What could be causing this? I am using Windows 7 Professional with monthly updates plus Windows 7 Firewall with Windows Firewall Control. I also use Outlook 2010 to get my email. Every day and sometimes several times a day but not every time, I will try to log in and check my email using Outlook but I will get an error message saying "Inbound.att.net Session 1" "Connection timed out" "possibly caused by a firewall". I will go back a little later and sometimes it will work and sometimes I get the same message. When it is working, it logs in almost instantly. It's like there is a timer setting somewhere that needs changing to take care of when AT&T is busier. I have tried other email programs and they are the same way. I never had this problem when I was using Emisoft Internet Security. It just started when I started using Windows Firewall. Could it be a setting in Windows Firewall? What is the difference? I've run out of ideas. P.S. Also, when it is doing this, I can SEND email with Outlook, etc. but not GET my email.