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New Linux install. I get "RETR failed every time I try to

Customer Question

New Linux install. I get "RETR failed every time I try to receive E-Mail.
JA: How much experience do you have with this particular machine?
Customer: Not a lot . It had been unused for several years. I just installed Linux Mint and are trying to use the Thunderbird that was included.
JA: How do you access your email most often? On a phone or tablet, or through a web browser?
Customer: Through Windows 10/Thunderbird.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Not a lot.
JA: Anything else you want the email expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: The system is an IBM 8189 with a Pentium 4 3.2 GHZ, 1 GB ram
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  George Sibiya replied 8 months ago.


Welcome to JustAnswer and thank you for utilizing our services.

I am reviewing your question and will post back shortly.



Expert:  George Sibiya replied 8 months ago.

Who is your email service provider? i.e Gmail, outlook etc.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I cannot use securely connect as I am on a different computer now.
Expert:  George Sibiya replied 8 months ago.

Hi sorry for the delay, I was trying to add a yahoo account in my instance but it does not want to accept my pwrd.

A groupwise account however syncs well.

I wanted to recreate the issue and then try this suggestion:

Please try it and advice if it works.