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How Do I Fix Pop3 Server Error?

There are a few typical reasons for the Pop3 server error and yet, there are simple troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem. Before getting into the solutions, understand the causes of the issue.

Pop3 server error

Method 1: Restart your computer

  • The POP3 service may not be in a running state.
  • The Antivirus/Firewall application installed on the device might be blocking the WebMail to connect to the POP3 server.

So, confirm that the POP3 server address is entered correctly. Make sure whether this issue occurs with the other email clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird or Outlook Express by connecting them to the same POP3 server. Try to configure the firewall/antivirus to let WebMail send/receive messages through POP3/SMTP (25 and 110 ports). To check if the problem has occurred due to Firewall/Antivirus, try to disable the antivirus program temporarily. Then reinstall it and check if the issue is resolved. There are many smart antivirus/firewall programs containing whitelists that include well-known software such as Outlook Express. Due to this reason, this whitelisted software might be allowed to connect to POP3/SMTP servers but not with WebMail. If the issue persists, try to configure the POP3 port.

Steps to configure incorrect POP3 port:

  • Go to Outlook and click on Tools. Then tap on Email Accounts.
  • Choose View or change existing e-mail accounts. Select Next.
  • Tap on the account type POP/SMTP (Default) and choose Change.
  • Select More Settings.
  • Choose Advanced.
  • Confirm that SSL is not used. Also, ensure that the POP3 port is set as 110 (default). Choose Ok.
  • In the upcoming window, choose Next and tap on Finish.

After configuring the POP3 server settings, check whether the POP3 server issue is resolved. If the problem persists, then call us by clicking on the Call button. Our technical team will guide you on how to fix POP3 server error.