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POP3 settings going away or problems with Spectrum?

retiredafretiredaf Posts: 18
in Email Mar 07, 2020

For the past week I have been unable to connect to my roadrunner email using the same POP3 settings I've had for years. I was using this instead of IMAP for the purposes of pulling email off-line to store it on my PC and not clutter any of my mobile devices. I did create a new account using IMAP and that works just fine but I don't want to populate my cellphone with all the storage folders I use at home. I cannot find any causes online for what's happening so my only guess is that maybe POP3 is a holdover from older Windows versions and it's being phased out? And yes, my dinosaur PC is still windows7 using windows live mail as the client.

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  • Renee_TRenee_T Posts: 19 Mod
    Mar 08, 2020 Accepted Answer

    Good evening!


    We transitioned from POP-3 to IMAP settings for third party mail clients a few months ago, so any third party apps would need to be set up with IMAP settings in order to function properly. 


    Renee T.
    Spectrum-Social Media Customer Care
    Moderator-Community Forums


  • ddeerrffddeerrff Posts: 151 ✭✭✭✭
    Mar 08, 2020

    What are you using for settings?

  • retiredafretiredaf Posts: 18
    Mar 09, 2020

    Did they tell anyone? Thanks for verifying it wasn't just my old machine

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