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Error message:- "Could not connect to mail server, ........... the connection was refused." HEPL PLEASE

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tradeinthailand
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Error message:- "Could not connect to mail server, ........... the connection was refused." HEPL PLEASE

Hi All,

About two months ago I discovered Portable Apps and now run 75% of the s/w I use from my USB mem. I don't know how I got by before.

At this moment I am finding out. I have to monitor many email accounts so Thunderbird Portable was ideal set up in imap mode. Today I have no idea why I get the error message "Could not connect to mail server, ........... the connection was refused.". I have no idea what to do.

Running
Windows XP SP 2.
Thunderbird Ver. 2.0.0.16

I do have AnVir but it does not run all the time only when I wish to check my system out. I did use it this morning. I also Have the Comodo anti virus, anti malware, memory firewall and normal firewall operating. I have checked in all to ensure that Thunderbird has not been blocked from any of them.

If more details are needed please let me know.
Hoping someone can help me.

Thanks in advance

Chris

bibfeldt
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Same issue, Connection Refused

I am having the same issue. Last Friday, out of the blue (9/5), I started getting a "connection refused" message box or a time out when trying to connect to my pop server. Thunderbird had been running fine for months and had been running fine that day, as well. Reentered account info and didn't help. I'm about to try a reinstall.

I have no problem with other email clients.

Running off a jump drive, WinXP.

tradeinthailand
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Solution found

Hi,

No need to reinstall. I ended up finding that my firewall, Comodo, had been affected by AnVir Task Manager. I read about that on another forum. So I removed AnVir, Removed Comodo Firewall and then made sure all traces of it were gone, reinstalled and I was back and running.

I hope that helps.

Chris

ottosykora
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one more proof

that those junk bloatware called personal firewall are just making your system more unstable and broken and are quite useless anyway.

Best get completely rid of all such malware products as personal firewalls, then you are on the safe side.
You can use the from windows if you feel this is fine, but the rest will just break your system. And many current trojans and other malware will pass the personal firewalls without any problems.

Otto Sykora
Basel, Switzerland

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