Exchange Hangs Trying to Download Mail.
Posted on 1998-08-15
This morning, I started Outlook 97, & selected "Deliver Now" to download mail from my ISP. It dialed my ISP, downloaded about half the messages, then hanged with the "Deliver Messages" dialog box. Clicking "Cancel" had no effect (This has been the case since I reinstalled Outlook). Clicking the "x" to exit, also had no effect. It was hanged on the process, MAPISP32.EXE, & I could only get the process to terminate with "End Task". After this, whenever I seleccted, "Deliver Now", nothing happened, at all. Also, I was unalbe to close Outlook without using "End Task".
I opened Exchange & got same results. I restarted Exchange, composed a test message to my own account & could send it, but, again, it hanged while trying to download the messages on my account. If I do not try to send or receive messages, I can close Exchange with no problem. However, after hanging on sending & receiving, It hangs with the "Wait for Exchange to exit" dialog box & I must "End Task".
I opened Netscape & was able to download the remaining messages with its email client, so I don't think the problem is with my ISP.
I have tried removing & re-adding the Internet mail service, removing & re-creating my profile, removing all profiles & recreating one profile. I just reinstalled all the software on my system two months ago. I hope I can aviod reinstalling this program.