The given local server could not be started, mostly due to another program which is already using the port-number, e.g. a virus-scanner for mails like "Norton's AntiVirus" (NAV), which itself works like a POP3-server.
As no two servers can use the same port-number at the same time, you have to configure one of the programs to use another port-number.
The connecting IP-address is not permitted to access Hamster's local server. See "IPAccess.hst" for details.
* Firewall prevents local Hamster-servers from starting.
The server is known but could not be reached.
* You are/were not "online", i.e. not connected to the internet.
* Internet-connection was interrupted.
* The server is temporarily down - try again later.
* Internet-connection was interrupted or lost while connecting to remote server was still in progress.
* The Hamster-server is not activated.
* The Hamster-server failed to start (restart Hamster and look out for "red" errors).
* The default port-settings for the Hamster-server and/or the newsreader/mailclient were changed and are not equal any more.
* The port-number is blocked by a firewall.
Like 10049 above, but the connection was lost after a valid connection to the server.
* Connection-request was refused by remote server because you are not permitted to use it with your current internet-connection, e.g. to access the server of provider X you have to dial-in to provider X.
* A server with the given name could not be found - perhaps you've misspelled it.
[www.elbiah.de Hamster Playground Documentation]