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Old 14 May 2017, 11:29 PM   #76
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Does my pobox problem involve IMAP?

I've noted that no-one else is having problems with pobox. My problem is not that emails are slow to be sent or received, but that Outlook sometimes fails to log on to pobox and gives me a "pobox server failed to respond" message.

I think this may have something to do with IMAP syncing. That is, it fails to sync because pobox's SMTP server is slow and Outlook times out.

Originally, I did all my email with my laptop using Outlook [POP3]. Then when I got a smartphone, pobox said I must switch to IMAP. I did this and then my phone [K9 mail] and Outlook were synced. Very good . . . until early this year when I started experiencing these error messages from Outlook that stopped me logging on.

So I think my question should be: Does anyone using IMAP have similar problems?
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Old 15 May 2017, 07:16 AM   #77
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So I think my question should be: Does anyone using IMAP have similar problems?
First, you'd better start a new thread on this.
Secondly, I don't understand what a smtp server has to do with imap syncing. It are two different things.
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Old 15 May 2017, 08:39 AM   #78
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One way to determine if this is an Outlook or FM issue might be to download another known email app, like Thunderbird, and compare how it is syncing to your Outlook app. I've found Thunderbird tends to sync reliably with POBox in the past. You can Google up lots of threads on people experiencing slow IMAP syncing using Outlook, along with various solutions.
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Old 17 May 2017, 04:22 PM   #79
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Hi,

Might be, this can be, just guess only.

https://blog.fastmail.com/2017/05/13...tacentre-move/
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Old 21 May 2017, 09:42 PM   #80
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Started a new thread on pobox and imap

TenFour: Your comments about IMAP and suggesting a new thread are noted.
I started the new thread but no replies so far.\

BTW, pobox are now starting to deny everything - including that I complained previously! I don't like their ethics, so I think it's time to move on.

I've been trialling Gmail with good results and so far no login or IMAP problems. So that's where I'm going.
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Old 8 Nov 2019, 02:39 PM   #81
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Are there any people today still use pobox forwarding service? I am just curious...
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Old 8 Nov 2019, 03:06 PM   #82
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Yes, still loving it.

I have some domains which caught a lot of spams a day.

I added those domains to Pobox and it blocked all of them.

As these are old domains and sometimes getting require emails too.

Still feeling, it is worth of money.


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Are there any people today still use pobox forwarding service? I am just curious...
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Old 8 Nov 2019, 04:02 PM   #83
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Yes, still loving it.

I have some domains which caught a lot of spams a day.

I added those domains to Pobox and it blocked all of them.

As these are old domains and sometimes getting require emails too.

Still feeling, it is worth of money.
Thanks for sharing your thought. I am also considering if keep the account or no.
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Old 8 Nov 2019, 04:42 PM   #84
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Are there any people today still use pobox forwarding service? I am just curious...
Not only do I use pobox (since 2001...) - recently I've paid for the next five years (and got one more year for free!)
For many years I've paid for both pobox (basic) and fastmail (enhanced) account (using only their web interface.)
As I needed more storage, I've upgraded my pobox account to mailstore and cancelled my fastmail account.
So now I have double storage for less money, and still use fastmail's web interface
Just want to mention the since I've first joined pobox (2001) I never had any issues with them!
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Old 8 Nov 2019, 04:50 PM   #85
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Not only do I use pobox (since 2001...) - recently I've paid for the next five years (and got one more year for free!)
For many years I've paid for both pobox (basic) and fastmail (enhanced) account (using only their web interface.)
As I needed more storage, I've upgraded my pobox account to mailstore and cancelled my fastmail account.
So now I have double storage for less money, and still use fastmail's web interface
Just want to mention the since I've first joined pobox (2001) I never had any issues with them!
Do you use pobox.com doamin for email, or use your own domains?
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Old 8 Nov 2019, 05:11 PM   #86
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Do you use pobox.com doamin for email, or use your own domains?
I use pobox.com domain.
I'm not sure, but as far as I remember, when I joined pobox the option to use your own domain was not available.
But like I've said, always worked flawlessly
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 08:50 AM   #87
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Not only do I use pobox (since 2001...) - recently I've paid for the next five years (and got one more year for free!)
For many years I've paid for both pobox (basic) and fastmail (enhanced) account (using only their web interface.)
As I needed more storage, I've upgraded my pobox account to mailstore and cancelled my fastmail account.
So now I have double storage for less money, and still use fastmail's web interface
Just want to mention the since I've first joined pobox (2001) I never had any issues with them!
I did exactly the same. I have my own domains at Pobox. I use the forwarding feature for easy testing new email services.
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 12:21 PM   #88
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I did exactly the same. I have my own domains at Pobox. I use the forwarding feature for easy testing new email services.
me mostly the same. I have dozens of domains, all setup on pobox for forwarding. just renew it for another 5 hears, the sixth year is free.
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Old 10 Nov 2019, 10:28 AM   #89
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I did exactly the same. I have my own domains at Pobox. I use the forwarding feature for easy testing new email services.
So out of curiosity with this setup POBox is the hub for all your email but if you want to mess around with something else you just set up the forwarding?
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Old 12 Nov 2019, 10:11 PM   #90
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What can Pobox do that FastMail can't?
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