> I am using Outlook Express 6.0 on a recently installed XP
> operating sytem. I can access and use the internet via
> Internet Explorer, but can't figure out how to get my
> Outlook Express to download or send mail from my web
> server. I keep getting the following message:
> Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection.
> Possible causes for this include server problems, network
> problems, or a long period of inactivity.
> Server: 'pop.earthlink.net', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110,
> Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
> Are there programs or firewalls in XP that may be causing
> my problem?
> Does anyone have any suggesstions on what may be causing
> my problem? I'm befuddled!
This is your second post on your problem. May I kindly suggest that, if you
have difficulty navigating these groups from the web site that you set up
MSOE to access <msnews.microsoft.com>? I think you will find that MSOE makes
navigating these groups much easier. Personally, I think the web interface
via CDO is the most abominable invention that I have ever seen. Terrible to
navigate (I've tried it), and hard to find the articles in the groups. Even
when I halfway know what I am looking for. Although I use Gravity, MSOE is a
serviceable news reader.
I mentioned, in my response to your earlier post, that the Internet is not
the same as the World Wide Web. WWW (HTTP/HTTPS) is a part of the Internet,
but your mail server (SMTP/POP3/IMAP4), and this news server (NNTP) are also
part of the Internet.
So you have a DSL connection; have you checked that your modem is not having
difficulty maintaining sync? Was it a self-install, with micro filters? I
had some difficulty in my first couple of weeks because I failed to put a
micro filter on the satellite box's phone connection.
Normally, a firewall shouldn't be a problem. Software firewalls usually ask
you if you want to allow outbound connections for things like web and email.
Unless you deny your mail program access to the Internet, you should be
okay. But that only applies to PFWs like Zona Alarm and Kerio. The ICF
included with Windows XP doesn't monitor outbound connections.
Oh, but you have Norton Antivirus. Is that part of an Internet security
suite? Some Symantec programs include both NAV and something called Norton
Internet Security (NIS). NIS is not included in my Systemworks suite (though
NAV and the Utilities are), so I don't know much about it. But maybe you
should check if you have it, and how it is configured. NIS does perform
outbound connection limits.
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