Help → Outlook 2003
Tested on two accounts.
What am I missing: changed server to localhost 127.0.0.1
Changed username to: incoming_mail_server:old_username
Changed outgoing server: My outgoing server (smtp) requires authentication to logon using: old_username
It's producing error: Log into incoming mail server (pop3): Outlook could not connect to the incoming mail server.
Tried it with existing gmail and Yahoo accounts both failing in same way.
Both accounts test valid on re-establishing without PopFile?!
Turned off Avast and Commodo to count them out.
Any thoughts welcome.
Gmail's POP3 access requires SSL.
In order to use POPFile's SSL support you need to add ':ssl' to the end of the username in Outlook (i.e. change it to incoming_mail_server:old_username:ssl) otherwise POPFile will be unable to connect to Gmail. Note that in this case Outlook must NOT be configured to use SSL support because the SSL connection will be made between POPFile and Gmail instead of between Outlook and POPFile.
Alternatively you can decide to use Avast's support for SSL POP3 connections instead of using POPFile's SSL support (which means ':ssl' is NOT added to the end of the username in Outlook). Note that in this case Outlook must NOT be configured to use SSL support because the SSL connection will be made between Avast's mail scanner and Gmail instead of between Outlook and POPFile.
It is not clear from your report which of these two approaches you are trying to use.
Have you checked that POPFile is still running? If POPFile is not running then Outlook will not be able to connect to the incoming mail server.
On Windows systems there is an easy way to discover if POPFile has a problem when Outlook tries to check for new email - shut down POPFile and then use this Start Menu shortcut to start POPFile and display some status messages:
Start -- All Programs -- POPFile -- Support -- Message Capture utility
This shortcut displays some POPFile start up messages which are normally hidden; once the "POPFile Engine v1.1.3 running" message appears POPFile is ready to handle requests from Outlook.
If an error is detected the Message Capture utility's window should show one or more error messages which can be copied and pasted into a forum reply.