Any IMAIL Experts out there?

Posted on 2003-03-11
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I keep getting an error while trying to download mail from an imail server. I've patched, upgraded. I've checked the DNS, everything is fine. I can send mail to it, I can get to the mail in the web messaging service but all outlook or eudora do is: "Downloading 1 of 8 messages..." for about 2 minutes and then it spits out this error:

"The connection to the server was interrupted. If this problem continues, contact your server administrator."

I've used Imail before with little problems, but on this server, well 2 totally different servers now, it wont work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:tomkinite
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Is this something you do from one particular PC, or are several cients experiencing problems? The first thing I come to think about is a misconfigured firewall somewhere (web interface port 80; POP3 port 110).

YOu could try a really good e-mail client, Pegasus (www.pmail.com) that is strictly standards-compliant.

You could also try telnet into the server, see if you can get the communication to run OK.

You could run a packet sniffer (I think ethereal is available for windows platform, too) and see if you can pinpoint the problem (if this is a network you are allowed to do such things on).


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Ah... well, thanks for the points, but did I help you? Did you discover the actual problem?


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