| Forget the OE bashing, I use Outlook Express to access Eternal
| September without any problems. My (uninformed) guess would be that
| you try to access to often. One of my mailing accounts allows
| scanning for new mails only once per half hour. Perhaps Eternal
| September has a similar block, to prevent DOS attacks, or people who
| cause inordinate ammounts of traffic by scanning every minute :-)
I think you hit it on the head! I recently decreased the time between
automatic downloads of mail and news, and it seems to have coincided with
the problem cropping up again.
BTW, I do not think scanning every minute is too frequent. When someone
is stuck with a problem badly enough to ask help in a NG every minute of
delay receiving it makes it more frustrating.