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Python installation breaks Outlook Express

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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
Jul 18 '05 #1
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Hi !

I use P2.3.3 and O.E. without pb ?!?

Suggest : perhaps is your wife buggued ? ;o)
Michel Claveau

Jul 18 '05 #2

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"M. Laymon" <mxlaym009@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
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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: .... 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 ?


I find errors with either the mail service or Windows to be fairly common.
Server errors tend to disappear by waiting. Windows glitches disappear
(often) by rebooting. I recently 'fixed' a problem with OE on XPHome that
way. Did you try reinstalling to see if coincidence was just that?

Terry J. Reedy
Jul 18 '05 #3

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Hi.

M. Laymon <mxlaym009@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote:
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


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.

Jere
--
Lord, make my words as sweet as honey, for one day I may have to eat them
- Daryl Benson
Jul 18 '05 #4

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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


Jul 18 '05 #5

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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

"Be strict when sending and tolerant when receiving."
RFC 1958 - Architectural Principles of the Internet - section 3.9
Jul 18 '05 #6

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