Thunderbird Unable to "Get Mail" - error messages are either "Connection to server timed out" or "Server busy" - have not been able to retrieve messages since beginning of this week. Any suggestions please?

geek_hikateko, Oct 24, 5:02 pm

maybe the server IS busy. can you login to your webmail?

geek_0800xford, Oct 24, 5:10 pm

Yes Gmail works fine

geek_hikateko, Oct 24, 5:17 pm

Hmm If GMail is the webmail option used why is your mail client authenticating to the xtra servers?

geek_johnboy007, Oct 24, 5:19 pm

After using Outlook Express for about 12 years I changed to Thunderbird about a month ago due to problems with OE and I have always had xtra as ISP?

geek_hikateko, Oct 24, 5:29 pm

go to the xtra website and login to your webmail.

geek_0800xford, Oct 24, 5:34 pm

I don't understand your posts at 4 and 6?

geek_hikateko, Oct 24, 5:37 pm

go to the xtra website and login. and i believe was being flippant, the cheeky bugga ;)

geek_0800xford, Oct 24, 5:42 pm

Yes, they're all there, but how come I can't use Thunderbird?

geek_hikateko, Oct 24, 5:50 pm

Sorry, the messages have now come through Thunderbird as well as Yahoo!Xtra - but how does that work?

geek_hikateko, Oct 24, 6:04 pm

it's e-magic, which is like regular magic but on the internet =)

geek_0800xford, Oct 24, 6:06 pm

who is being cheeky now Im sure you know exactly what I was asking, you were probably asking the same thing :)

geek_johnboy007, Oct 24, 6:16 pm

Thank you for your help, very much appreciated - and I really don't want to know the technical details anyhow, just so long as it does what it's meant to do. Cheers and have a good day!

geek_hikateko, Oct 24, 6:17 pm