10:05 19 Nov 2014

Have you set the correct authentication protocol ie password/SSL-TLS etc in the outgoing server settings.

  bumpkin 12:26 19 Nov 2014
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Thanks, I have not altered anything or entered a password or even turned it off but this morning it is working again.

  Ian in Northampton 14:37 19 Nov 2014

I'd guess there was a temporary glitch with your ISP, which I guess is TalkTalk. It happens occasionally to me with my ISP (PlusNet) but generally corrects itself very quickly. I'm guessing the password it was looking for is the one you set up to access TalkTalk.

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