error: operation timed out waiting for response from POP server


receive time out error waiting for POP server. Cant rcv OR send msgs. Problem
present with Firewall ON or OFF. Configured Firewall correctly to accept SMTP
and POP, and Ports 110, 25, 143 and any other ports needed. Cable modem ok.
Restart of cable modem and/or computer - no effect. Wipe and re install
windows XP Pro - no effect. Disable EVERYTHING I can find - no effect. Start
up numerous windows Services to see if a certain one is required - no effect.
Email address correct. POP and SMTP address correct. password correct.
Enabling Logging just tells me what I already know - cant connect.

There is obviously a particular option or setting or service or function
required to get Outlook 2003 and Xp Pro to work together correctly. I need
info on this issue. Possibly related to MAPI ?? If you help, I appreciate
it. Please be specific and detailed. Dont need to defrag or clean up cookies
or temp files or such. All that done. This problem occurs with a clean fresh
install of OS. ISP is not issue. Can send receive on email account just fine
with different computer using SAME cable modem. Problem HAS to be with
setup/config of Outlook 2003 and Xp Pro. Please advise on methods and answers
you have found.


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When trying to send emails the operation times out.  I get the error message Sending reported error (0x8004210B) The operation timed out waiting for a response from the sending (SMTP) server.  The email stays in the outbox.  If I go to the email again and click on Send it gets sent.

Outlook version 2002




My Microsoft Outlook 2007 was working perfectly fine until a few days ago
when it kept coming up with an error message stating that the operation timed
out waiting for a response from the receiving POP server.

I've deleted the account several times from outlook yet the problem still
persists.

Anyone have any ideas?

Would appreciate it greatly!!




I have Outlook 2003. Outlook worked fine until last Tuesday. Now I can not
receive or send messages. I get error message that the operation times out
waiting for a response from the receiving (POP) server. I have no idea what
to do.




Outlook Sending/Receiving Report says, "Task pop.att.yahoo.com receiving
report error (0x8004210A). The operation timed out waiting for a response
from the receiving (POP) server. "

The error message does not relate to a specific transmission. The error
message occurs nearly every time I Send/Receive. Incoming email arrives
after executing Send/Receive several times. Could my configuration be
causing the time out? Could a Spam blocker be the cause. How can I diagnose
the cause of the problem?

KC




Can't send/receive messages, timing out while waiting for a response to the server.  Contacted internet provider and was able to see messages in inbox through web connect.




Outlook Sending/Receiving Report says, "Task pop.att.yahoo.com receiving
report error (0x8004210A). The operation timed out waiting for a response
from the receiving (POP) server. "

The error message does not relate to a specific transmission. The error
message occurs nearly every time I Send/Receive. Incoming email arrives
after executing Send/Receive several times. Could my configuration be
causing the time out? Could a Spam blocker be the cause. How can I diagnose
the cause of the problem?

KC

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KC




Windows XP Pro sp2
Outlook 2003
Outlook Connector
Live Hotmail

When uploading/receiving messages from my Hotmail account, I get the
following error message:
" Task 'pop3.live.com Receiving" reported error (Ox8004210A). The operation
timed out waiting for a response from the receiving (POP) server. Contact
your ISP etc etc "
Can anyone help on this, or offer a solution?
Many thanks




I don't think this is a problem with our server but for a couple of domains
when trying to send an email one of my users was getting a NDR for time limit
specifications. When I did a check at checkdns.net I got the following
response:

Checking mail server (PRI=10) gate1.mnsisp.net 64.198.183.4
Mail server gate1.mnsisp.net 64.198.183.4 answers on port 25




no matter what i do my email on outllook 2003 keeps asking for the password -
and if i don't put it in each and every time it looks for emails or sends
emails, I get the following error: 0x8004210A operation timed out waiting
for response from the pop server.

what can I do to correct this?




no matter what i do my email on outllook 2003 keeps asking for the password -
and if i don't put it in each and every time it looks for emails or sends
emails, I get the following error: 0x8004210A operation timed out waiting
for response from the pop server.

what can I do to correct this?




Hi,

About 3 days ago I had a couple of emails stuck in the outbox. I was
able to receive emails ok and send other emails but these two emails
were stuck in the outbox and refused to be sent. I shut down Outlook
2003, re-booted Win Xp (all updates installed) and re-started Outlook
but nothing changed.

The error was 0x8004210B - timed out waiting for response from SMTP
server.

It took a while to find the cause - apparently a mail server due to
receive one of the emails was down and, since it wouldn't receive mail,
all emails with an email address on that server would not be sent.

Note that it wasn't my ISPs mail server that was down - it was another
mail server in another country.

The problem email address was a Cc: so I deleted the problem address and
both emails then were sent ok.

It would appear that an email is ONLY sent if all mail servers that are
to receive the email are up and operational - if one is down it stays in
the outbox presumably until the server is brought back on line again.

I would have preferred that the email be sent out to those mail servers
that were operational and an error message sent to me saying that the
following email could not be delivered to because the server
was not on line.
--

Cheers . . . JC




Hi,

About 3 days ago I had a couple of emails stuck in the outbox. I was
able to receive emails ok and send other emails but these two emails
were stuck in the outbox and refused to be sent. I shut down Outlook
2003, re-booted Win Xp (all updates installed) and re-started Outlook
but nothing changed.

The error was 0x8004210B - timed out waiting for response from SMTP
server.

It took a while to find the cause - apparently a mail server due to
receive one of the emails was down and, since it wouldn't receive mail,
all emails with an email address on that server would not be sent.

Note that it wasn't my ISPs mail server that was down - it was another
mail server in another country.

The problem email address was a Cc: so I deleted the problem address and
both emails then were sent ok.

