Connection Timeout with all mail browsers

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  1. abujo

    abujo

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    My Box is an AMD 2400 + 1.50 GHz, 1.50 GB of RAM double boot on seperate Hard Drives Windows XP and Windows Vista Ultimate.



    All functions perfectly on XP, however ON VISTA all mail clients (Windows Mail, Outlook, Opera, Mozilla Seamonkey Mail and Thunderbird refuse to receive or send Mailand inform me connection to server timed out.



    Thinking it might be my Norton Internet Security Vista, i uninstalled it and installed Avast! 4 instead or maybe the Windows Firewall which I stopped.



    Nothing seems to work, I have searched in Google and on this forum and Windows Vista Forums and can find no similar problem.



    I have now reinstalled Vista times on a clean boot with no success.



    Please note All browsers function fine and I can surf with all of them.



    Please help if you can.



    Regards



    Abujo
     
    abujo, May 4, 2007
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    Try disabling all firewalls. Also check your email setups you might be setting it wrong everytime. Try setting it up again on XP to check its specific to vista and not just human error.
     
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  3. abujo

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    Did all as instructed, no joy.



    This problem existed at first install when there was no Anti virus and firewall was off.



    As i mentioned previously i have reinstalled a number of times.



    Regards;)
     
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    This is almost definatly something blocking ports 110 / 25 (firewall... allthough you say no).



    I take it you can browse the internet without any problems?
     
    Quiksilver, May 8, 2007
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    Ok sorry, just re-read your post, you say the browser is working fine.



    Pity Vista doesnt seem to have a Telnet client.. maybe install something like Putty and see if you can access your mail servers that way? This would confirm if the computer itself can even see the mail servers.
     
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    I don't know if anything is blocking my ports 110 / 25 (firewall).



    I diconnected the windows firewall, is there anything else I can do with the firewall?



    Regards
     
    abujo, May 10, 2007
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    Reboot in safe mode with networking (if this exists on Vista.. havent checked!)

    Try it then.
     
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    I did boot in safe mode but can not reach firewall in that mode so I am no further on.
     
    abujo, May 13, 2007
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