Can send, but can't receive. error message pops up 0x80004005

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by S.O.S.!!!, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. S.O.S.!!!

    S.O.S.!!! Guest

    Every time I open Windows Mail, an error message pops up. It says:

    An unknown error has occurred. Account: 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Server:
    'pop.att.yahoo.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Error
    Number: 0x80004005


    What is this? I really need to get emails in here!!
    I am not a big computer person, so if possible, try and make the
    instructions simple.

    Thanks, please let me know!!
     
    S.O.S.!!!, Jun 13, 2008
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  2. That's caused by a corrupt message on the server.
    Go to http://mail.yahoo.com and log in with your AT&T credentials.
    Then clean out all the folders in your webmail. If you want to save
    any messages, create a new folder and move those messages to the
    new folder. Empty the spam and thrash folders also. Close webmail, then
    try Windows Mail again.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP


    "S.O.S.!!!" <> wrote in message news:...
    > Every time I open Windows Mail, an error message pops up. It says:
    >
    > An unknown error has occurred. Account: 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Server:
    > 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Error
    > Number: 0x80004005
    >
    >
    > What is this? I really need to get emails in here!!
    > I am not a big computer person, so if possible, try and make the
    > instructions simple.
    >
    > Thanks, please let me know!!
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 13, 2008
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  3. S.O.S.!!!

    mac Guest

    "S.O.S.!!!" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Every time I open Windows Mail, an error message pops up. It says:
    >
    > An unknown error has occurred. Account: 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Server:
    > 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Error
    > Number: 0x80004005
    >
    >
    > What is this? I really need to get emails in here!!
    > I am not a big computer person, so if possible, try and make the
    > instructions simple.
    >
    > Thanks, please let me know!!


    In addition to what Gary said, when you have WM open, go to tools
    menu>options>General tab>remove the checkmark from send and receive at start
    up>apply/OK

    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS]
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/
     
    mac, Jun 13, 2008
    #3
  4. S.O.S.!!!

    sgh Guest

    I had the same problem and fixed it with info from this post as well as:
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080318022640AAUJvf5

    It is interesting that several people are having the same problem

    "mac" wrote:

    >
    > "S.O.S.!!!" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Every time I open Windows Mail, an error message pops up. It says:
    > >
    > > An unknown error has occurred. Account: 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Server:
    > > 'pop.att.yahoo.com', Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Error
    > > Number: 0x80004005
    > >
    > >
    > > What is this? I really need to get emails in here!!
    > > I am not a big computer person, so if possible, try and make the
    > > instructions simple.
    > >
    > > Thanks, please let me know!!

    >
    > In addition to what Gary said, when you have WM open, go to tools
    > menu>options>General tab>remove the checkmark from send and receive at start
    > up>apply/OK
    >
    > --
    > Regards Steve.
    > MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS]
    > http://www.getsafeonline.org/
    >
    >
    >
     
    sgh, Jun 18, 2008
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