How can this be. I have the 2 computers side by side, same OS xp home on the same broadband connection, not connecting through each other. But on the laptop I can access the internet send email but get this message when trying to recieve. Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'mail.jerseymail.co.uk', Server: 'mail.jerseymail.co.uk', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '+OK 1531 octets.', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F I get a brief glimpse of the number of messages that are there before this message appears. I have put the settings into the other machine and can send and recieve on that email account. So I know i have the correct user names and passwords. Any help much appreciated.