I've just rebuilt a mates PC from scratch (he had a couple of viruses and wanted to spring clean). Now got the strangest problem I've ever come across. He's on virgin broadband using an alcatel speedtouch usb 'frog' modem, no problem configuring and conecting to the internet, although some websites are painfully slower than others. When setting up his e-mail using outlook express he can send mail ok, but when retreiving mail he gets the 'downloading message 1 of xx', then after 60 secs gets a message saying the password is not recognised. Thing is, he must be using the correct password to see this 'downloading message 1 of xx' banner, right? Got me completly foxed as I build and configure PCs for a hobby/beer tokens. Never known owt like it before. Anyone got any suggestions? Or know of any problems with virgin.net at the moment?
DOH! Forgot about that old chestnut Not using zone alarm, but am using Norton PF and AV, will try turning them off tomorrow. It is late late, and even the best of us can overlook the simplest/most obvious of things ;-)