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Offline JayFCatskills

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OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« on: August 12, 2004, 10:35:14 PM »
Hello Everyone,

Using Avast 4.1 Home.  Incoming and outgoing scanning appears to work, but my outgoing messages are not being handed off to Outlook Express's "Sent Items" folder.

I have the option to keep a copy of sent messages checked in OE, but I wonder if I'm dealing with a bug or if I somehow mis-configured the Avast setup.

I have installed/un-installed twice and this is still happening.

Thanks for any help or tips.  Great forum!

Jay

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2004, 10:36:42 PM »
Avast has nothing to do with where/how send items are stored, this is a OE problem. Are you sure you configured OE correctly?

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2004, 10:37:59 PM »
Yes, I went through all the options, checked server names, etc.  

Jay

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2004, 11:24:50 PM »
Hi Jay
Welcome to the forums. Take a look. Let us know if this solves your problem.
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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2004, 11:53:58 PM »
Bob,

Thanks for the capture.  Everything indicated was already checked.

I even went back and did a restore to last Friday after uninstalling Avast! and I'm having the same problem.

This all started two days ago when I uninstalled Avast (subscription was up) and re-installed it.

Now Avast is off my system (temporarily) and the sent items problem remains.  I deleted the last week's worth of sent mails in the folder to see if there was an issue with space, but that didn't help.

Jay

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2004, 11:58:01 PM »
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As far as I know, there isn't anything in Avast! that has anything to do with either saving or not saving your replies.
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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2004, 11:59:21 PM »
In a possibly related issue...

Ever since installing Avast, OE would time out while sending larger files (over 2.5mB).  I'd get the SMTP server timeout dialog, even though a file was still uploading.  Clicking "Yes" to "Do you want to wait for your server to respond?" would re-send the file to the recipient once the current one was through uploading.

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2004, 12:01:44 AM »
Bob (& Eddy),

Thanks for the quick responses; I'll do some more digging and just have to remember to cc myself on replies I want to keep for the moment.

Jay

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2004, 12:08:05 AM »
JayFCatskills, this is not a error from Avast. It has to do with your ISP's mail server most likely. Basicly what happens is this:

1] You create a mail.
2] You click on send.
3] The mail server of your ISP receives this info.
4] OE is starting to send the mail after receiving a "ok" from the mail server
5] OE starts sending.
6] Avast notice this (if you have set 'scan outgoing mail) and starts scanning
7] The mail server is waiting.
8] The mail server does not get a response within a (defined time by your ISP) time.
9] The server thinks something is wrong and gives the time-out error.

One solution is to disable the outgoing-mail scanning. While Avast is scanning the mail, the server is waiting for a response. The larger the mail is, the more time it takes for Avast to scan it. Very logical. But the mail server is inpatient  :-\ and doesn't want to wait that " long". So it generates a error.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2004, 12:13:37 AM by Eddy »

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2004, 12:18:35 AM »
Eddy,

Thanks for walking me through the steps.  Makes complete sense (and thankfully it's unrelated to this current dilemma).

If I ever discover what happened, I'll footnote this thread.

Thanks again for being here.

Jay

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2004, 12:23:30 AM »
No problem, we all have to learn and I happen to be someone who is working with comps for over 24 years and I am still learning  ;) And although I am not a "teacher" I am doing my best to help others if I can. I remember the time when I could use some help, even if it was no exactly accurate, and was happy to receive any information  ;)

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2004, 12:42:40 AM »
JayFCatskills
You can also change the time delay in you OE settings
Go to Tools then Accounts then select your default account and select Properties
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2004, 12:44:44 AM »
Good thinking Bob!!! It's been a very long time ago since I used OE. So I forgot about that.

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2004, 12:48:24 AM »
Outstanding!  Thanks Bob.

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Re:OE SENT ITEMS - NOTHING!
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2004, 01:18:09 AM »
Hi JayFCatskills
Your quite welcome. I'm glad it worked.

Eddie
You still know more than I ever will. You work on these things for a living. Right now I just live to play with them. ;D
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