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Stil Unable To Check E-mail


Andrew

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For the past week or so I have been unable to check my e-mail from home with a POp client. I get a "connection refused" message on Thunderbird, Outlook Express, and Outlook.

 

I put in a help ticket, and Liz checked things out. It all looks good on her end. I can even check mail from work without a problem.

 

So whatever it is, it's on this computer. I recently upgraded to WinXP SP2. Could that be it? (I even tried turning off the firewall -- no luck.)

 

Right now the only way to retrieve mail via POP is by turning on SSL and dealing with all the "expired certificate" messages -- then it downloads no problem.

 

Help! Any suggestions are welcome!

 

Andrew

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AHA! FIXED!

 

It was the $#%^@& Norton Antivirus that was the problem. Switched to McAfee and all is well.

 

Apologies to anyone who happened to spend time looking into this for me. I was absolutely clueless about what the problem could be.

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Rob: Who says I use my fingers? ;-P

 

This is the third time I've forgotten what a pain Norton is -- each time I install it, something goes wrong somewhere. I mean come on, why would my anti-virus software prevent me from accessing my POP server?

 

Sheesh.

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Well, me happy with McAfee -- I think I'll stick with it. This isn't the first time NAV gave me problems. (Plus I hate the way NAV messes with my Recycle Bin. Even turning it off doesn't turn it off.)

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