Error Message when sending messages

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Barbara, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Barbara

    Barbara Guest

    When I try to send email messages, I receive an Error Message stating that
    the host "pop3" could not be found (Error # 0x800CCCOD.) When I close the
    program the messages are sent. How can I do to get rid of this pop-up
    window? It appears that I am receiving messages okay.
     
    Barbara, Feb 7, 2007
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  2. This is usually caused by an anti-spam program or an anti-virus set to scan
    email.

    Turn off email scanning in your anti-virus. It provides no added
    protection. After doing so it may be necessary to reset the server names in
    OE.

    The Other E-Mail Threat: File Corruption in Outlook Express
    Published: November 18, 2004
    By Tom Koch
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/community/columns/filecorruption.mspx

    Email scanning slows down Sending and Receiving, sometimes enough that OE
    times out. Since some of the received messages have large (often virus)
    attachments, which exasperates the problem.
    Some Comcast users have found it necessary to totally uninstall Norton and
    switch to the free AVG with mail scanning off. Norton invented email
    scanning and here's what they say:

    "Disabling Email Scanning does not leave you unprotected against viruses
    that
    are distributed as email attachments. Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect scans
    incoming files as they are saved to your hard drive, including email and
    email attachments. Email Scanning is just another layer on top of this. To
    make sure that Auto-Protect is providing the maximum protection, keep
    Auto-Protect enabled and run LiveUpdate regularly to ensure that you have
    the most recent virus definitions."
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...6d4e006aaa94/4ba5fc8ef939c44c88256c7500723cf0

    "...your computer is protected if Auto-Protect is enabled. Auto-Protect
    scans any incoming files, including email attachments, when the files are
    saved to your hard drive."
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2001100907323806

    "NAV provides multiple layers of protection. Email scanning is just one of
    those layers. Even if you are not running Email Scanning, your computer is
    protected against viruses that are distributed as email attachments by NAV
    Auto-Protect. Auto-Protect will scan any incoming files, including email
    attachments, as they are saved to your hard drive. To make sure that
    Auto-Protect is providing the maximum protection, keep Auto-Protect enabled
    and run LiveUpdate regularly to ensure that you have the most recent virus
    definitions."
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...85256edd00478dbd?OpenDocument&src=bar_sch_nam

    See also
    http://help.expedient.com/mailnews/norton_antivirus.shtml

    So Symantec used to say this often and clearly. The newer stuff doesn't
    have the statement included as it was considered an embarrassment. If you
    know anyone who programs for Norton try to get them to talk about it.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Feb 9, 2007
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