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Can anyone offer help / translation / advice of the winsock error while popping mail from Spamcop which results in incomplete mail collection / mail left on server

This has just started in he last couple of weeks

I'm using Windows Xp ( up to date ) and no crashes and Turnpike email - stable for years

The pc connects via ethernet cable to a broadband router

No problems seen with web browers or any downloads

It looks like a checksum error after reading 565 k of data but where to start

log file edited - other similar log entries

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 Collecting mail from POP3 server mail.spamcop.net

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] <- +OK Hello there.

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] -> USER ****************

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] <- +OK Password required.

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] -> PASS *****

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] <- +OK logged in.

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] -> STAT

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] <- +OK 3 578589

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:33 POP3[C14] -> UIDL

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- +OK

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- 1 ************************

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- 2 ************************

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- 3 ************************

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- .

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] -> DELE 1

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- +OK Deleted.

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] -> DELE 2

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- +OK Deleted.

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] -> TOP 3 0

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] <- +OK headers follow.

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:34 POP3[C14] -> RETR 3

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:42 POP3[C14] <- +OK 565049 octets

Read error

-- Winsock ERROR : Operation would block

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:42 Finished collecting mail from POP3 server mail.spamcop.net, 0 messages accepted, 0 rejected

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:14:42 2 messages deleted from POP3 server, 1 messages remain

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According to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc975831.aspx this is a temporary condition - yet evidently it is not. Awaiting comment from mail users ... presumably others are not encountering this but may have an answer.

Thanks - I saw that entry .

You must think that there's some error recovery built into the transfer and why get now errors for two weeks and counting and not for previous 5 years .

Don't you love technology ?

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The scenario offered up seems to suggest (to me) that there's a high possibility of a corrupted (e-mail) file involved. Have you logged directly into your webmail account and handle 'all' the existing e-mails showing there? That your log descibes some activity working fine (the two deletes) but then a "read error" just seems to at least hint that there's a file issue involved. If you can't find/delete the e-mail with a problem, tou will need to give a holler to "supporrt[at]" or use the 'problem' link.

Moved Topic to the SpamCop Email System & Accounts Forum section. PM sent to advise of this action.

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My instinct tells me that this is a PC error rather than a SpamCop Email error. There wopuld be many other complaints if the problem is at the SC end.

Wazoo suggests the possibility of some corruption within your Email box. Why not try installing an alternative Email program - if you are using Outlook then try Mozilla Thunderbird. If using Tbird then try Pegasus Mail. That should enable you to rule out (or in) the Email program.

My expectation is that you have a Winsock corruption. I remember an incident years ago where my OS winsock became corrupted and I got a similar problem. It was prior to Windows XP - probably Win 98SE - but I have a feeling the solution was to find another machine, copy the winsock files and replace them on the 'faulty' machine. The general belief, at the time, was that the winsock was infected with some form of virus but there was not real evidence to confirm this.

Andrew

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