Email Difficulties? Some Helpful Advice.


The Contemplator
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If you have problems with your email, one of the first things you should do is check the settings in your email client and compare them with the settings that can be found on your ISP/Email provider's website. Sometimes, the port numbers change, and you might need to update your settings to the current ones. If nothing has changed, and all your settings are correct according to the website, then it might possibly be an issue at their end as opposed to a problem on your machine. Try accessing your emails through the web interface instead of your email client for a while. Although the web interface will allow you to send and receive emails, it is usually only a basic interface offering limited functionality. Because of this, keep checking the client so that you can resume using it when service is restored.

(Copied from my post over at SF)

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