Talktalk and OutLook Express - Anyone with that combination

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  1. mickroyds

    mickroyds

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    Try as I may I cannot get my Talktalk ISP to work with OE, TT are unable to help despite repeatedly re-entering all the details in the OE set up.
    A search reveals several others suffer the same problem and no solution found.
    TT constantly fob you off with it's a known issue and the engineers are working on it try again in 48/72 hours.

    Cheers Mick
     
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    can you TELNET into the pop server- easier than it sounds- if not then their servers are effed and you can do nothing from your end

    Telnet is the low down and dirt way of accessing servers- it has the advantage of not being subject to the software gliches that you might encounter with outlook etc. So long as you are doing it right the muppet in support should have to admit that the fault lies at their end.

    Btw when you type in your password you will not see the characters on screen

    http://www.pantz.org/software/pop3/pop3telnet.html

    and

    http://techhelp.santovec.us/pop3telnet.htm

    if you are windows 7 you need to do the following first

    http://www.fettesps.com/windows-7-enable-telnet/

    Talk Talk are crap and their staff are often less well trained than the awful industry standard.

    I recommend that you open a free email account- eg googlemail and use outlook for that. That way when you eventually get really peed off with TalkTalk you don't need to worry about losing your non functioning email address
     
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    Hi opps.

    Spent several hours with the phone glued to my ear going round and round in circles and at the end of each session all they say is "The engineers are aware of the problem and working on it, it should be resolved in 48/72 hours.
    I'm now on my 3rd 48/72 hour wait period and have been using a web based client in the hope that I can use my OE sooner rather than later.
    Looks as though I have made a bad move and should seriously consider emigrating ;) back to a UK supported ISP.
    Unable to even use their webmail ( Not that I want to. )

    Cheers Mick.
     
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