I am still unable to download my private email traffic, but fortunately most of it is usually just scan and delete.
As mentioned previously, I screen all my mail with Mailwasher, and that is giving me the two-fingered: "error connecting with SSL", so I've had to use my alternate address on Gmail.
My business address (hosted by Orcon) is downloading OK, but now I can't reply. It took some time to find that out, because I didn't realise that my replies were stacking up but not being sent, so I've had to use Gmail for that as well. Fortunately I had chosen an address that would be recognisable for both private and business, but it is confusing my clients something terrible! However, at least I can have a two-way exchange!
It finally dawned on me that the upheavals at Spark as they (supposedly) bring their email system back to NZ are probably the cause of my Xtra problems, but I can't understand why my outgoing Orcon traffic is not being processed.
Any ideas would be appreciated, and if you've had the same strife with Xtra and you or they fixed it, I'd be grateful for any tips.
BTW: IE.exe is dated 2016