[antispam-f] Re: Problems with Antispam 1.63.1

  • From: Frank de Bruijn <antispam@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: antispam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:53:21 +0100

In article <530f702f4cSteve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
   Steve Joyce <Steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> It complained on loading that the mailbox labels were incorrect, also
> explained why. Edited the choices file and AS now loads. However,
> fetching mail does not appear to work reliably. TapirMail will work if
> loaded first, but if AS fails, then both TapirMail and NetSurf tend to
> fail, with 'socket not connected' message from TapirMail and Netsurf
> failing to resolve any addresses.

If TapirMail uses POP connections, it will use the same port as
AntiSpam, so if AntiSpam crashes without being able to close the port
properly (which shouldn't happen...), that could explain why TapirMail
would fail. NetSurf failing however, makes no sense to me. Unless the
crash also takes down the support program (!NSQ) that checks blocklists,
right in the middle of a check.

> As I'm running VRPC, exiting to Windows XP, doing a restart and then
> reloading VRPC restores TapirMail and NetSurf, but not AntiSpam.

Unfortunately, VPRC introduces an extra variable which I am unable to
test. I know RISC OS networking on VRPC is 'hooked' into the Windows
internet stack, but I have no idea how that affects things exactly.

Other than that, how does AntiSpam fail exactly? Do the logs contain
anything useful?

> Reverting to version 1.61.1 (from the original zip file) doesn't seem
> to cure the problem. Something has got scrambled and I've failed to
> identify what.

Did you restore the original Settings file?

What changes did you make to the Settings file? Could you send me a copy
of the file (not to the list but to me directly and without login
details of course)?

A copy of your Rules file could also be useful.


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