So much to do, so much to write — and major hassle factor as Gmail holds my
email hostage, pretending my username and password isn’t valid.
OK, I can get in via the web. I can send mail via SMTP. But if I want to POP
download, that’s not happening. That hasn’t been happening for at least 5 hours
Outlook gives me this error:
Error (0x800CCC92) : Your e-mail server rejected your login. Verify your
user name and password in your account properties. Under Tools, click E-mail
accounts. The server responded: -ERR [AUTH] Username and password not
Argh! Argh, argh, argh! Give me my mail!
My username and password are fine, believe me. I didn’t suddenly change them
in Outlook or Mailwasher, for that matter. Gmail’s just having a bad day and
taking me along with it.
I’ve been through this before, as covered
here. I haven’t seen any
widespread complaints, so perhaps it’s just me. If so, I don’t know why. And if
it’s more than just me, I sure wish Gmail would have some type of status report
so I’d know.
How about checking help? Sure, they’ve got a topic on that.
POP: I keep
receiving prompts to enter my username and password basically says make sure
you’ve entered your info correctly and that you aren’t checking your email too
often. Neither is the situation with me. It would be nice if they’d added
The problem could also be us! From time to time, we’ve been known to have
an off-day. Check our network status page to see if this is a reported issue
or try back later.