Windows Mail fails when connecting to AIM.COM mail server

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I have an HP laptop with Vista as the OS. I use Windows Mail to access my email. I've used this for over a year. Suddenly, I am getting the
following error. I can connect to the aim web mail, so my password, etc is
valid and working. This seems to be an SSL error, but I have not changed my
configuration of the servers in Windows Mail. Any ideas why this is suddenly
occurring? Thanks.
-------------Error message below -------------------
The connection to the server has failed. Account: '', Server:
'', Protocol: POP3, Port: 995, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error:
10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E