my configuration was working just fine and then I installed ZoneAlarm Security Suite version 7.0.0362.000 (previously McAfee was installed on this machine - it has been completely removed).
Immediately I hit problems with Outlook 2003 getting 0x800ccc0f errors on receiving mail. Considerable investigation on the web showed that this regularly happens if your antivirus tool scans mail during mail receive actions. I was hitting it almost continually, having to keep re-trying receive until mail came through.
I found a useful configuration tip which suggested turning off the mail scanning for antivirus but scanning on use. In that way a virus-infected file may end up in your in-box, but when you try to open the file it will still be found - you are secure therefore.
Given that Kaspersky Antivirus is now in ZA rather than CA antivirus I followed this through.
Under Anti-virus/Anti-spyware, advanced options, I selected Virus Management and then E-mail Scanning. In there there is "Enable E-mail Scanning (recommended)" and it is checked - I un-checked it.
Under E-mail Protection I ensured that "Inbound MailSafe Protection" was turned "on".
This stopped the error in its tracks.
I am not 100% certain though that junk mail is being handled fully (despite the option to check e-mail for junk mail being set on).
Has anyone else tried this combination and if you have - is your mail being handled correctly?
I'd be interested to know if it is just my junk mail settings that need tweaking or if I am imagining it!!
(PS. I'm cross posting this in several other threads that are asking how to configure for 0x800ccc0f in case it is of help).
Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite