Port 110 is never blocked.
However, this problem may be caused by interference from an antivirus
program. Which antivirus are you running?
As a minimum, email scanning in the antivirus should 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 should be disabled, for reasons
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:
Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
"shisey" <shiseywhynot@newsgroup> wrote in message news:5DC841DA-5925-49CD-A089-F488B0D6CCED@newsgroup
> so I did the chat with the phone company and got no where! they said my port
> is blocked or I have firewall issues or software problems (The connection to
> the server has failed. Account: 'pop3.frontiernet.net', Server:
> 'pop3.frontier.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket
> Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E) Okay so only the one port is blocked
> any clue on how to unblock it so I can get email? thanks