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Mwchyn
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Joined: ‎21-02-2014
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The RETR command did not succeed............................

Hello all,had this problem using Mozilla Thunderbird since yesterday.There are now 23 messages backed up that I can not recieve.

Any suggestions please ?

Thanks.

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Sam-R
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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

Hi Mwchyn,

 

I found this thread http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2665721 there are some possible solutions there?

 

It looks like there may be a message with a "corrupt header" holding up the queue and the thunderbird app handles the exception differently to Outlook.

 

Hope this helps.

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caesarome
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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

Have you tried deleting the account in Thunderbird and setting it up again ?
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Mwchyn
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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

Thanks guys.

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Mwchyn
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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

Tried using Windows Live Mail and the same error appeared ,also deleted and re-installed my ThunderBird account. How do you set up a webmail browser (using FireFox) ?

Thanks,

Paul

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caesarome
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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

You don't have to actually set it up, you just login to this link with your Sky username (everything before the @sky.com part):

 

https://skyid.sky.com/signin/email/

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Mwchyn
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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

My sky username e-mail is different to my e-mail I normally use and have the problem with.

Thanks,

Paul

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caesarome
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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

Actually that was a mistake by me so use this link instead and enter the email address to the email account you want to access:

 

http://mail.yahoo.com

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Mwchyn
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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

Thanks mate,that worked an absolute treat !

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ola-a
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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

Hi Mwchyn,

 

Glad to hear caesarome's suggested has helped solved this. If you need more help, the community is a good place to visit.

 

Cheers,

Ola
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Arquebus
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Joined: ‎09-04-2014

Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

Hello, I had this problem recently and have not found the forum replies effective. I had some incidental problems with the Firefox webpages reverting to a Yahoo help page without warning. I found that some extra downloads had been added attached to other programs. Look carefully on control panel and delete any Yahoo extras seen and possibly also use a different default search. Also in Thunderbird look at add-ons and remove any Spigot extras which have appeared attached to Vuze upgrade downloads. (Search-Me also should be deleted if found).

I cannot say which of these items was the root cause but removing these has cured the retr failed problem.

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Re: The RETR command did not succeed............................

Hey Arquebus,

 

It's great to see you posting your solution on the Sky Community Forum, this is great for customers that have similar problems to yourself and offers another avenue of support so I really appreciate you taking the time to post.

 

If you need anything at all just give us a shout.

 

 

 

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