[NTLK] MailV Stability/DHCP Issues

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Fri May 20 13:48:09 EDT 2016

On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 1:27 PM, Michael W. Arnold <michael at rnold.info> wrote:
> Afternoon all,
> I recently found a 3Com 3C589C pc card new in the box on eBay.  (For only $8!!!!)


> I’ve been attempting over the last several days to get e-mail working on my eMate.
> Thus far DHCP doesn’t seem to work and MailV is spotty.

DHCP is definitely problematic on Newtons, so you're not alone there.
Configuring a static IP address is best. DNS should work, though
you'll have to hard-code DNS servers.

> Manually entering network information and referencing imap and smtp servers by IP rather than name, nets occasional successful sends and retrieves of e-mail.  Normally, however, I get random error messages stating that the connection was lost or disconnected.  Sometimes a reboot of the eMate will solve the problem.
> My question: is this a MailV issue, eMate issue, something with my network, etc?

My first question would be is this an upgraded eMate? Internet access
with just 1MB of RAM (which the MessagePad 2000 & eMate 300 came with)
is often just too little, but the 4MB upgrade in the eMate or a
MessagePad 2100 is sufficient. I wouldn't rule out network issues or
MailV. I haven't tried Internet on my eMate as I don't have the memory
upgrade, but another consideration might be the processor speed (25MHz
in the eMate vs 162MHz in the MessagePad 2x00s) as it's possible it
causes connection timeouts.

I wouldn't rule out network or MailV issues, but I think you should be
able to get this stable enough to send basic emails.


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