[NTLK] Mail V Problem, was Re: Newton vs. E5830 Blog Up

Tony Douglas tonyisyourpal at netscape.net
Wed Feb 10 16:03:51 EST 2010

Evening all !

I've been avoiding saying anything about my mail setup for the last couple of days, just in case I jinxed it and all... but it appears to be working again !

I did a few things, which between them seem to have encouraged Mail V to mend its ways :

1. Delete all the Mail Access entries and create new owner slips for each email account (5 of them currently, with 4 IMAP and 1 POP3 for receiving)

2. Tick the "Disconnect after Send/Receive" option in the Mail V Prefs slip

3. Threaten it by installing GoFetch

Between these three steps, Mail V has been behaving itself since Monday. A fellow commuter saw fit to take a photograph of the full mobile workstation setup (2000U, keyboard, E5830) and show it around his office, where it was commended for being a "combination of ingenuity and basic madness." (And that's the third time my Newtons have been the victims of drive-by photography...) But hey, it works for me, for receiving mail at least. There still appear to be some wrinkles to sort out with sending (specifically via AIM/Netscape's SMTP servers) but I'll knock those on the head as I get through them. At the moment I'm basking in being able to read personal email wherever, do some basic browsing to travel websites and read headlines using Raissa - in addition to all the usual excellent stuff like note taking etc etc. So, at the moment it's kinda all good. Might try Courier for RSS though, and I'm going to have a look at NNTP news readers for the half dozen or so news groups I follow.

Even the eMate 300 I managed to snag on eBay the other day has turned out to have a decent battery, when I initially thought it was a gone-r. And I've only been asked "but what can you do with it ?" once... ;)

Thanks for all the advice and hints everyone !

- Tony

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Bell <simonbell at me.com>
To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
Sent: Wed, Feb 10, 2010 7:44 pm
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Mail V Problem, was Re:  Newton vs. E5830 Blog Up

On 7 Feb 2010, at 20:34, Tony Douglas wrote:

> Mail V and I seem to have a love-hate relationship.

Me too :)

> I didn't change *anything*.

Well, something must have changed...

> Really, honestly I didn't.

Okay, okay, I didn’t say it was changed by you..

> I was just receiving mail like normal, then when the retrieval was  
> finished, the Disconnecting ... slip seemed to take a bit longer  
> than usual, then I got a -48204 error

What could be happening is that Mail V thinks it should be connecting  
to another e-mail account -- one that doesn’t really exist. I can’t  
work out why Mail V should be doing this, but that scenario fits the  
symptoms you describe.

This being the case, it’s the Mail Access slips in your owner card  
that are to blame. Has anything in your owner card changed? Anyway,  
cleaning or rebuilding the InOut box isn’t going to affect anything.

You say you have recreated the Mail Access slips and that the problem  
recurs, which may blow my theory out of the water; but before trying  
another tack I would run the Mail Assistant just to make sure those  
setups are OK.

Hope this gives you something to focus on


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