outlook 2007 - keeps asking for pop3 password

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boboman

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I'm lost -- Outlook 2007 -- keep getting a dialog box asking for my username and password - when entered it ask again and again. I checked everything and it should be OK - tried rebooting -no effect -- repaired the connection string - no effect. This has worked for a long time and now is going south.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Most likely a issue with the server, which you can not do anything about.
Call your email provider.
 

boboman

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Don't think that's the problem -- this is a gmail account -- why wife has an account also with gmail - she not using outlook and her's is working OK. Something is fishy here.
 
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Every time I have seen this it has been to do with (most commonly) the password, then the server, then the connection.

I would make sure you can log into the webmail with the same password you're using for POP, then check your gmail POP / IMAP settings. Gmail can occasionally lock you out of IMAP / POP access if it suspects you're doing something fishy.
 

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many thanks -- somehow it got resolved. I swear I didn't do anything. Just interested - how does something like this get started?
 
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It will also prompt for a password if the mail server is unavailable.
 

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many thanks -- somehow it got resolved. I swear I didn't do anything. Just interested - how does something like this get started?
Because there was a problem on the other end. Just because the wife's account worked, does not mean that yours will. Hers could be on a different server than yours is.

Can you just see that one server with ALL of the Gmail accounts and data on it, not going to happen. :D
 
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