KB867801 causes timeouts in OE and IMAP

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

  1. pepebuho

    pepebuho Guest

    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
    And how do I rollback the changes? My system is a Windows 2k with all

    pepebuho, Aug 8, 2004
    1. Advertisements

  2. pepebuho

    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
    1. Advertisements

  3. pepebuho

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Did you have a question???
    Bruce Hagen, Aug 8, 2004
  4. pepebuho

    DL Guest

    I think the blank space was it

    DL, Aug 8, 2004
  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?

    pepebuho, Aug 9, 2004
  6. pepebuho

    davexnet02 Guest

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

    pepebuho Guest

    I uninstalled 867801 and installed 871260 (AV off) and I am still getting
    the same problem.
    pepebuho, Aug 9, 2004
  8. pepebuho

    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

    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

    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

    Are You Ready for WinXP SP2?

    What You Should Know About Spyware

    AumHa Forums
    PA Bear, Aug 9, 2004
  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
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.