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Incoming email timing out W7, Outlook 2000. GrrrRRRrrr!

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Incoming email timing out W7, Outlook 2000. GrrrRRRrrr!

For the past several weeks, our incoming email has started timing out.  Windows 7; Outlook 2000.

"Receiving reported error (0x8004210A): The operation timed out waiting for response from the receiving (POP) server."

 

I changed the settings to match what Comcast recommends on their web site without success.  Anyone have a suggestion before I have the joy of calling comcast?  

 

Emails comes in just fine on my phone and iPad; just not our Windows laptop.  I've cleared cookies; history; rebooted; swore.  Nothing seems to help. 

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For the past several weeks, our incoming email has started timing out.  Windows 7; Outlook 2000.

"Receiving reported error (0x8004210A): The operation timed out waiting for response from the receiving (POP) server."

 

I changed the settings to match what Comcast recommends on their web site without success.  Anyone have a suggestion before I have the joy of calling comcast?  

 

Emails comes in just fine on my phone and iPad; just not our Windows laptop.  I've cleared cookies; history; rebooted; swore.  Nothing seems to help. 


See if this helps:

 

http://www.pstrecovery.net/blog/outlook-error-0x8004210a.html




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Re: Incoming email timing out W7, Outlook 2000. GrrrRRRrrr!

Thanks so much for replying.  I changed to those settings -- it errored out in the test.    Up until now, the ports that worked were 110 (incoming) and 587 (outgoing) with "none" incryption. 

 

I tried comcast's recommended settings -- no luck there, either. 

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Thanks so much for replying.  I changed to those settings -- it errored out in the test.    Up until now, the ports that worked were 110 (incoming) and 587 (outgoing) with "none" incryption. 

 

I tried comcast's recommended settings -- no luck there, either. 


If you're using the test function in Outlook, have you tried just sending an email instead?

 

FWIW, Outlook 2000 is out-of-date.  You might want to check out Thunderbird for an email client, instead.  It's very comparable to Outlook and allows for multiple email addresses.




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Re: Incoming email timing out W7, Outlook 2000. GrrrRRRrrr!

Thanks for the Thunderbird tip -- will try that. I am a longtime Outlook fan at work and am fond rules, etc.  Old dog, new tricks, etc. 😊 If nothing else, I can see if the problem persists using a different interface. 

 

I seem to send ok; receiving is where it times out. 

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Re: Incoming email timing out W7, Outlook 2000. GrrrRRRrrr!

Email Settings

 

You can check your settings at the above link.

 

Setting filters/rules in Thunderbird is easy.  The Thunderbird enterface is is a good one, and you can install add-ons and extensions to customize it, too.  I think it's a client you might like.  I have Outlook 2007 installed, but rarely use it preferring to use Thunderbird instead.




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Thanks again for Thunderbird suggestion; I downloaded it and it works just fine, so clearly there is an Outlook conflict somewhere.  Why it just started out of the blue is a mystery but all is well that ends well. 

Thanks to those that assisted!

 

 

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Re: Incoming email timing out W7, Outlook 2000. GrrrRRRrrr!

I'm glad that Thunderbird is working for you.

 

FWIW, I'm using the Lightning calendar add-on extension and keep the tab open all of the time.  You can also install themes to change your appearance.  And, if you're "into" stationery you can find and install that, too.  Because I have so many accounts I have installed the Color Folders extension; it's really not necessary, but I like it.

 

Have fun and good luck!




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