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Is Gmail POP3 Access Working Properly?  
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Posted (7 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

* WARNING!!! Computer Geekness Ahead -- Proceed at your own risk *

Some of you may remember the trouble I had a while ago with the firewall at work, which, of the gazillions of websites around, was set up to block precisely one -- a.net.  irked  Ah, and for some reason the IT guy set it to block google.com as well  Yeah sure... Anyway, thanks to the help of some of you people, I tried several methods to get around the firewall. And it worked for a while... In the end, the firewall issue was "solved"... IT claimed excessive internet usage was interfering with other network functions, so internet access was removed from all workstations except those in management. Ugh!  mad  (Let it be said, though, that I wasn't the only one browsing the web at work.)

Well, being the stubborn gal that I am, I wasn't going to give up that easily. Ok, I'll live without 'net access, but at least I want to check my e-mail!  hissyfit  So I went and configured my Gmail account to download messages in my work PC's Outlook. Everything has worked perfectly the whole week!

Now here comes the main point of this thread: This morning I tried to send an e-mail, but instead of just sending it right away, Outlook kept asking for my account password. I typed it, retyped it, typed it again, but the darn window kept popping up after a while. Once I clicked on Cancel, it would display an error message, saying it was unable to connect to the SMTP server. The odd thing is, the POP server (for incoming messages) was working just fine, and I kept receiving mail.

I kept having this problem all morning. After lunch, I found the whole network was dead; after it was up and running, the mail account started working and I was able to send messages again.

My question is, was the problem on Google's end, or is the IT guy messing with my settings again? Granted, it could have been Google, but considering that Mr. IT has done such things in the past (I mean, blocking a.net of all sites?!), I'm suspicious. What do you think?

Saludos,
Carmen


What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

My pop access to Gmail is working perfectly. I just checked it.

Have you logged onto Gmail's web client to see if you can access your account online?



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

I've been having intermittent problems with Gmail pop access - it was coming up that my account didn't exist. This was a few days ago, and seems to have stopped now. I have also had problems in the past sending using the Google SMTP server. I suspect it is probably just a bug somewhere along the line in Google, which has probably already been fixed...

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 989 times:

Quoting Diamond (Reply 1):
Have you logged onto Gmail's web client to see if you can access your account online?

I couldn't do it at the moment I was having the trouble, but right now I'm logged in and it's working fine.

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 2):
I suspect it is probably just a bug somewhere along the line in Google, which has probably already been fixed...

Ahh... so that must be it!  Smile



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
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