Python installation breaks Outlook Express

Mike mike at tropicalstorm.com
Mon Dec 6 21:56:23 CET 2004


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

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 ?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> M. Laymon




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