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vanity: my e-mail stopped accepting my user name and password
self | 11/4/2011 | racebannon

Posted on 11/04/2011 7:34:20 PM PDT by RaceBannon

Okay, I am stumped. For the last 2 days, my e-mail started acting up and now it is doing it all day I cant log on to my e-mail when I get an error message, it says

Task "My e-mail addy"- Receiving' reported error (0x800CCC92) : 'Your e-mail server rejected your login. Verify your user name and password in your account properties. Under Tools, click E-mail accounts. The server responded: -ERR [AUTH] Incorrect username or password. (error 999)'


TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Computers/Internet; Conspiracy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: logon; outlook; password; username; vanity
I have not changed my pop server, my log in name, my password, I have verified all are the same, the ports are correct

I cannot access my e-mail!!

it does work when accessed remotely

No smart alec MAC comments please

1 posted on 11/04/2011 7:34:21 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon

Talk nice. Buy it flowers.


2 posted on 11/04/2011 7:35:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: RaceBannon

I guess first thing is to make sure you didn’t accidentally hit caps lock and that would affect your login. Other than that, possibly you’ve been hacked and someone took over your e-mail account?


3 posted on 11/04/2011 7:37:59 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: RaceBannon

IBSAMC - (In Before Smart Alec Mac Comments!)


4 posted on 11/04/2011 7:40:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RaceBannon

Have you added any software since your last positive access to your email?


5 posted on 11/04/2011 7:40:35 PM PDT by doc1019 (If Romney is our choice, I refuse to vote.)
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To: RaceBannon

Mine has been doing the same sporadically as well. I have two ISP’s and a domain hosting with another. I had been receiving e-mails regularly all day while on my air-card before shutting it down and heading to my office. When I got to my office I could not get to my e-mails for quite some time. The air-card and the office are the same ISP but different modems.

I have also been getting several notices through the evening on my home ISP’s connection.


6 posted on 11/04/2011 7:41:12 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: jcsjcm

I checked that, also, since I have the original settings on my account, only I can change them

I can access it remotely, too, no prob, it is on 2007 outlook, anyone hear of this?


7 posted on 11/04/2011 7:41:19 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: RaceBannon
A) What service provider are you retrieving e-mail from?
A1) Is it Yahoo.com?
A2) Do you have a plus account and is it still paid up on Yahoo?

B) Have you tried both just the user name, and also the full email address? (IE: kingu and kingu@someplace.net) - many providers have recently switched to requiring the full e-mail address.

C) If this is a work e-mail, is the POP port available on your company's network for access outside of the corporate network? Or do they require you use IMAP access?

8 posted on 11/04/2011 7:41:28 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: RaceBannon

I’d remove the accounts in your email program then go back and add them back in.


9 posted on 11/04/2011 7:45:23 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: RaceBannon

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/sendreceiveerrors.htm


10 posted on 11/04/2011 7:45:40 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: kingu

att, it uses a yahoo server

pop.att.yahoo.com
smtp.att.yahoo.com

the ports are the same 946 and 442 or somethign like that

ssl

I always had to use my full address with @att.net


11 posted on 11/04/2011 7:45:48 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: RaceBannon

Ya just gotta hank it.


12 posted on 11/04/2011 7:46:07 PM PDT by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: mazda77

Check to see if you have any recent updates on your
firewall. Could be prepping for the 11-9-11 EMERGENCY ACTIVATION. Ooooooo......


13 posted on 11/04/2011 7:46:16 PM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: doc1019

no, but, when using facebook on WND site, it likes to jump up and down the page and when the e-mail password box came up, I was typping in it before I knew it

I had to retype my user name and password many times, So, I went right to options and started over, it is like nothing is the same as I started, either!

I have not changed user names and passwords for years, so, it is not a memory thing


14 posted on 11/04/2011 7:47:44 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: RaceBannon

I know that I once had a problem retrieving comcast e-mail through outlook because they decided to change the SMTP/POP3 numbers without telling their customers. They wanted a more secure port (or something).

It took me forever to find the information so I could start getting my e-mail again. Do you have Comcast and is your outlook 2007 newly loaded and/or upgraded from an older version?


15 posted on 11/04/2011 7:48:03 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Slambat

Forgot to add this was on two different computers and each’s firewalls are different.


