I had to reinstall XP and Office from scratch, including the upgrade to SP2, and Outlook now refuses main contact with my POP3 servers. I'm getting a variety of error messages, principally 0x80040154 but also some others referenced here.
Yes I've tried detect and repair. Yes I've deleted and reinstalled Windows. Yes the exact same POP3 settings work fine on another PC.
Research here and elsewhere suggests the problem might lie with inetcomm.dll, so I tried to reinstall that with regsvr ... but even though I can see a copy of the dll in windows/system, the command 'regsvr32 inetcomm.dll' fails with 'the specified module cannot be found'.
Am I doing something really dumb here? Are here registry settings I need to check first?