Downloaded Thunderbird and set it up to use IMAP with my dreamhost account. However, for some reason no matter what I do I cannot get Thunderbird to actually connect with my Dreamhost email account. Every time I try to connect:
- I see “Connecting to mail.mydomain.com” in the status bar
- I get an alert box after a few minutes with the message “Connection to server mail.mydomain.com timed out”
I’ve checked and rechecked all the settings I’ve input for my Dreamhost IMAP account and no matter what I do it simply will not connect. I’ve tried my primary alias for username, my actual system username, disabling my firewall (BlackICE), specifically opening port 143 on my firewall to all traffic, etc., but nothing seems to help.
Does anyone know what I might be having a problem and getting constant time outs when attemtpting to connect with my Dreamhost account?