Server connection failed

  Billawa 20:08 26 Oct 05

I am setting up a new computer for the Internet using Firefox and Thunderbird as defalt programmes. I have both set up and working on my laptop. The new desktop connects to the Internet and my ISP without any problem for FF but TB gives me the message "the connection was refused". Trying to use Outlook Express I get the message "The connection to the server has failed. Account "" Server Protocol POP3 Port 110. Secure SSL No. Socket error 10061 Error number 0x800CCC0e"

What is wrong? I have checked the settings for TB between the laptop and the desktop and they are identical. I am awaiting connection to broadband and connections to Freeserve Anytime since I applied to change have been exceptionally slow. Is there any connection or is this co-incidence?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  VoG II 20:14 26 Oct 05

Something is not set-up right because is the address of your PC.

If you are on Windows XP check for the presence of the file C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts and rename it to hosts.txt

  Billawa 21:06 26 Oct 05

Sorry, this hasn't worked. I am still getting the sameresponse on both TB and OE. There's a gremlin somewhere in the system!

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