Outlook Express and googlemail / gmail prob

  StephenRogers 22:47 11 Feb 2007

I've been using outlook express to get my gmail emails for years now with no problems.

In the last couple of months outlook express has got stuck at 'securing' when I try to send and receive.

I think (not completely sure) that it is happening more in the late afternoon and evening, and gets stuck less often in the morning.

I've tried using the gmail autoconfiguration tool for outlook express - made no difference. Can't find anything useful on the googlemail help pages.

It's driving me to distraction - any suggestions gratefully received. cheers

  StephenRogers 23:18 11 Feb 2007

I found the googlemail POP troubleshooter at:
click here
which didn't actually help on this occasion (came up with a problem that it couldn't resolve - invited me to send a message outlining the problem which generated an automatic response suggesting I use the troubleshooter)
i ran the autoconfiguration tool another couple of times, in sheer frustration. I'm now in the interesting position of having two identical accounts set up in outlook express which are both my default account. it then started working properly, ho humm

i'm not closing this thread yet as it's an intermittent fault so I'll need to see if it continues to behave.

  Spark6 23:43 11 Feb 2007

I have had a Gmail account for a couple of months but was unaware that it could be accessed through OE. My method has been via my browser, how is it accessed through OE?

Thanks in anticipation.

  StephenRogers 14:50 12 Feb 2007

In your gmail page on the browser:


forwarding and POP

enable POP

configuration instructions

all the best


  StephenRogers 19:17 12 Feb 2007

..and still more of a problem in the evenings

anyone else suffered with this?

  StephenRogers 20:19 25 Feb 2007

...am I really the only person who's come across this?

I am now officially grovelling and pleading

please help

thank you


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