Yes, sorry to say still getting the time outs, it was very bad last night though (Tuesday) between 2000Hrs and 2130Hrs that led me to believe the pop server had actually crashed, but nothing reported under Service Status and on checking Webmail that worked, but was slow.
I know @Muddymedic is experiencing similar and guess others are too but probably not now bothering to report. I've noticed a general worsening for about 7 to 10 days now but that was just "delays" before the messages arrived, this weekend was when I saw the odd error creep in and it appears to have gone down hill from that.
The same has also been happening on my iPhone when out and about which uses the cellular carrier service to connect so that appears to rule out anything to do with my WiFi (Router) and BT lines (just incase the tech guys try and throw this back at the user).
Would appreciate if you can follow this up and find out what the tech boys are playing at, as I've said in the other discussion it's all getting a little tiresome now.
Thanks in advance.
ps. This is one of @Muddymedic posts.
Pipex on POP was essentially unusable from mid- to late-evening on Tuesday, and I gave up at just before 2200. Webmail was working, but sluggish to load on both Windows and Android. I have only just logged onto my POP account, and all seems well, with no further time-outs and other error messages thus far. Webmail is fine on both Windows and Android.too this morning.
I have been experiencing the usual PIPEX problems since Friday. At most attempts to download messages from server at least one of my 3 email addresses were failing (not the same address each time). This got worse during Tuesday with 2 or even 3 of the addresses failing at each attempt by the evening. I wasnt around to get emails this morning so cant comment, but this afternoon it has been better with servers responding for all 3 addresses albeit a bit sluggishly.
Was still sluggish for me Wednesday afternoon and evening but thankfully no errors, this morning (Thursday - 0845Hrs) it appears back up to speed, will wait to see what happens through the rest of the day before jumping with joy.
@OCE_Ady Was wondering if you had any news as to why things have gone a little "off track" again, having repeated issues is one thing but not knowing as to why just seems to rub it in.
Hi As I've observed on YET another 'new' topic on this issue that was opened earlier this afternoon, I've been getting repeated errors again today on POP and frequent failures to log onto Webmail. Reliability has been poor for a couple of weeks now. I was getting 'used' to the weekend outages (usually starting on Friday afternoon), but they're now striking on any (indeed most) days now.
We really deserve a defnitive explanation for all this, preferably with a solution, so that we can have a usable email service. @OCE_Ady, could you please press your email 'ninjas' on all this? A lot of us are having to expend a lot of time in reporting on this issue on an almost daily basis, but don't seem to be getting much back in return. Something is broken here, and we need to be told what it is, and what is being done about it.
I appear to have been lucky today, fast this morning, slower in the afternnoon and early evening, but no time-outs or errors. I've confirmed this back to @OCE_Ady but drew his attention to the fact others are not as fortunate (see link below).
He did confirm that the "switch over" is not the cause of this recent bad patch and that he will push to get an answer (think that was in yet another discussion).
Just before posting this I opened macOS Mail and got one message, it took about 15 seconds before it arrived in my Inbox, usually it takes 1 or 2 seconds on a good day.
@OCE_Ady As stated in the other discussion I spoke too soon regarding the lack of errors, from 1930Hrs (Thursday) they started again.
It usually took around 20 seconds or so but the client then flagged up the error message stating either user name or password was unrecognised, later at about 2130Hrs my client would open with the error already showing - it's as though the server has completly packed up!
I've taken screen shots of the errors showing on my iMac that you may wish to pass on to whoever is trying to resolve this issue, note I see same on my iDevices.
Well, I've just woke and tried again with no issues at all, admitingly it's 0400Hrs (friday) but tried half a dozen times over the last few minutes by opening and closing the client and each time it was really fast to check with no hint of an error.
I'm not sure what's going on but it's either been fixed (suppose that will become obvious later today) or the issue is either timing or capacity related.
@OCE_Ady please try and find out what is going on.
Just to confirm working fine at 5am, BUT this is the normal issue where as system resources get loaded the service gets slower and then (as last night) totally stops. Time will tell if this has been fixed but have yet to see any official reply that this fault has even been recognised.
...and still ok at 0700Hrs, agree fully with your comments and it's interesting that while all this was ongoing yesterday Service Status had green ticks across the board. Mind you that appears common practice because I've noticed that Apple does similar, it seems an issue has to get that bad and obvious to everyone before it's finally acknowledged and reflected under the Service Status section.
Sign of the times maybe, in that no one nowadays will hold their hands up to an issue or mistake unless forced!