I use Mcaffee for anti virus and I also have all the latest XP patches. When Blaster first started doing the rounds I downloaded the Symantec removal tool and scanned for Blaster just in case but nothing was found. Im not in the habit of opening any attachments unless I am sure where they came from.
I am pretty confident that I don't have Blaster but I will do another check tomorrow. I will also check with my ISP to confirm the settings.
Which ISP are you using? I'm having problems SENDING emails using Virgin.Net Broadband. I keep on getting time out error messages even with a 120 second timeout window and tiny "test" messages. The error code is 0x800CCC19.I have contacted their online helpdesk and await a reply. I can receive without a problem.
It's possible that this could be down to your ISP.
A number of ISP's have now configured their mail servers so that (if you're using Outlook/Outlook Express) you can only send mail if you are connected to the internet with them as an ISP. You should still be able to send via the webmail interface regardless of how you are connected.
They say that this cuts down on spam and viruses, but I have my doubts!
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