connexion to server with thunderbird 3.1.6



8 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: vx.boutaud, Unassigned)


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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv: Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: connexion to  server with thunderbird 3.1.6

I have been using thunderbird for years now.
Since 1st of november, I haven't been able to connect to the Imap server of
I have tried with outlook it is working fine!
With thunderbird, I am still able to connect to the other mail account hosted at orange FAI and this with imap server too.
I have removed my account and then I have created a new one manually (automatic mode doesn't work) but without any succes.
I am not sure but it seems it doesn't work since the latest upgrade (from 3.1.5).
I have tried to downgrade my thunderbird version (to 3.1.5 and to but still without any succes.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.try to connect to server
Actual Results:  
French error message
Temps limite de connection au server depassé
connection to server timeout is my email address

Expected Results:  
connection to imail server as before
did you tell your firewall that thunderbird was allowed to connect to the internet ?

Comment 2

8 years ago
I also used Thunderbird 3.1.6 and imap account and I have none of the problem you mention. Maybe it is just a temporary issue with server? Do you still have the issue?

Also, I would be interested to know what issue you have seen with the automatic configuration, because I have no problem with it.

Comment 3

8 years ago
After many attempts I have discovered that this is not a pure Thunderbird bug but an uncompatibility with my antivirus software AVAST.
When I disable the mail agent of AVAST, Thunderbird is able to connect again to
So I suppose this appears after AVAST upgrade to V5
So revisit your avast settings I'm pretty sure there something there to fix your issue.

Not a Thunderbird bug -> INVALID.

Merci vincent.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 5

8 years ago
Maybe we could add this user case to the wiki page:, because there is no mention of firewall or antivirus software impact.

Comment 6

8 years ago
You are right§
This is not a Thunderbird bud!
This is an Avast one.
To correct the issue you need to declare in the expert setting of mail agent:
declare in the SSL account (where is specified that you shoudn't declare any non protect email account): as server 
110 as port and 
ancryption "none".

Sorry for this wrong bug alert!
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