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hello epxerts
can someone please advise the free and an easy email client software i can use for on my off shore based vendor to access emails of pop3 mailbox.
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- Outlook Express.

- Mozilla ThunderBird
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Hi shredhar
Thanks for your input I have tried connecting a pop3 mailbox with - Outlook Express. but its not working,
its returning following error

Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'mail.xx.com', Server: 'mail.xx.com', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F

Any idea why this should error?

I will try with mozilla and see if works there

thansk
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Are you sure it needs SSL authentication?
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Hi
I have tried with both, with and without authentification

I dont really need SSL authentifcation on my normal mailbox i setup on outlook

please advise
thanks
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Reading around i looks like it may have something to do with your av program, have you tried turning things like av off and client firewall off
Try connecting via telnet also see if it challenges you for authentication (ie makes a connection)
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Hi,

You can use Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, Netscape, Opera.

Thanks,
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In Outlook Express:

1. From the Tools menu, select Accounts...

2. A box will appear. Click Add and select Mail.

3. Enter your name as you want it to appear on your emails and click Next.

4. Put in your email address, which consists of a user you set up in webmail and @yourdomain.xyz, and then click Next.

5. Set the server type as POP3.

6. For incoming and outgoing mail servers, enter mail.yourdomain.xyz (where yourdomain.xyz is your domain name and extension such as .com).

7. Click on Next.

8. Enter your email address for the Account Name. Enter the password you set for this account.
Note: Do NOT check the box "Log on using Secure Password Authentication".

9. Click Next and then click Finish. After you click Finish, you should see the following window. If not, go to the Tools menu, and click on Accounts. After clicking Accounts the window will appear. In this window, click on your domain until it is highlighted, then click on Properties.

10. When the next screen appears, click on the Servers tab. Under Outgoing Mail Server, check the box next to My server requires authentication. Click Okay. Note: You MUST do this step so you can send mail from your domain.

11. Now, you're ready to send and receive mail. To set up multiple accounts, follow these steps again
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The mail pop account you are using may need to use a different port than standard for receiving or sending email (or both). You should check with the specific host of the POP accounts regarding ports & also whether security is needed.

For example, gmail uses ssl for the pop receiving on port 995 and for receiving on 465.  The error you report could mean you need SSL to send on SMTP but the port needs to be changed to something other than 25.

This can be done as amateusn described above for Outlook Express and there is a similar approach with Mozilla. Mozilla may automatically detect the settings needed for your email host so you should consider trying that program.
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0x800CCC0F

In most cases this is caused by the AV, to test disable mail scan on your AV and try to connect again.
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Try increasing the connection time "timeout" to something like 60 seconds.  Sometimes the 15 second timeout causes a disconnect like this.

hope this helps.

msincorp
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Thanks all for your valuable comments, however I still have no luck in setting a mailbox on Outlook Express

Please can someone into the attached mailbox details and try to add it to your outlook express ? Your help would greatly be appreciated as I am unable to figure out this on my own now.

Thank you mail.txt
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Who is the host for this email account?
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hi,
its hosted on our dedicated 2003 server, i am using default smtp iis service for the pop3 email accounts
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Hi,
I can set this mailbox on Outlook 2007 but not in Outlook Express, I want to use Outlook Express
Thansk
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Is your exchange server account enabled for POP & IMAP access?
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I an not using Exchange server, it is basically a POP3 email accounts, I am able to connect via Outlook but not in Express ... I dont understand why ...
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Can you tell me what ports your Outlook is connecting to for POP and smtp?
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Pop : 110
Smtp : 25

Thanks
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Can you send a screen shot of the following?

Open Outlook then go to accounts and choose your account then click 'Change'  send the screenshot of the dialog you see.

Then choose 'More settings' and click on the advanced tab and send a screenshot of that window.

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Please have it attached
test.PNG
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Disable your Anti-Virus and check what happens,
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tried already... but no luck
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I am unable to contact your smtp server at mail.giftrepublic.com on port 25.

telnet mail.giftrepublic.com 25
Trying 87.106.138.67...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection timed out

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i have got it sorted, there was an IP filtering on the SMTP server to allow users to send emails.

i have added the IP address for the new user and its now working OK !

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Fixed it myself
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