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By p.hodgeson ·
All of a sudden having 32 messages to download it says on message 6 that the server has timed out....I've tried incresing the timed out lentgh but to no avail.nothing has changed on my PC and I am the only one to use it.it is outlook express 6 on win98 sec edition.
Any ideas would gratefully accepted.

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by valis In reply to pop server timing out

do you have access to webmail on that account?

are you on regular dialup, or broadband?

if you are on dialup, it's most likely that someone has sent you a very large file, and outlook is timing out before the large file is delivered, if you can log on to your web mail, you can delete, or download the offending large email from there.

www.valisenterprises.com

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by p.hodgeson In reply to pop server timing out

I'm on broadband ntl......Been on the website and no sign of webmail.......What now.....the timer is set to 5mins, surely on broadband that is enough time to download even the biggest file....

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by Foehammer In reply to pop server timing out

While connected to the internet, TELNET the pop server and delete the offending message. Substitute the text in the brackets below with your own details. Enter spaces where they appear below, but not the brackets. Press return after each line.

At a DOS prompt type:
telnet [your.server.name] 110

Your.server.name is the pop3 sever to connect to. The server should reply +OK, so then type:

USER [your pop3 account name]
PASS [your pop3 password]

If the server replies +OK you are connected. Type:
LIST and you should see a list of your messages and the size of each. It is likely to be a very large message that is causing the problem.

To delete a message, type DELE and then a space and then the message number, ie dele 31
You must use the keyword QUIT to finish the session, else the messages marked for deletion will not be deleted.
After you have quit the session try downloading your messages again with Outlook Express.

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