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SpamWeasel Support Issues

Q. What should I do if I get "Unable to bind to port 110, error 10048"?
A. This error signifies that SpamWeasel is unable to listen for information on port 110 (the POP3 port), the cause of this is due to another application already listening on that port.

Once you've set up your e-mail client according to the instructions, each time you collect mail you pass a request to SpamWeasel. SpamWeasel makes the connection to your ISP's POP3 server and initiates the mail collection. Once the mail has been downloaded and scanned for possible spam, it will be passed back to your e-mail client.

Some applications such as anti-virus products can act in the same way as SpamWeasel, sitting between your e-mail client and the ISP, scanning the mail before allowing it back to your e-mail client. As only one application can listen on a particular port at any one time, if something is already listening on this port you'll need to set SpamWeasel to listen on another port.

SpamWeasel setup
The default POP3 port number is 110. You will need to set SpamWeasel and your e-mail client to communicate using a different port, 1100 for example.

Double-click on the SpamWeasel icon in your system tray, and select the "Settings" (for SpamWeasel Pro) or "Action" (for SpamWeasel Free) tab. Set the "Listen on port" value to 1100. You'll need to exit SpamWeasel and re-start for the new setting to take effect.

E-mail client setup
How to change the POP3 port that your e-mail client connects to:
  1. Clients such as Outlook Express or Pegasus have a field where you can enter the POP3 port, just change this from 110 to 1100 (or whatever you set the port to in SpamWeasel).
  2. Netscape requires that you enter the port number after the POP server name. The server name should be set to "".
  3. Eudora requires that you change a setting in the Eudora.ini file (usually located in "C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora"). Just double-click on the Eudora.ini file and search for a line which says "POPPort=110" (if it doesn't exist then add it yourself). Change the value from 110 to 1100 and save the changes. You'll also need to edit your POP account details and for Incoming Mail: set the "Secure Sockets when Recieving" drop-down menu to "Never".
Example setup screen in Outlook Express:

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