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Because it works.

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  • You approved it manually

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Conflicts with some Anti-virus products - intermittent mail

Symptom: your email program stops receiving mail or receives mail only intermittently. You may also be no longer able to send mail out.


Users that use Norton AV 2001 or older, Kapersky AV or some other application that uses or redirects port 110 and/or port 25 could see the message that port 110 and/or port 25 is already taken by some other application. This problem has also been reported by users of AVG, Panda, BitDefender, Avast and NOD32.

Port 110 is the default port used by email programs to RECEIVE mail.
Port 25 is the default port used by email programs to SEND mail.


Alternatively, you may see error messages in your email application indicating that a connection could not be made to the mail server. For example: in Outlook Express you might see a message.

There was a problem logging onto your mail server. Your User Name was rejected. Account: 'Your account name', Server: 'localhost', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR unknown user name or bad password', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC91"

You may also see access violations triggered by this problem.

A third symptom is that email can only be received or sent intermittently or not at all.

This may also happen after ChoiceMail has been working flawlessly for some time, purely due to a change in some other module on your computer.

ChoiceMail cannot always detect and handle this problem automatically. The problem is not caused by or due to ChoiceMail itself. It is happening because the port redirection is not being handled properly by the other application. We have also seen this problem when an otherwise perfectly working AV product was updated such that this bug is introduced.

The solution to change the POP3 port number and the SMTP port number in ChoiceMail to values other than 110 and 25 respectively or to shut down the other application. These are the ports on which ChoiceMail listens for your email program. The settings can be found in Options | Configuration | Advanced.

You can use any port numbers you wish, the catch being that you can't pick ports that might conflict with something ELSE running on your computer. We have found that using 111 and 26 typically work fine but you can just keep incrementing those values if you continue to find conflicts.

If you change the POP3 and/or SMTP port settings in ChoiceMail, you must also change the port settings for the account in your email application that connects to ChoiceMail so that they match.


There are other articles in our knowledgebase that can help you with specific email programs. Please use our knowledgebase search facility with the appropriate keywords for your situation.
 

What our users say:

after [installing] ChoiceMail One, zero, zilch, zip, not a single piece of spam.

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