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sara pulver
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Post Posted August 10th, 2005, 7:32 pm

ok, i just installed thunderbird and i can't receive messages because they time out? Takes about 5 seconds and then an alert comes up saying: connection to server.pop3.email.msn.com timed out. What's the deal?! thanks, sara

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Post Posted August 11th, 2005, 1:41 am

You might want to install the About:Config extension and change the value of mail.pop3_response_timeout to a larger value. You can find a fairly complete collection of extensions on <<<b>this page</b>>>. <<This page>> is Mozilla's official extensions page for Thunderbird. <<This page>> shows how to install extensions in Thunderbird.

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Post Posted August 11th, 2005, 5:28 am

it's not available for the newest version of firefox. poop.

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Post Posted August 11th, 2005, 8:44 am

Try one of them on this page http://aboutconfig.mozdev.org/installation.html The homepages sometimes have a more up to date version.
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Post Posted August 11th, 2005, 3:46 pm

OK, I was able to download all but the first one. there's an about:config under tools and when I click it up pops a long list of things, but you can't do anything with them, as far as i know. I probably sound like an idiot and I apologize, but what do I do now? Maybe I dodnt download the right thing??
thanks for your help by the way.

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Post Posted August 11th, 2005, 4:43 pm

It's the right thing. Now type mail.pop3_response_timeout into the filter box hit enter, "enter integer value" box should open, type in the new value. Don't go crazy just increase it. If the box doesn't open, select mail.pop3_response_timeout right click and select modify.
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Post Posted August 11th, 2005, 6:40 pm

ok, i figured that out but it didnt work. I even did go crazy and upped it to 1111 after the smaller numbers didnt work. It doesnt take longer to get that time out message. so maybe this is not the problem? any other ideas?

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