KB867801 causes timeouts in OE and IMAP

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by pepebuho, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. pepebuho

    pepebuho Guest

    Hi
    After applying KB867801 I started to have problems trying to keep a
    connection to an IMAP server.

    The program connects fine and starts to download headers and messages, but
    then suddenly it stops. I can download maybe 20 to 25 headers before
    Outlook Experss complains about a timeout.

    The IMAP server is on a LAN (I am the only user).
    I already changed the IMAP program (was Courier,now it is Dovecot).

    It does not matter what IMAP client I try to use, the result is the same
    Originally I had Outlook 2000 working perfectly before applying KB867801.
    I used Thunderbird and Outlook Express with the same result.

    What is KB867801 doing that makes the system slow enough to provoke
    timeouts?
    And how do I rollback the changes? My system is a Windows 2k with all
    patches.

    Javier
     
    pepebuho, Aug 8, 2004
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    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Did you download Q867801 with your A/V running? Go to Add/Remove
    Programs in the Control Panel and remove it. If all is well, go
    Windows Updates and download it again with your A/V disabled.
     
    Bruce Hagen, Aug 8, 2004
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  3. pepebuho

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Did you have a question???
     
    Bruce Hagen, Aug 8, 2004
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    DL Guest

    I think the blank space was it

     
    DL, Aug 8, 2004
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  5. pepebuho

    pepebuho Guest

    No, I did not. Nevertheless, I removed as you said and downloaded it with
    my AV disabled.

    I am still having the same problem. I downloads 20 to 30 headers/messages
    and then it timeouts. What else can I do?

    Thanks
     
    pepebuho, Aug 9, 2004
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    davexnet02 Guest

    How about installing 871260 ? I'vr heard that in some instances
    it helps.
    Dave
     
    davexnet02, Aug 9, 2004
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  7. pepebuho

    pepebuho Guest

    Hi
    Same
    I uninstalled 867801 and installed 871260 (AV off) and I am still getting
    the same problem.
     
    pepebuho, Aug 9, 2004
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    PA Bear Guest

    Your current Identity may be damaged, especially if its the default Main
    Identity. Try one or more of your accounts in a new Named Identity
    (File>Identities>Add new identity). Assuming all is well, import messages
    from the old Identity before deleting it (File>Identities>Manage
    Identities).

    Don't use Inbox or Sent Items to archive messages. Move them to local
    folders created for this purpose.

    Disable Background Compacting and frequently perform a manual compact of all
    OE folders while "working offline". More at
    http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/files/maintain.htm.

    Your anti-virus application's email scanning feature can also cause such
    corruption. Disable it. It provides no additional protection.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE), AH-VSOP

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    PA Bear, Aug 9, 2004
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  9. pepebuho

    pepebuho Guest

    I did something better. I created a totally brand new User in Win2k.
    Then I logged off my usual user and logged in as the new user.
    Then I opened OE and set the account details to my IMAP account. Again,
    no dice. After a few headlines are downloaded, the connection timeouts.

    Regarding using the Inbox and sent, I was trying to keep all my e-mail on
    the IMAP server. I am switching between linux and microsoft frequently and
    I would rather keep a single mail repository. That is why I am using IMAP.
    My server on my LAN fetches my email from my isp account and I can see it
    from my PC (sometimes it is in Linux mode, sometimes it is in Windows mode)
     
    pepebuho, Aug 10, 2004
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