Having relibility problems with tidpop3 and tidsmtp

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Subject: Having relibility problems with tidpop3 and tidsmtp
Posted by:  arthur hoornweg (antispam.hoornweg@casema.nl.net)
Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006

Since upgrading my mail server from twsocket to indy 10 I have
major reliability problems.  This transition was more or less
forced upon me because we use a new smtp relay that
needs smtp authentification.
I use a recent  developer snapshot of indy 10 on BDS2006.

At least once or twice a week I hit the situation where either
component just hangs during a transmission, even if the
connecttimeout and readtimeout properties are set to 60000
milliseconds.

Sometimes, when I check upon our mailserver on monday mornings,
I find it has been in this condition since the saturday before.
Our DSL connection  is automatically closed once every 24 hours by
the internet  provider (t-online in Germany).
So why doesn't the readtimeout kick in? If the transmission is
interrupted for any reason, the readtimeout should kick in sooner
or later, shouldn't it?

It is a terrible p.i.t.a. because people in my company no longer trust
the mail server, and call me to check up on it several times daily
when they're waiting for mail.

--
Arthur Hoornweg

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