Python installation breaks Outlook Express

Jere Kahanpaa kahanpaa at
Mon Jan 12 21:42:17 CET 2004


M. Laymon <mxlaym009 at> wrote:
> Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible
> causes for 
> this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of
> inactivity. 
> Account: '', Server: '', 
> Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F

Python is not the source of your problem. The Verizon servers had some 
problems (they should now be OK, i think): due to an obscure 
misconfiguration they managed to make flood their own servers with 
requests - an auto-DOS of sorts.

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