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Problem setting up a mail account in google

by sig-one / September 10, 2008 1:33 PM PDT

I am trying to make my Google email account add my Microsoft live email, so that Google will check my mail from my Microsoft live account. I keep getting an error

Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.
Show error details Server returned error: "Command is not valid in this state."

I am using
Username: Full Microsoft Live Email Address
Pop Server: pop.exchangelabs.com
Port 110

I have checked the password and made sure I was entering the correct one, but still no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Not going to happen
by Jimmy Greystone / September 10, 2008 1:46 PM PDT

That's not going to happen unless you pay for the POP3 access for Windows Live Mail... Assuming they have some kind of premium service that offers POP access. You can go the other way around, since Google presently offers free POP (and IMAP) access, but then you have to deal with the ugly and slow Windows Live Mail interface.

You could also do like I did, just set up Thunderbird with the Webmail extension to grab my Hotmail/Windows Live Mail mail. I believe there's even a Portable Thunderbird, that will run entirely from a USB flash drive if you want your mail on the go.

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that is not good news
by sig-one / September 10, 2008 1:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Not going to happen

that sucks. I will try the thunderbird thing.

The Microsoft live account is my school account, not just one you get for free. Is it still the same deal?

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Pretty much
by Jimmy Greystone / September 10, 2008 2:35 PM PDT
In reply to: that is not good news

Pretty much, yeah. It may or may not have a slightly higher storage capacity, and a .edu domain, but it's still almost certainly the same as if you signed up for a new account tomorrow. You can try asking the campus IT people, but odds are, they won't know. The whole point of using something like Windows Live Mail is that they don't have to staff anyone to maintain their own mail systems.

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Thank you
by sig-one / September 10, 2008 11:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Pretty much

That is not good news but at least now I know.

Thank you for your help.

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