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    imap.aol.com is now in offline mode (2002)

    Hi,
    I can get into my inbox, but am not getting new mail. When signing in, I get:

    "A connection to the server could not be established. imap.aol.com is now in offline mode"
    There may be server or network problems or your timeout interval may be too short.

    Protocol: IMAP
    Server: imap.aol.com
    Port: 143

    Any idea's? My internet connection is fine!

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    Re: imap.aol.com is now in offline mode (2002)

    Which anti-virus application are you using?
    Which version of Windows are you using?

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    Re: imap.aol.com is now in offline mode (2002)

    Vista Home Premium and Kaspersky 2009 suite.

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    Re: imap.aol.com is now in offline mode (2002)

    Does Kaspersky have an e-mail scanning function? If so, try turning it off to see if that helps.

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    Re: imap.aol.com is now in offline mode (2002)

    Yes, and no, it does'nt help. I've tried google and the question has been asked many times, but I can't find an answer.

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    Re: imap.aol.com is now in offline mode (2002)

    Have you considered using another e-mail service such as GMail?

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    Re: imap.aol.com is now in offline mode (2002)

    Ok, after doing lot's of searching, reading, changing settings, changing settings back, i figured it out! It turned out to be a rather technical issue, whereby I was signing into my AOL folder within Outlook using my Vista password. After several hours of making the same mistake over and over again, I finally figured it out, put in the correct password and BINGO!! IN FLOWS MY EMAIL'S!!!! <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30> <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>

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    However, this raises another issue. If I am inputting the incorrect password, why am I even allowed to access the folder, I would'nt expect that to happen? What's the point in having a password if Outlook let's anyone in with the wrong password, clearly they would be unable to 'do' anything, but they can still 'see' everything.

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    Re: imap.aol.com is now in offline mode (2002)

    The password isn't used to control access to (a folder in) Outlook, but to connect to the e-mail provider.

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    Re: imap.aol.com is now in offline mode (2002)

    That makes perfect sense. I have my PC password protected, so probably secure enough.

    Thanks Hans.

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