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Thunderbird won't get mail

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by kimo, May 6, 2009.


  1. kimo

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    I've been using thunderbird for email and it has been working fine, till yesterday.

    All of a sudden, I can't receive mail. I can send but not receive. I checked the account settings and it all looks fine...no changes.

    When I open the program or ask it to get mail, at the bottom bar...where activity is shown on the left side, where you can watch it check your various accounts, I merely see connected to (accnt name) and it just hangs there, no sign of movement.

    I did a reinstall but it still is doing this. Any idea why? (I didn't delete TB for the reinstall for fear I would lose all my email files)
     

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  2. srhoades

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    Perhaps your ISP or host is having issues, have you contacted them?
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

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    Thats what I would think.. I'm no sure why you formatted, unless it was just "time"...
     
  4. MavsX

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    is it working now ?
     
  5. kimo

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    still not working. Can't figure it out. I can get to my email accounts on the server through my provider but thunderbird won't download the emails. Funny thing is, I have thunderbird on my home computer and its working fine.
     
  6. MavsX

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    firewall ?
     
  7. KharToon

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    Yup, what are you using for antivirus software and does it have a firewall? unblock SMTP perhaps.
     
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