Python installation breaks Outlook Express

JanC usenet_spam at janc.invalid
Wed Dec 8 04:15:06 CET 2004


Mike schreef:

> I have the same problem.  It isn't a problem with Outlook.  It is with
> Python.  I loose my wired AND wireless connections.  Removing Python
> bringst them back to operational.
> Mike

I don't know about the wired/wireless connections above, but this:

> M. Laymon wrote:
>> I just installed Python 2.3.3 under Windows XP professional.  After I
>> did, my wife tried to access her email using Outlook Express and got
>> the error messages:
>>
>> Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible
>> causes for
>> this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of
>> inactivity.
>> Account: 'incoming.verizon.net', Server: 'outgoing.verizon.net',
>> Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
>>
>> Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible
>> causes for this
>> include server problems, network problems, or a long period of
>> inactivity.
>> Account: 'incoming.verizon.net', Server: 'incoming.verizon.net',
>> Protocol: POP3,
>> Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F
>>
>>  (No comments about Outlook, please.I have tried to get her to use a
>> different email program, but she likes Outlook.)   I checked the
>> settings, then recreated her account in Outlook, but nothing worked.
>> My Mozilla Thunderbird email client worked fine.
>>
>> Since the only thing I had done recently was to install Python.  I
>> used system restore to go back to the point before installing Python.
>> After I did, Outlook started working again.  Has anyone else seen
>> this behavior ?

... might happen if you use a Python program to filter spam in Outlook 
(e.g. SpamBayes).  This error is often caused by a personal firewall 
blocking such a filter program, and after a Python upgrade, every Python 
program will be considered "unknown".

-- 
JanC

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