I'm hoping for advise, suggestions, or maybe just a bullet
I've been using Verizon DSL for a couple of years now - relatively stable. I've had intermittent problems sending/receiving mail (email) (e-mail) with Outlook. Not express, but outlook xp or outlook 2002, your choice. (BTW - I added different flavors for search terms).
The situation seems to have gotten worse, to the point that I now can RARELY send and receive 100% - instead it takes many tries. I don't know what's up. I"ve disabled my McAfee antivirus software. No luck.
45 minutes on the phone with verizon tech support - who knew less than me (so he must have been a reeeeeeel idjuit
In a nutshell, I believe their servers have been timing out. I've set my outlook e-mail advanced settings to go from quick timeouts to the full 10 minutes, without much change.
Verizon has netmail - where you can use a web page to view your mail - and mine is there intact, so they claim it's the same e-mail server and that outlook on my machine must be the problem - and that i should reinstall.
Well, this has been happening on 4 machines at different locations.
Last night, I did a CLEAN install of windows xp pro, and office 2003, and all the windows updates (took hours) - and my virgin machine has the same server problems with the e-mail.
Any ideas or suggestions really appreciated. I'd dump verizon in a minute but changing e-mails is worse than changing your home address!
Any thoughts or ideas?
Thanks a bunch!