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Old 28. Jun 2009, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried Foxmail yesterday and really liked it except for one weird issue. When set to auto start with Windows (XP Pro SP3) I could not shutdown the system at the end of a session. Items on the taskbar disappeared until reaching Foxmail then freeze. The only way around was to switch the power off. Has anyone else encountered this with Foxmail?
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Yes, happened on a couple of machines ( all running XP versions ). People involved went back to Thunderbird. Also caused various other write errors at shutdown when not in auto-modus. Looks like a "bad code" issue, but I have not bothered looking at it any more intensely.

Some people are very enthusiastic about it, others have problems with it.
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Thanks Mike. So far, as long as I run it manually and close before powering off my system seeks OK. If it stays like this I can live with it because I do prefer this one to Thunderbird. I like Dream Mail better but without a spell check not much good for me!
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I didn't bother trying it after seeing it cause problems on a few other machines. I don't use a spell-checker, never felt the need.

Although it is clearly stated in various places that this is is a freeware program from China, it appears that some people think this is a "Firefox" application.

This simple program cleared up some problems for a few people;

http://www.ntwind.com/software/utilities/close-all.html

A few people were simply turning machines off with several applications running. This will eventually cause problems of course. I noticed more and more people simply switching machines off, or "pulling the plug" recently, instead of shutting down and powering down properly. I visited an old customer of mine, who was having some problems with a large network I installed twenty years ago, and at his request I also had a discreet wander around various departments to see what was going on.

He told me a couple of people had complained about not being able to see some things very well on various screens, and he was considering buying some new ones.

I cleaned one of them using some special tar/nicotine/general-filth remover.

I don't think he will be buying any new ones yet, but he might introduce a smoking ban in his offices!

All the machines were absolutely filthy as well! Most of the power supply and other machine intakes choked with dust, fluff etc. Rather a wonder they have not yet failed as a result of overheating!

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I don't use a spell-checker, never felt the need.
I don't feel the need either but I do know what the result might be without one!

Thanks for the other info - much appreciated. The thing I see most here is cooler problems. We have a lot of soil dust and high humidity so it sticks like glue. The first service I perform for new customers (when I have any!) is to tape fine mesh mossie netting over the air inlets
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