"Unexpected" termination is almost always caused by interference
from an antivirus program. Which antivirus are you running?
As a minimum, email scanning in the antivirus must be turned off,
although that may not be sufficient to eliminate all bad effects.
In a worst case scenario, your antivirus may need to be uninstalled.
Email scanning in any antivirus must be disabled, for reasons
explained here: http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tuto...ning/index.htm
If no improvement after disabling email scanning, consider upgrading
to Windows Live Mail, because it is less prone to suffering bad effects
from overly intrusive antivirus programs: http://download.live.com/wlmail
Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
"brownlensman" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Several months ago SBC Yahoo started requiring that the secure
> connection feature (SSL) in windows mail be used to access their pop3
> and smtp servers. I changed the settings and ports and everything worked
> great...for about 2 months. Then I noticed I could not send emails.
> Receiving was okay but no send. I finally set the ports back to the
> non-SSL settings and that worked both ways for awhile even though Yahoo
> kept warning me I'd get cut off soon. Well, they finally did it. I
> cannot access my mail using Windows mail now either way. Both send and
> receive do not work. After contacting SBC Yahoo, they indicated that it
> was a problem with "Microsoft". I tried to get them to be more specific
> but they said to contact Microsoft and get them to fix it. Rather than
> run up a big bill with big M I checked here and found several others
> with similar problems but I'm not sure it's exactly the same thing. I
> also read a thread that mentioned something about a problem caused by a
> security setting in Windows Live One Care (which I am running also). The
> error message reads:
> Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes
> for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of
> inactivity. Account: 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Server: 'pop.att.yahoo.com',
> Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
> Can anyone help me?