RE: Outlook Express not working anymore after using PIX Firewall

  • From: "Walkowiak, Matt" <Matt.Walkowiak@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 13:54:44 -0500

The good thing about OE (outlook express) is that it is a pretty simple
program - it talks to POP3 servers on port 110 and SMTP servers on port
25 (unless you have changed it'd default, or are doing some weird
proxying somewhere...)


Always a good test is to see if you can connect to the POP3 server
(assuming you can surf the internet just fine...)

Open a cmd prompt and type

telnet 110 will be the FQDN of your POP3 server.  If that works, I
would bet money that OE will work, as long as it is in its default


Matt Walkowiak


-----Original Message-----
From: Soo, Bee Yong [mailto:by.soo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 8:47 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Outlook Express not working anymore after using
PIX Firewall

Hi there,

My Microsoft Outlook works find as usual.  I cant understand why but it
seems that PIX has affected my Outlook Express.  The error message I
have got from Outlook Express is:-

"Your POP3 server has not responded in 60 seconds. Would like to wait
another 60 seconds for the server to respond?"

- I don't think Microsoft Technet Q186272 is relevant to my case here as
I am not using Outlook Express for Sun Solaris" on my NT 4 Workstation.

"A time-out occurred while communicating with the server. Account
:'User', Server: 'Machine A', Protocol: POP3, Port 110, Secure (SSL):
No, Error Number:0x800CCC19.

- The closest article I can find from Technet Q254926, which again, does
not really suit my incident here as I have got error about POP3 Server,
not SMTP Server. Plus, I do not have modem installed on my NT

Current environment:-

Exchange POP3 Server = Machine A

Exchange SMTP Server = Machine B

Mail Client = Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook

Mail Relay Server = Machine C running on LINUX

New Firewall on production = Cisco PIX 

Old Firewall = Firewall Checkpoint (just decomissioned last week)

Please....if you can think of anything, I would really appreciate to
hear your inputs.

Thank you for your assistance.




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