A common issue that occurs when you are using an email client software is the connection timing out. For instance, you might see a pop-up from Windows Live Mail with the following message: Your POP3 server has not responded in 60 seconds. Would you like to wait another 60 seconds for the server to respond? The above error message might appear when the server is having issues and is slow in responding to the connection. Or else, it might be a connection issue between your system and your mail server. To resolve the issue, you can try to increase your server timeout value. Then, you can test your POP3 mail server from one of those external services. By doing this, you can make sure that the POP3 mail server responds within a few seconds, which is actually the usual time frame. Now, let us look into some troubleshooting methods to resolve the “POP3 server not responding” issue.
Increasing your Windows Live Mail Server Timeouts:
Now, let us look into increasing the Microsoft Outlook server timeouts.
Increasing your Microsoft Outlook server timeouts:
MS Outlook displays the following error message:
The operation timed out waiting for a response from the receiving (POP) server.
You need to remember that Outlook does not give you the option to increase the server timeout for a long duration as in Windows Live Mail.
In Microsoft Outlook, perform the following instructions:
Increasing your Bat! Server Timeouts:
We have now discussed the reasons behind the POP3 server not responding error. We have also seen the methods on different email clients to fix the error.
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