I use MS office outlook for MAC 2011.
error code gives the following explanation:
Connection to the server failed or was dropped. Explanation: Could not retrieve mail.
Account name: "xxxxxxxx" Error: -17895"
This is an Entourage internal error netLostConnectionErr, and is generated when Entourage hits eofErr trying to read a network stream from the server and expects more data to be coming. It could also be generated if, when trying to create a connection, Entourage (apparently) successfully authenticates, but then the network connection closes immediately thereafter.
A network sniff could help determine whether or not the server is doing the losing of the connection (and possibly why) or whether Entourage is expecting more data than it should.
User reports: It turned out to be a mail server issue, which our ISP managed to resolve using the information provided above.
It worked fine until 2 days ago.
Now the mail shield is disabled I receive my mails, but I'm not happy with an insecured mail transfer.