outlook 2003 0x80042108 'Outlook is unable to connect to your incoming (POP3) e-mail server

Dear all,

I have recently been getting an error message from
outlook 2003 0x80042108 'Outlook is unable to connect to your incoming (POP3) e-mail server

Tried the following without success:

1. R&R email account and outlook profile
2. No Norton firewall but disabled windows firewall just to check
3. Tried it in safe mode, still the same error
4.Tried service pack 3 for office 2003
5. Disabled AV
6. Tried detect and repair outlook and repair office
7.Recreated same email account on other pc's, works fine

HELP

:)
GENA
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war1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Check if antivirus program is interfering. Temporarily disable it.

Norton firewall could be the culprit, even if you disable it.  Allow the POP3 server in Norton Firewall settings.
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war1Commented:
Hello docvirgo,

1. Register an important send/receive library file.  Go to Start > Run and type regsvr32 inetcomm.dll

2. Check if other programs running in the background is interfering. Disable one at a time the Firewall, antispyware, antispam, and all Norton programs.

3. In the account settings, Advanced settings, change the server timeout time from 1 min to 5 min


Hope this helps!
war1
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plt63640Commented:
Do you also have webmail access to this account?  Sometimes my users report this error, and when I log into their Yahoo account via webmail, the culprit is a corrupt message in the inbox.  You can easily find it by opening each message.  The corrupt message will give you an error pop-up.  Delete this message and empty the trash folder, and you should be able to pull mail down without the POP3 error message in Outlook.
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docvirgoAuthor Commented:
Hi war1,

Thank you for all the recommendations, i have done them, but the message stil there :(

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docvirgoAuthor Commented:
Hi plt63640,

I dont have webmail access to this account, iam running mercury mail server, and i have actually removed all the unPOPED messages from this account and still the message keeps popping up.

Thanks
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docvirgoAuthor Commented:
hi war1,

i dont have any symmantec products installed and even disabled windows firewall
i also have disabled the AV which is 'COPMUTER ASSOCIATES' and still no difference, i even closed the existing pst, where all the mail goes and created a new one , but stil no result.

cheers
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docvirgoAuthor Commented:
Thank you to all that were involved, but unfortunately i had to rebuild the pc as i was running out of time.

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