Unable to connect to SMTP server

Beginning last night I have been unable to send email through either of my two email programs, Thunderbird and PopPeeper. My error console recorded this error:

Timestamp: 2/10/2015 7:50:45 AM
Error: pop.verizon.net : server does not support RFC 5746, see CVE-2009-3555

I am running Windows 8.1 and until last night have not experienced any problems. No settings were changed.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Re: Unable to connect to SMTP server
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Not sure what causes it but RFC5476 is about renegotiation the TLS security.  Originally there was exposure for renegotiation and this was meant to supply a secure way to renegotiate security.  I would guess that Verizon doesn't support any renegotiation, a option that some choice when this problem first was recognized.