How do I change the server timeouts in Microsoft Outlook?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Outlook' started by popowich, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    Do you have a pop3 account that frequently ties out due to connection problems? One of the troubleshooting steps that you can try is to increase the mail server timeouts from 1 minute to a longer time such as 10 minutes. To change your server timeouts please follow these steps:
    • Open Microsoft Outlook
    • Go to the Tools menu and select Email Accounts
    • Select View or Change Existing Email Accounts and press the Next button
    • Highlight the POP3 account having the and click the Change button
    • Click the More Settings button.
    Microsoft Outlook - More Settings.JPG
    • Select the Advanced Tab
    • Scroll the server timeouts bar to the right
    Microsoft Outlook - Server Timeouts.JPG
    • Click OK to save the change

    Last edited: May 8, 2015

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