Re: [NTLK] internet problems

From: Thomas Isenbarger (
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 12:16:37 PST

On Mar 10, 2005, at 12:13, Martin Joseph wrote:

> On Mar 10, 2005, at 9:33 AM, Thomas Isenbarger wrote:
> <snip>
>> I would say that 9 times out of 10 when I use SimpleMail, I get some
>> kind of problem or hang in the connection (before the mail check even
>> starts). But, with Newtscape, I get a successful connection 9 times
>> out of 10, and probably at a higher frequency than that.
> <snip>
> Could be because mail clients tend to be more demanding with regards to
> there connections and access to the mail server...
> Also, depending on how much mail is involved this could be a memory
> issue.

Thanks for the response, Marty. But, the problems occur during the
connection phase, either in getting a configuration from the DHCP
server (if I have it set up that way) or in resolving a server (mail or
web) IP address (if I have it set up manually). This is before any
mail is downloaded. I have no idea why it would make a difference
whether the connection was initiated by SimpleMail or NewtsCape because
it seems that the initial connection would be the same for both apps.

Does this clarify it? Anyone else had similar experiences?

Tom Isenbarger

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