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Old 14 May 2017, 10:29 PM   #76
PeterB
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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, 06:16 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, 07:39 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, 03:22 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, 08:42 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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