After rebooting my wifes PC, to install yet more Winblows updates, Outlook no longer is able to retrieve mail from my Linux server. It just times out waiting for a reply.
I checked at my server, and fetchmail is still pulling mail from the ISP, and storing it in the mail file. But when popa3d is invoked, by Outlook trying to get the mail, is stalls, and never returns. This is what I get:
Oct 11 00:40:03 The-Tardis popa3d: Authentication passed for erindoors
Oct 11 00:40:03 The-Tardis popa3d: 1 message (5231 bytes) loaded
What I don't get, is the last message, which should be something like:
1 (5231) deleted, 0 (0) left
Also, the "child" version of popa3d, running as "erindoors" is still active. This eventually times out with:
Oct 11 00:50:03 The-Tardis popa3d: Connection timed out
And the cycle starts again.
I've tried killing just the "child" process. I've also tried killing the main daemon process and restarting it, but I get the same stall the next time her Outlook tries to pull mail.
The popa3d process spawned to retrieve my mail, is still working perfectly. It's only hers that is now failing.
BTW Absolutely nothing was touched on my Linux server at the time this started happening.
Any ideas anyone.