How to Fix Webmail Not Working in Browser
TCGEP Designs recommends using webmail in lieu of an email program. Email can be accessed with a browser when you have Internet access. You can check email from any device or computer with Internet.
Make sure your computer or device is connected to the Internet
Restart Your Device
Most basic issues can be resolved by restarting your device. A restart typically clears caches and forces your device to reload the program, browser or web page you are having issues with.
WARNING: Before you shut down or restart your device, save all necessary work to prevent loss of data.
Check Your Internet Connection:
Open a web browser (Firefox, Safari, Explorer, Chrome, etc.). Go to www.google.com. Do a basic search of a subject.
First, is your Internet working? If No, then you need to be able to connect to the Internet to send and receive email. Troubleshoot your connection and fix that before proceeding.
If Yes, then Open Google Image search and search for flower, dog, cat of whatever you prefer. Do the images load quickly or very slow. If quickly then we can presume your connection is normal and stable. If slow then you may be having a connection issue and must first fix that. Email / Webmail requires a stable connection. Your device connects to the email server and goes through an authentication process. If the connection isn’t stable there may be issues with communicating with the server.
5 Minute System Error
If you’re getting the Webmail 5 Minute System Error. When this occurs, it means your connection to the webmail system became unstable. There are many reasons this can happen, but most likely due to a corrupt browser cookie.
5 Minute System Error Resolution
In order to resolve this, do the following:
Log out of the webmail. (physically click the logout button, not just close the browser),
Clear the Temporary Internet files/ cache,
Clear the Internet Browser cookies – This Is Very Important,
Close the Web Browser.
Clear Browser Cache and Cookies
Often, problems with websites and webmail are associated with the information the browser caches (holds). A cache is used to make pages load faster. The easiest solution is to instruct your browser to delete whatever it has in the cache. Once emptied, the browser will reload the web page and store a fresh copy. Once that’s done, the problem may go away.
Cookies, or web tokens, can get out-of-sync and cause similar problems when changes have been made to a website. Instructing your browser to clear all cookies is one of the simplest solutions to many issues.
Every browser is unique as are the various releases. You should be familiar with cache and cookie settings and where they are stored. If not, do an Internet search to find how to clear them.
Website Status Check
Is it all users that’s having the problem or just you?
Go to this website and type in the website address you want to visit.
Get the result –
Site Down: No, it’s not just you. The site is offline.
Site Up: It may be just you. There is probably a problem with the connection between your computer and the site.