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16-02-2005, 09:43 AM
Hi all
below is the error message I get on my gmail account in outlook

Task 'Google - Receiving' reported error (0x80042108) : 'Outlook is unable to connect to your incoming (POP3) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).'

I have two other mail accounts hooked up to outlook and they work fine, the problem is restricted to my gmail account.

I think the problem stems from PC-Cillin converting my incoming mail server (pop) to localhost and making my user name myname/pop.gmail.com (if I convert them back to incoming mail server =pop.gmail.com and username = myname it works fine, till the next reboot), I've had this problem before and it was solved by defining the port as below


but the problem on the g-mail account occurs in spite of the above setting already being set-up, so I am at a dead loss on how to deal with it

Disabling my mail scanning is not an option I want

any help would be apreciated

Thanks Nigel

16-02-2005, 09:59 AM
Try the fixes on this page . various fixes on bottom page.
How to troubleshoot error messages that you receive when try to send and receive e-mail in Outlook and in Outlook Express


02-03-2005, 04:04 PM
Tried the above suggestions but made no difference, so any other suggestions would be welcomed