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Old October 5th 08, 10:44 PM posted to
Michael Santovec
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Default problems with outlook express

The important part of the error message is

Server Response: ' Disconnect because authentication to back server is
too long',

It appears that the Server: 'POP.WANADOO.CO.UK' is having problems doing

So the problem is most likely on the server end and not your PC.


Mike -

"JP ." JP wrote in message
I am new to this forum but in view of the replies to this topic I
think the
assembled expertise may be able to help, If I have offended the rules
then I
apoligize in advance.

Under normal circumstances Outlook Express opens as soon as I click
the OE
icon and dowloads incoming messages but recently the "Opening
procedure" has
slowed down and now it does not open nor does it deliver the incoming

After several minutes of trying to open a box is displayed asking me
for my
user name and password which is strange because the box already
contains the
information. If I click OK it repeats the request,If I click cancel
following error code is displayed.

There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your Password was
rejected. Account: 'POP.WANADOO.CO.UK', Server: 'POP.WANADOO.CO.UK',
Protocol: POP3, Server Response: ' Disconnect because authentication
to back
server is too long', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error:
Error Number: 0x800CCC92

I have used OE for around 10 years and am currently using OE 6, my
user name
has never changed and my password is the same as it has always been.

To say that the above is always the case would be untrue as there are
that I can download emails if I persist in clicking OK. For 22 hours
of the
day OE 6 will not open to deliver incoming emails but between 8 & 9
time] and 11.30 through midnight to just before 12.30 am it will open
deliver. Sometimes it can take 20 or 30 hours to receive an
email..........snail mail is fast by comparison!

All Microsoft security updates are current,defrag is current and
active,the passwords and protocols in OE6 are all valid and corect.
Yet I am
still told that My password is rejected and the athenication to the
server is too long but I have not changed anything. The problem
around two weeks ago and has not improved. I think it may be a file
resultant from one of the MS security updates but which,I have no

So,does anyone else have this problem?Can anyone suggest a remedy?
should I
buy more postage stamps?


" wrote:

I have problems sending emails from outlook express, I always get the
following message:

The connection to the server has failed. Account:
Server: '', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 185, Secure(SSL):
Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CC0E

Can someone please help me i have tried everything i can.