16 posted on 11/04/2011 7:48:17 PM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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17 posted on 11/04/2011 7:48:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: RaceBannon

If you’re on a wi-fi connection, check to make sure that you’re using the right connection, IOW, YOUR connection.

Also, I had a problem similar to that a couple of years ago, and it turned out that the date on my machine had changed and correcting it fixed the problem (don’t ask me why that was even the problem).


18 posted on 11/04/2011 7:52:19 PM PDT by adorno (<)
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To: RaceBannon
I switched to att recently and have had that problem. I have the internets, just no email. Take a closer look at that error message. Look for “server error...”
Try restarting your email app. If that doesn't work, reboot (I had to do that once, don't know why, prolly some security hangup.)
19 posted on 11/04/2011 7:55:58 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management.)
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To: RaceBannon
Googling the error code returns a lot of hits. The top one mentions a fix in a service pack.
20 posted on 11/04/2011 7:56:43 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: jcsjcm

no, it’s ATT, through comporium, they said it is not their server, it’s ATT’s, so, I called ATT,

ATT wont handle it because I use OUTLOOK!

Outlook asked me the same 4 questions in a row in Hindi accent, so I told him he needed more training and hung up on him

I have rebooted, installed all service packs, SP1 for windows 7, the outlook service pack, all security updates

I am running a microsoft essentials scan now, too, going to do the old SCAN-DISK as soon as I can, too


21 posted on 11/04/2011 8:01:43 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: RaceBannon

Try to log on to your email using your web browser and your isp’s home page. If you can log in via internet, that means your username/password are still working and the problem is with your email program (probably configuration).

If you still can’t log in, you should consider the possibility that someone hacked your account and changed your password. Ask the people in your contacts list if they’ve been getting spam from your account.

Either way, you’re probably looking at some phone time with your provider.

Good luck...


22 posted on 11/04/2011 8:04:03 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: RaceBannon

Have you tried to log in to your email directly from the web portal?


23 posted on 11/04/2011 8:08:36 PM PDT by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: RaceBannon

The following mail server settings will work with all AT&T email domains: @ameritech.net, @att.net, @bellsouth.net, @flash.net, @nvbell.net, @pacbell.net, @prodigy.net, @sbcglobal.net, @snet.net, @swbell.net, @wans.net.

Email Program Settings Field: Enter:
Incoming (POP) inbound.att.net
Outgoing (SMTP) outbound.att.net
(requires authentication)
Incoming mail server: POP3
Incoming/Outgoing User Name: Full AT&T email address, including domain (e.g., test@att.net, test@bellsouth.net)
Incoming mail port #: 995,
secure connection (SSL) checked
Outgoing mail port # 465,
secure connection (SSL) checked

I found this on their web site, it looks like your incoming and outgoing may need to change???? Maybe???


24 posted on 11/04/2011 8:08:44 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: poindexter

no, I have already logged on remotely through ATT’s page/Yahoo’s page, so, my user names and passwords are the same

the previous post with the wiki info sounds like a plan,

I am going to run my scans and then do error checking (SCAN DISK) and see what happens, then do a system restore if all else fails


25 posted on 11/04/2011 8:09:14 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: jcsjcm

oops - this may be important?

Note: When updating the secure server settings, check the SSL check box first and then update the port number if necessary.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 8:09:29 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

Here’s the link where I found this information! Sorry to keep posting without thinking I might have more info... Just very tired!

http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB401570&cv=804&ct=9000086&pv=1&title=Email+server+settings+%28POP+and+SMTP%29#fbid=4qgevUGWqng


27 posted on 11/04/2011 8:11:45 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

I tried that, they didnt work either


28 posted on 11/04/2011 8:19:31 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: jcsjcm

More info on an update that was released for outlook 2007 called KB2412171

http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/sendreceiveerrors.htm

Nothing worse than trying to trouble shoot your e-mail. Been there, done that! Frustrating to say the least. But, I do hope with some of our suggestions you are up and running again! Good Luck and Goodnight.....


29 posted on 11/04/2011 8:19:39 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: RaceBannon

I was having all kinds of intermittent and weird network problems last weekend. It wound up being hard disk errors that were fixed when I ran checkdisk /repair. Defragmented a couple passes, then cleaned out the registry and defragged the registry as well. I did a restore as well. Runs great again.


