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Cant connect to email account on Red Hat 64

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I am a complete Linux newbiie and I am having trouble to my Cox email account on my new Red HatLinux machine. When I attempt to send/receive mail I get this....

Unable to connect to POP server pop.east.cox.net.
Error sending password: -ERR invalid user name or password.

Please enter the POP password for MyAccount@cox.net on host pop.east.cox.net

I can connect using the Web client thru Firefox and I have two Windows pc's that are also working fine. Any ideas
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by:Deepak Kosaraju
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Which Thick client software are u using gnome evolution are Thunderbird? Did u try with firefox version 3 if not update to version 3 of firefox using
yum update firfox
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by:ray_leach
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From the server error message it looks like either your username and/or password is incorrect.
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by:dan4good
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kosar,
I am using evolution.

ray,
I would have thought the same thing based upon the message, however as I said in my original post I can get on using both the web client (from linux) as well as from both my windows clients (either outlook or web client).....yes I know Linux is case sensitive, but I know I am typing my credentials in correctly.
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Deepak Kosaraju earned 250 total points
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Please try with Thunderbird its advanced than evolution supports most of them.
yum install thunderbird

(provided you are sysem is configured to be yum client)
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by:dan4good
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I will try when I get home (I am at work now), check back in 8 hours or so.
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Still no explaination why it didn't work with evolution, but at least the problem is solved....sorry for the delay in getting back.
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