IMAP server has closed connection

tim mclendon

New Member
Unable to access mail due to the following error. I uninstalled McAfee, and it still won't work. Any suggestions?

Unable to send or receive messages for the account. Your 'Inbox' folder was not polled for its unread count. Your IMAP server has closed the connection. This may occur if you have left the connection idle for too long.
Server Response: Temporary System Error
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCCDD
Protocol: IMAP
Port: 993
Secure(SSL): Yes

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Vista Guru
Gold Member
That notice gives you all the possible reasons except the most common. It happens to everyone, me included. Wait a few days the email server is down. There may be a notice to that affect on the web site.

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System One

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    Dell XPS420
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    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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    640 gb
    Dell USB 4 button optical
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    DSL provided by ATT