30 posted on 11/04/2011 8:23:43 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: RaceBannon

This has happened to me a few times. I am currently experiencing the problem in my outlook express acct. You have to reset your settings and I never write it down so I have to get the ATT help guys to walk me through it. Just go to the online tech people and they will help you with it.


31 posted on 11/04/2011 8:27:46 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: RaceBannon

Clear your cookies. Then try again.


32 posted on 11/04/2011 8:27:54 PM PDT by giotto
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To: RaceBannon

“CAPS LOCK”!!!!!!


33 posted on 11/04/2011 9:09:23 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: giotto

And what would cookies have to do with Outlook?


34 posted on 11/04/2011 9:43:40 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: RaceBannon

IF you are still in (the area affected by the freak snow storm) your ISP might not be functional?

Cablevision has had numerous outages in North NJ, Hudson Valley NY and all over Ct from what I’ve heard.


35 posted on 11/04/2011 10:06:21 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: chaosagent

Sorry, I didn’t read far enough. I assumed you were using web-based mail.


36 posted on 11/04/2011 10:26:58 PM PDT by giotto
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To: RaceBannon

I found a shiny button on the sidewalk today.


37 posted on 11/04/2011 10:32:45 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: RaceBannon

I have had trouble like that with Outlook before. I know Outlook Express can have corruption problems. Not sure if the same thing happens with Outlook.

Try running the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\SCANPST.EXE file.


38 posted on 11/04/2011 10:58:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Bush`s Fault !


39 posted on 11/05/2011 1:54:39 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Kirkwood; All
I dont know what I did right, it fixed itself, none of the stuff I did worked for a while

when I got up today, it was fine

The last thing I did was run Microsoft Security scan, I never got to the ERROR CHECKING I was hoping would be the cure


THANK YOU ALL !! :)

40 posted on 11/05/2011 4:32:27 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: RaceBannon

GUESS WHAT??

iT STARTED DOING IT AGAIN!!

LOLO!!!!


41 posted on 11/05/2011 4:33:15 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: RaceBannon
I think I read that you can log in successfully remotely. Does that mean that you can access your email account via your ISPs webmail interface?

If you have not tried that, do so. If you CAN log in successfully then the fault falls squarely onto Outlook. If not, then your account is messed up on THEIR server.

As a further test, I would suggest downloading Mozilla Thunderbird email client, installing it and then using all the appropriate POP/SMTP mailserver settings along with your current username and password in the Thunderbird account setup.

If Thunderbird is able to access your account on the server then Outlook is hosed or hacked.

The workaround may be to take steps to backup/export all of your contacts and messages from Outlook (Google it) and then wipe it out and try a re-install of Outlook. Then import all and retry.

Another workaround would be to use your Windows System Restore to restore to a time before this mess started. Might work.

Good luck big guy!

42 posted on 11/05/2011 6:09:38 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Attacking Wall Street because you're jobless is like burning down Whole Foods because you're hungry.)
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To: RaceBannon

I would do the error check on the disk just to be certain. If the problem starts after the computer warms up, it could indicate a hardware issue and not a software one.


43 posted on 11/05/2011 10:58:08 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: RaceBannon

This is what I meant by intermittent problems. Sometimes it worked well for hours and other times it sputtered and slowed to a crawl. I also thought it was software and did multiple restores, virus scans, etc. but it was a couple bad sectors on the hard drive. If you don’t do the error check and lock out the sectors, you can seriously fragment the files on that drive.


44 posted on 11/05/2011 11:03:52 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Allegra

http://tiny.cc/iy2jg


45 posted on 11/05/2011 12:34:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Kirkwood

I did the error scan earlier today, it still does it but much less frequent, looks like I need to do some downloading of video files, defrag, and rescan


46 posted on 11/05/2011 7:03:20 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: RaceBannon

Auslogics Boostspeed is a good system repair utility. I think they have a 30 day trial version. It may not fix your specific problem, but it should help to assure that other issues with the registry, etc. are not contributing in some way.


47 posted on 11/05/2011 7:45:59 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: RaceBannon
I know you won't like this answer, but it is probably their server. I use outlook 2007 to retrieve email from 5 different accounts on three different servers. I sometimes will get the errors like you from one of the servers for two accounts. Then they will go away for no apparent reason. I have noticed that the outlook won't error if I pull/push right after I log in/out via the web mail client.
48 posted on 11/05/2011 8:04:42 PM PDT by Woodman
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