It would appear that an email is ONLY sent if all mail servers that are
to receive the email are up and operational - if one is down it stays in
the outbox presumably until the server is brought back on line again.

I would have preferred that the email be sent out to those mail servers
that were operational and an error message sent to me saying that the
following email could not be delivered to address because the server
was not on line.
--

Cheers . . . JC




Outlook is not able to receive email, Gets error ” ! Task ‘ – Receiving’ reported error (0x80044210A): ‘The operation timed out
waiting for a response from the receiving (POP) server. If you continue to
receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet Service
Provider (ISP).’"

Checked with ISP and nothing being blocked and user able to check email via
Blackberry and all other users receiving mail. Disabled Trend Micro Internet
Security Pro and rebooted PC, issue remains. Pings of the POP3 mail server
(no exchange) from the client machine time out because server set to not
respond to ICMP echo according to ISP.

Created new default Outlook 2007 PST (inbox file) and migrated 780megs worth
of mail to it from the migrated PST called “Personal Folder” to the default
location and all other PST’s to a sub-folder of “My Documents”. After all
contents moved deleted original “Personal Folder” PST file; Outcome-No change.

This occurs from user’s residence and business with no change at either end.
Getting to the end of my rope, some string would be gratefully appreciated.
Sorry so lengthy as brevity was not possible




I have Outlook 2003 (Office XP Standard edition); Recently I have been unable
to receive emails consistantly. The error message is: Task 'main account -
Sending and Receiving' reported eroor (0x8004210A): 'The operation timed out
waiting for a response from the receiving (POP) server. If you continue to
receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service
provider (ISP)."
I contacted my ISP. The first person told me I should stop my Norton
Antivirus from scanning incoming email. I did this and it didn't help. The
second told me my Outlook was corrupt.

I am willing to reinstall my Outlook, but am concerned I will loose all the
emails I have saved. Does anyone know how to save the emails I have and also
be able to retrieve these emails when I need them for documention in the
future. I also have emails saved in the archives portion of Outlook.

I own a small business and have to access these emails quite frequently. I
actually have thousands of emails on my stystem and am very concerned I will
loose them.

I have a Maxtor external hard drive I could save the emails on also.
--
thanks




I am a disabled adult who takes a lot of time to type. I get the
following error message in Outlook 2007.
Sending reported error (0x8004210B) The operation timed out waiting
for a response from the sending (SMTP) server.
Ive been trying to resolve this issue for about 4 days. I use Windows
XP with McAfee Security Suite and have disabled the email scanning. I
have also created a new profile but the problem still occurs. Ive
also tried other suggestions I found online but had no luck. Can
somebody In Outlook 2007 please help me?




I am a disabled adult who takes a lot of time to type. I get the
following error message in Outlook 2007.
Sending reported error (0x8004210B) The operation timed out waiting
for a response from the sending (SMTP) server.
Ive been trying to resolve this issue for about 4 days. I use Windows
XP with McAfee Security Suite and have disabled the email scanning. I
have also created a new profile but the problem still occurs. Ive
also tried other suggestions I found online but had no luck. Can
somebody In Outlook 2007 please help me?




Receive the following error everytime:

Task 'Work-Receiving' reported error (OX8004210A):'The operation timed out
waiting for a response from the receiving (POP) server. If you continue to
receive this message, contact your server administrator or Internet service
provider (ISP).'





Installed MS Office and Home 2010 two days ago on my new laptop with Windows 7 (32 bit). OS firewall disabled. Norton 360 v 4.0 installed with firewall activated. Upon trying to add and configure a new account in Outlook, I don't get past "test account settings". Task: it fails to even log onto incoming mail POP3 server. Error message: operation timed out waiting for a response from the receiving mail POP3 server. It consequently also fails to send a test e-mail message. Error message: operation timed out waiting for a response from the sending SMTP server. I have checked out ALL related topics on Windows Support, no resolution.

I have consulted with my ISP and ran tests. These same settings has been (and still are as I am writing this) working perfectly well in Outlook Express on my desktop PC for years now.

Please advise.

Thanks

Paul Malherbe




Hello,

I have been running Outlook 2007 on Vista Ultimate for several months with 4
POP3/SMTP Email accounts all functioning correctly. On Tuesday three of the
accounts ceased being able to send email using SMTP. The only connection
between these accounts (and the only difference to the single functioning
account) is that they require me to log on to the SMTP server using the same
credentials I use for receiving.

No matter how long I set the timeout on the connection I get the following
message: 0x8004210B 'The operation timed out waiting for a response from
the SMTP Server. If you continue to recieve this message, contact your
server administarator or ISP'

I can send using identical settings on my laptop running Outlook 2003 on XP
to send and receive on all 4 accounts. I have spoken to the 3 seperate
account providers and they have not suggested anything other than
re-installing Outlook - which I have done to no avail. I have removed the
account and recreated it. I have also created a new PST file which I have
copied all my saved mails into and tried using this, again with no luck.

Incidentally the send and recieve progress suggests there are 5 mails in the
outbox where I have only one in my outbox.

I have taken the following from the outgoing log file (changing the mail
servers name for security)

2007.07.26 10:45:45 SMTP (mail.m.com): Port: 25, Secure: no, SPA: no
2007.07.26 10:45:45 SMTP (mail.m.com): Finding host
2007.07.26 10:45:45 SMTP (mail.m.com): Connecting to host
2007.07.26 10:45:45 SMTP (mail.m.com): Connected to host
2007.07.26 10:46:01 SMTP (mail.m.com): Disconnecting from host
2007.07.26 10:46:01 SMTP (mail.m.com): Disconnected from host

Any suggestions very gratefully appreciated as this doing my head in.

Thanks in advance,

Andrew