Monday, July 19, 2010

Outlook 2010 Login Fail for POP3

Outlook 2010 is pretty decent but it is following in the path of many other softwares that actually lose functionality as it matures. Outlook 2007 had a great feature where you could just put a username, password and email address in their respective boxes and it would automatically set it up. This has failed miserably in 2010.

Trying to set up a POP3 email repeatedly asks for a password and returns something about the server rejected the login info. If you copy your old 2007 settings exactly, it still fails.

Solution (for me): Click on repair and more settings. Under the outgoing server tab uncheck the first box so the options gray out. Also, don't require logon Secure Password Authentication.

7 comments:

yNot said...

Had a similar problem with the beta version. I solved it by going to "Programs and Features" and uninstalling outlook. I access my mail using a web browser now.

Josh said...

Another part of my problem was Research in Motion hasn't released compatible software to sync my blackberry to outlook 2010. I'm back to 2007 and working like normal.

yNot said...

I see. Can't Google sync handle that?

Josh said...

Yes and no. Google sync isn't supported for windows 7 but it seems 1 way sync from outlook to google works but two way doesn't. The other side of the coins is that my old blackberry storm 1 has so little memory that I can't afford to install a bunch of software...and google sync for blackberry is a small to moderate battery drain.

Josh said...

oh and the desktop version of google sync is for the calendar only anyway so syncing through usb is the most complete way to sync from mobile to computer. I have another post on this but i dont follow that method anymore.

yNot said...

How did we live before smart phones :)

Alex said...

My junior brother advised me one application. I laughed at him and continued my matters. As a matter of fact he was right, reason of in some days I observed the problems with my outlook emails. I could solve out theirs with the help of this tool which to my mind would be suitable for other kinds problems also - restoring ost file.