Norton Firewall Blocks Outlook 2003 Email after implmeneting Active Sync with Pocket PC

Posted on 2006-06-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
Hello -

I am running Outlook 2003 SP2 Professional

I purchased a Cingular Pocket PC 8125 running Windows Mobile 5.0.

I have installed Active Sync - and I did not include email in the sync (I dont want email)

Everything loaded fine - but now my email no longer sends/receives on the laptop - it tries but nothing downloads.  I checked my email via explorer and there is email to download, and when I send an email it never leaves my outbox.  

I turned off the Norton Personal Firewall and now it sends and receives fine.  

I have no idea what those personal firewall setting mean - I went to general and I can see many things are blocked but I have no idea what any of these are.

Thanks In Advance.
Question by:KimberleyY
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    Accepted Solution

    See if outlook is listed under blocked items. If it is, remove it and add it to the safe items. There is a free troubleshooter at which will help. You can opt for the auto system check or manually key in the symptoms. Its very helpful.

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the suggestion - I wasn't even aware that existed.  
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    Expert Comment

    Glad that you got the issue fixed. Good Luck!


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