Microsoft KB Archive/251291

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MCIS Message Expiration Does Not Run at Correct Intervals

Article ID: 251291

Article Last Modified on 10/6/2005


  • Microsoft Commercial Internet System 2.0
  • Microsoft Commercial Internet System 2.5

This article was previously published under Q251291


Microsoft Commercial Internet System (MCIS) message expirations may not run at the expected interval. For example, if the expiration is scheduled to run every four hours, every 5th run occurs after approximately a three-hour interval.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Commercial Internet System service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date        Time        Version      Size    File name     Platform
   02/09/2000  07:15p      5.5.1877.43  195,856 Pop3svc.dll   x86
   02/09/2000  07:11p      5.5.1877.43  302,864 Imapsvc.dll   x86
   02/09/2000  07:50p      5.5.1877.43  281,360 Pop3svc.dll   alpha
   02/09/2000  07:25p      5.5.1877.43  442,128 Imapsvc.dll   alpha


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Commercial Internet System versions 2.0, 2.5.

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