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Troubleshooting Outlook Express (IMAP, POP3, HTTP, NEWS) with the log file

Just happen to know this when trying to solve my friend OE problem.

You can log in POP3, IMAP, NEWS, HTTP commands of your Outlook Express into a log file. (note, the password in the log file is encrypted by Microsoft, therefore, it is safe to ask user to send the log file over if you are a IT support)

To enable logging.

Tools(menu) - Options (menu) - Maintenance(menu) - check on the protocol you need. (POP3, IMAP, NEWS or HTTP)

To view the log file

Goto path

C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{8D32DF8B-D3B8-4783-A0C5-FE37E2FC8659}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\pop3.log (for pop3)

imap.log for (imap)
and other respectively.

P.S. The {8D32DF8B-D3B8-4783-A0C5-FE37E2FC8659} may vary and there could be a few Identities in it. Look for the folder with the structure of *.dbx similar to your Outlook Express email account.

Steps to set up VS.NET 2003 remote debugger

(quoted from

msvcmon ( Visual C++ .NET 2003 ) on Windows 9x/NT 4.0/2k/XP.

Steps to set up
the remote debugger

1. copy msvcmon.exe and all the dll it needs to the target machine ( Windows
NT4.0 SP6). Psapi.dll need to be copied over Winnt\System32.
2. on the target machine, open a DOS command windows
c:\app\msvcmon -anyuser
3. start the app ( of course the debug version ) on the target machine
4. on the development machine ( Windows XP SP2 ) , open the project file, go
Debug -> Processes
select "TCP/IP(native only)" as the transport layer, and type the IP
address of the target machine. Then click "refresh" button.

(use PSList or PSKill for remotely terminate process. (at
URL for explanation on its usage.