Firewall causing Connection Timed Out?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by chattycathy, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. chattycathy

    chattycathy Registered Member

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    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.
     
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  2. Boblvf

    Boblvf Registered Member

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    Salut,


    Set Windows firewall by default, Windows firewall is not responsible, ICMP (time stamp) can not be changed, and output connections are allowed.

    Outlook problem, or WFControl configuration problem.
     
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  3. chattycathy

    chattycathy Registered Member

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    I thought it was an Outlook problem too so I installed other email programs and they gave me exactly the same error and sometimes would work and sometimes not just like Outlook is doing plus Mailwasher Pro. I tried OE Classic and several others but it's been a while so I can't remember the names.
     
  4. Boblvf

    Boblvf Registered Member

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    Outlook, Thunderbird > ports 80, 443 et 993, in this software, and in the outbound firewall .


    - thunderbird.exe 5032 TCP 62357 192.168.1.1* 443 https 35.161.44.155 ec2-35-161-44-155.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com Connexion établie C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe Thunderbird Thunderbird 52.5.2 Mozilla Corporation 23/12/2017 17:47:54 A 23/12/2017 17:51:47

    - thunderbird.exe 5032 TCP 62358 192.168.1.1* 80 http 93.184.220.29 Connexion établie C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe Thunderbird Thunderbird 52.5.2 Mozilla Corporation 23/12/2017 17:47:54 A 23/12/2017 17:51:47

    - thunderbird.exe 5032 TCP 62363 192.168.1.1* 993 imaps 40.101.77.98 Connexion établie C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe Thunderbird Thunderbird 52.5.2 Mozilla Corporation 23/12/2017 17:47:54 A 23/12/2017 17:51:47
     
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  5. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    @chattycathy,

    • if you disable the firewall or allow all through it, can you receive emails?
    • are you able to receive emails if you log in through a web browser (web mail)?
     
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