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I'm posting here because I have had 3 phone calls with cox customer support over the last month and they have been unable to resolve the issue I am having even though they first agreed that it was an issue on the backend of their server.
I can login to webmail.cox.net with my cox email and password, no problems.
I cannot access my cox email through any imap device. I have tried an iMac, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, at my own home and from different locations on different wifi networks. So I know it is not an issue with my devices. I have also triple-checked the imap server settings, and ensured they are exactly according to cox's requirements: imap.cox.net , secure port 993, etc...
The first cox customer support agent also was unable to access the account via IMAP either. That support agent was able to somehow get it working, but never followed-up to say how. And it worked for 1 week, and now the same issue has happened again.
I have even tried changing my cox account password completely, and I am able to login via webmail.cox.net everytime, yet any attempt to login via imap with the same login details is rejected by cox as an invalid username or password.
Can someone at cox please look at my account on the cox server backend and determine what is causing this? It is extremely frustrating to get locked out of email for a month like this.
Thank you for your help!
Thank you so much for your reply and for checking it on the backend. What you describe about it not showing any imap login attempts must be part of the problem, as I assure you, I have been trying to login via imap for weeks, and from a few different devices.
The last Cox rep I spoke with on the phone on Friday also tried to login via imap and was unable. Once she saw the same issue and realized that it wasn't me entering a wrong password or something, she opened an escalated ticket.
Last night the password that I've been using to access email through the webmail interface stopped working, so I assume someone at Cox has been looking at it.
I had to reset the password again so that I could login and post this reply. And again, the webmail accepts the new password, and imap does not.
I appreciate your help. This is so frustrating to be taking weeks to get resolved. Let me know any info you need from me or anything I can help with for diagnosing the issue.
I am having the same issue. I use Mozilla Thunderbird as my email client, which reports the error "Sending of password did not succeed. Mail server pop.cox.net responded: account is inactive". Logging into myemail.cox.net shows that the account is indeed still active and receiving mail, I'm just not able to access it through Thunderbird. I have attempted to access the account from multiple devices with the same result. I manage multiple Cox email addresses from the same Thunderbird installation and all of my other accounts work just fine using the same server settings: pop.cox.net, SSL/TLS, port 995.
I would suggest using IMAP instead of POP3 for that account.