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Cannot get a connection using the imap server / no attachments with web email

I have two problems that have been ongoing for a week or so now.

 

First of all I cannot connect using Outlook or Thunderbird using imap.mail.yahoo.com. I've used this for a year or two now with minimal problems. Recently it has started to play up and for the last few days I cannot download any emails usign it to my laptop.

Does any one know if there is a known problem with this?

 

Secondly, if I use the web browser to connect to my BTYahoo email account then I can read emails, send text only replies but I cannot attach any files to an email i create.

Is there a problem with this too

 

Thanks in advance for any help or advice.

 

Wylie

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Re: Cannot get a connection using the imap server / no attachments with web email

Welcome !!

 

I would look first at the port you are trying to connect to, it may be that it has been changed and your mail client is trying to connect to the " old " port.

 

Perhaps port numbers 993 or 143 ???

 

Cheers..    Smiley Wink

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Re: Cannot get a connection using the imap server / no attachments with web email

C1Rider

 

Thaks for replying.

It seems to be working today!!

 

When I set it up initially I used port 993 and I set it up over 2-3 years ago at least and have had no problems until recently.

 

I also seem to be receiving at least one of the rogue "BT Email limit exceeded" emails every day now and they come from btinterent.com email addresses.

 

Wylie

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Re: Cannot get a connection using the imap server / no attachments with web email

And it is down again 😞

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