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  • I’m using the email to post function for a client. I haven’t had issues with getting it to work before so I’m not sure where to go from here. I’ve actually set up too addresses for the purpose of this exercise and neither work, but give different errors.

    The first is an address that is not the same domain as the wordpress installation, the second is the same domain as the wordpress installation.

    The first gives me this error:
    POP3 connect: Error [110] [Connection timeout]

    The second gives me the error:
    POP3 connect: Error [111] [Connection refused]

    I know the post to email works. I’ve never actually had a problem with it so I assume that the issue is with the connection to the POP server or on the mail side, but any ideas are helpful. I actually haven’t seen any of the POP3 connect: Error [111] [Connection refused] errors in the forums, a few of the 110, so I wonder if this is working but the authentication isn’t working out.

    Any ideas?

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  • I’m getting exactly the same error code specifically when I try to manually update and run the “wp-mail.php”.

    I did the same as you igarrett, and tried with an email on the domain and another outside the domain and I got:

    POP3 connect: Error [111] [Connection refused]

    on both of them. Hope someone has come across this before and can offer some advice…

    Ok I’ve just spent the last 5 days chasing down this error. For me, I was getting the “connection refused” Turns out that my web host, who the email address came from does not support this kind of blog operation. You can only check email from a email program not from a website. I put in a email address from my internet provider and it worked just as described in WP how to book.

    Oh one more quick note, when I got a “connection timeout” error, it turned out I had the wrong numbers in there. Put it back to [110] and it worked!

    Just wanted to clarify…. Try changing your email address and info to a different company.

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