I have been trying to get some sort of clarification on the problems from Telkom without much success as they fault always seems to lie with the users PC according to Telkom.
Myself and my clients are having an interment connection problem with the Telkom email servers (or lack of them). All on ADSL and most on 4096 connections.
This seems to be an ongoing problem now that began towards the end of December.
1: Intermittent service. I will give you my example I have 3 Telkom email addresses.
2: If I can log on (intermittent remember) it will download 1 or 2 of the accounts and report an error the others. I will log back on right away (sometimes) and it will download the the other accounts and give a error on the 1st lot it downloaded.
3: As for my clients I have had to increase to the max the timeout settings, the mail downloads are so slow that if and when they can eventually log on to the Telkom POP3 server they were being timed out before all the mail downloads.
The location is Knysna on the Garden route and If it was just me and 1 or 2 clients I would not bother but it is effecting more and more people in the area.
The only advice that I have been able to give them is to be patient and try again later but this problem is just not being resolved.