unable to connect to pop3 or smtp servers
Posted on 2004-09-03
Task 'pop.freeserve.com - Receiving' reported error (0x80042108) : 'Outlook is unable to connect to your incoming (POP3) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).'
This has started happening for no apparent reason. Internet connection is fine. I use Outlook 2003 and XP. When I start Outlook, it opens in offline mode, and of course I get this message when send/receive. Occasionally, rebooting cures the problem, but not for long.
I don't have a server administrator (just me) and my ISP only supports OE, not Outlook itself.
I have seen links to MSKB in similar questions but these have been moved so couldn't follow them. Nothing else seems to fit...
Anyone help please? Oh, it may be coincidence but I can't logoin to Yahoo Messenger either. Yeah, probably coincidence!
I'll be online for half an hour and back tomorrow morning (I'm on UK time).