Email won't download to SeaMonkey

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Post Posted May 18th, 2017, 10:06 pm

I'm using W7-pro. Version 2.46 of SeaMonkey. This appears to have started after all the updating for the malware attack but can't be sure. When I attempt to download my email to SeaMonkey, I press the GET MSGS. I get the message "Host contacted, sending login information" Hangs for several minutes, then the message just drops off. No error message. No any messages. But no email either. Email is which is (unfortunately) now a Yahoo email.


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Post Posted May 20th, 2017, 11:49 am

What security software are you running on that machine?

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Post Posted May 24th, 2017, 2:29 pm

I'm having the same problem. I'm using W7-pro latest updated version. This appeared on May 5th and nothing I've done seems to work.
I've been using SeaMonkey and the Mail & Newsgroup part for many years. It is solely used to offload my Yahoo email to my desktop.
When I click on "Get Msgs" a message pops up at the bottom "Host contacted, sending login information" which is then followed by a line that
says: "Downloading messages 1 to 445" which hangs there for several minutes and clears with nothing downloaded.

Looking through my Control Panel history of software installs I see that I installed "Private Internet Access (PIA)" on May 5th. I've tried exiting the PIA and that did not fix the problem. I've gone to the Network and Sharing Center / Change Adapter Settings and disabled Local Area Connection 2 (TAP-Windows Adapter V9) {{ which is used by PIA}} and still the Get Msgs does the same as stated help.
No error messages nor is there any message saying why noting happened within the Mail & Newsgroup application.
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