Since early this morning I am getting constant 'failed to connect to mail servers pop3.blueyonder.co.uk' from my client on all my Virgin (Blueyonder) accounts. Not a single connection at all. I can access webmail and see messages on the accounts and forwarders are working.
I have not changed anything my end, I am seeing that VM are fiddling with the email from posts here, anyone know anything that might have affected my POP3? usually I would wait until whatever it is gets fixed as its not exactly a rare event on Virgin but I am concerned now the system has been changed so waiting will be pointless. Thank you.
There does seem to be an intermittent fault with the pop3 server access. I note you are still using the blueyonder server address, which is no longer recommended. However, the fault seems to be affecting the viginmedia.com pop3 server as well so today is probably not a good time to try changing the server settings.
Thank you, I did switch to the new server back when the ports changed but from memory couldn't get it to work with my old Blueyonder addresses at the time so went back to the blueyonder server. I did try the virgin server setting this morning and still no joy. I guess its going to be another ones of those wait and see times.
Its always useful to get confirmation others are seeing some issues before I waste time my end which can't fix anything.
I've had virgin.net address for 20 years now and no trouble at all with picking up mail through mail clients, first Outlook Express and now Thunderbird. Have used Thunderbird for at least 10 years.
From 4th August this year Thunderbird tells me it's unable to connect to virgin.net - the connection was refused. I have tried everything I know. I have just deleted my email account from Thunderbird and have tried to set it up again. No go. I can pick up mail direct from Virgin webmail but that's tedious. What is going on?