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Topsie3v
05-06-2004, 10:52 AM
We have 2 home pcs on a network and I am unable to access new emails when I am going through the network.
I get error message "unable to connect to pop3 server". Browsing works fine
O/s Win98se
Wingate 2.1
outlook 2000
I have the internet connection set at Dial whenever a network connection is not available.

I must have something configured incorrectly
any ideas please

eef2
05-06-2004, 10:58 AM
Not that I know, but just a thought - You are not trying to connect to the internet through Both computers, are you? Only the Master server inside one of the computers should do that otherwise there will be a connection conflict with both machines trying to connect at once.
Just trying to eleminate one possible cause.
Chers

eef2
05-06-2004, 11:00 AM
Oh, I meant "cheers"

Jim B
05-06-2004, 11:11 AM
Check Tools/Accounts/Properties/Connections

Topsie3v
05-06-2004, 11:46 AM
I have connect using Lan checked and also Connect via Modem if LAN is not available

Topsie3v
05-06-2004, 11:48 AM
I have always been able to connect through the network or my own modem that part is not a problem only trying to access emails through outlook.

eef2
05-06-2004, 12:06 PM
I agree: Tools, Accounts, Properties, Connections inside Outlook. Try all the options, one after another, even although you may think that only one of them would apply to you. It's amazing sometimes how Microsoft thinks when these options are programmed in. Sometimes they do not mean what we think they should mean.

eef2
05-06-2004, 12:19 PM
Another idea: Check the spelling in the Incoming mailbox window under
Tools, Accounts, Properties, Servers. You may have inserted a commer instead of a full stop.:O It's an easy mistake to make. It should read:
pop3.xtra.co.nz. if xtra is your isp, for instance.

Topsie3v
05-06-2004, 12:22 PM
Tried all options and nothing

Topsie3v
05-06-2004, 12:31 PM
No thats all ok. I can access the emails when I don't go through the network ok so its something to do with network settings I think

whiskeytangofoxtrot
05-06-2004, 12:33 PM
Could be firewall.

Topsie3v
05-06-2004, 01:23 PM
Yes I believe that Wingate 2.1 has a firewall included but there are no instructions and trying to get info from their site is like trying to get blood out of a stone

Jim B
05-06-2004, 02:13 PM
Try here (http://www.techadvice.com/apps/wingate2/configure_wingate2.htm)

Topsie3v
05-06-2004, 03:50 PM
Thank you I will have to study all that info before changing anything

whiskeytangofoxtrot
06-06-2004, 01:03 AM
Try this:
Start --> Run --> "command" without the " --> OK

Type in "telnet pop3.myisp.co.nz 110" (again without the ")

It should briefly display something like Connectin to ***...

Then it'll display something like this if successful:
+OK <26845.1086440388@pop3-1.paradise.net.nz>
or
+OK POP3 Ready desire.actrix.co.nz

This will tell you if your computer is able to connect to the POP server at all, without the hassle of mail programs messing things up.

Obviously check you are attempting to enter the correct mail server details.

If you are attempting to access either Xtra's or Clear's POP3 server from another ISP connection you will not be able to do this, they only support POP access from inside their own networks.

Obviously all the above should be tried via the network connection.

Topsie3v
06-06-2004, 11:48 AM
Hi Whiskeytangofoxtrot
Tried what you suggested and got as expected could not open connection through the network
It connects to everything through Port 80, think this could be why, will do some reading up and ghost my computer before trying to change things just in case I get into difficulties.
Thanks

Topsie3v
07-06-2004, 03:35 PM
Thanks Jim B
I have configure as per the link you posted and find that I must have done something wrong as I get this error message on the admin computer:
Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'pop3.free.net.nz', Server: '192.168.0.10', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Server Response: 'OK', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
Header download for the 'Inbox' folder did not complete. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Server Response: 'OK', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
and this one on the client
Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'pop3.free.net.nz', Server: '192.168.0.10', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
Unable to poll for new messages on your HTTP server. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Server Response: 'OK', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
Header download for the 'Inbox' folder did not complete. Account: 'Hotmail', Server: 'http://services.msn.com/svcs/hotmail/httpmail.asp', Protocol: HTTPMail, Server Response: 'OK', Port: 0, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

and this one on the client
Account: 'pop3.free.net.nz', Server: '192.168.0.10', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
any suggestions
The network was never configured for the client to access emails through outlook express or outlook this is what I am trying to achieve