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If a POP server is giving a Time Out error, due to a slow connection, can any options be modified as to take that into account, and (hopefully somehow) collect mail ?

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Head over to Tools -> Options -> Advanced and change the value of “Connection timeout” to a value which suits you.

To change timeout, you need to go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced. Select General in the Advanced pane. The Config Editor button is on the bottom right. Now type mailnews.tcptimeout and then change to whatever you need it.

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Thunderbird 3 ?? I don't seem to be able to find anything similar to "connection timeout" in Advanced. – Rook Apr 29 '10 at 13:17
    
@Idig updated . – Sathya Apr 29 '10 at 17:28
    
It worked. Thank you ! – Rook Apr 30 '10 at 11:58
    
@Idigas Good to know. You're welcome! – Sathya Apr 30 '10 at 13:40

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