Doug, The localhost is coming from PC-cillin. The email scan has been turned on. One thing about PC-cillin is that sometimes the mailscan works fine, and other times it causes problems and won't work. In those cases I recommend turning it off. As long as the pattern file is being updated and real time scan is left on, the mail scan is not that critical. I'm not sure what version of pc-cillin is being used so I can't give you the mouse clicks to turn it off, but it is in the settings. You don't really need to do the following, but if you want to you can also go into the run key of the registry and remove the pop3scan and the webtrap. These modules are always running even when you turn the features off in pc-cillin. Spider -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Douglas S. Oliver Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 11:09 AM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] strange email pop3 behavior Hi, folks. I've been helping an elderly client of mine--80yrs+--set up and maintain her new computer. The computer has a Duron processor, win98se, netscape 4.79, 128Mb ram, Ontrack system works, pccillin. This is the problem: Her email smtp server works fine, but the pop3 server settings keep being reset to localhost whenever the computer is turned off completely. This means she can send email without problems; she just cannot receive email until the pop settings are reset. I have set the pop settings in netscape, and IE5. I searched the registry for localhost to make sure the settings pointed to the right place. I'm not at her machine at this moment, but looking at my own, I can't see what else to check. I've found no settings (on my machine) for the pop server in win.ini or system.ini. Hidden somewhere there must be a setting that always changes the pop server when the computer is turned off. Any ideas? I should say that her computer had been working fine until a family member came from overseas and used it. My client could give no further info. Thanks -- d For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.