If you are experiencing the Pop3 Server Error while using an email client such as Eudora,
Netscape mail, or Internet Explorer mail, there is a straight forward and simple way to clear the
way for you to once again receive your email.
There are a number of possible causes to the dreaded Pop3 Server Error. Most of the errors
come from an INBOX that is too large or an attachment to an email message that the Pop server
just can't swallow. If you experience this error please follow the following steps:
Click on this Removing Unwanted E-mail Messages link.
Another possibility exists that can trigger the Pop3 server error. If you are in the habit of
dropping carrier without logging off properly from the server you may have a file in your account
called Core.something. This file is quite large and is the system's way of giving you all the
information that you might need to fix your programming error. This file is generated when you
fail to logoff properly from the server. You should find this file in your home directory. The
following instructions give an overview of how to delete this file.
- Logon to the WCnet machine using either Telnet or by way of a terminal connection. In both
of these cases you will be logging on directly to the WCnet server and you will be prompted
for you username and password. These two processes are described elsewhere in the
WCNET Help Desk web pages.
- Once on the WCNET server you will be presented with an ASCII character representation of
the Wood County Court House. Scroll down through the options until you find an option to
manage your files, hit enter or a right arrow key to enter this option.
- With luck the file management screen will show you the core dump file and all you need do is
move the highlight to cover the file and select r for remove. The file manager will ask you if you
really mean it and you should hit y and then hit enter for yes.
- If the file is not in your home directory you will need to change to that directory and then
remove the file.
One last possibility exists that may cause the Pop3 error. If you have filled your public_html
directory with an abundance of graphics and html files and you have reached your quota you will
trigger the pop error when the pop server tries to copy the mail for transmission. Clear out
some of these files and give your self a minimum of 1 meg for the mail to work with. That only
25% of the space that is reserved for you on the server and it must satisfy all of your file storage
needs both mail and html/graphical.