Last week, some of our users encountered the known error code Winsock error 10053. This issue can occur for several reasons. We will talk about this below. An internal disconnection has occurred on your host computer. The software was causing the connection to be dropped because there was no room in the socket queue and the socket could no longer receive connections. Description of WinSock: An error can occur if the LAN system drops the connection.
Error 10053 means that an established connection has been interrupted.
We know of three descriptions for this error message, but the descriptions are provided by Windows and therefore may differ depending on the version of Windows:
An established connection was interrupted by the software on your host computer.
The TCP / IP connection was terminated by Windows. This could be due to a data transmission timeout or a protocol error.
The virtual connection was interrupted due to a timeout or other error. The application must close the socket because it can no longer be used.
In the first case, “the software on your host computer” is actually called Winsock, a Windows TCP / IP component, not VPOP3. The protocol error mentioned in the second text is TCP, not POP3 or SMTP, etc.
10053 errors are usually quite rare, but we know that there are several cases that can cause them:
If you receive error 10053 from your email client or VPOP3 while downloading and / or sending emails, the problem may be related to your antivirusUsual software. Occasionally, McAfee VirusScan 8 and Norton Antivirus 2004 have been found to be causing these errors. However, other antiviruses or versions can also cause these errors. Please see below for more information.
A 10053 error message in the VPOP3 Status Monitor usually means that the VPOP3 server has stopped for some reason. This could be due to someone stopping it, or it may have crashed with an application error.
Some early versions of vPOP3 version 2 use a trash can quite often. Sometimes Windows is unable to process these requests, which can lead to 10053 errors. Make sure your vPOP3 version is at least 2.5.0b to rule it out as a possible cause of 10053 errors.
Software Socket Error 10053 Resulted In Disconnection
Socket error 10053, the software dropped the connection because there was no more space in the socket queue and the socket could no longer receive connections. WinSock Description: Thanks for answering the Stack Overflow question! Be sure to answer the question. Predepost details and share your research! But avoid … Asking for help, clarifying or responding to other answers.
Socket error 10053, the software terminated the connection. I am getting this error while testing the email alert: “Socket error 10053 – The software has dropped the connection.” What caused this? Decision. Bug 10053 Some early versions of vPOP3 version 2 use a little recycle bin. Sometimes Windows is unable to process these requests, which can lead to 10053 errors.
(FAQ) How to avoid Winsock error 10053? Hello. When trying to check the email configuration, the above message appears. Windows Firewall is not working and when I manually test SMTP using Telnet, I have problems rendering scripts generated using the Windows Socket protocol. For some reason, the sockets are disconnected. No support needed and I thought someone here might help. Thank you
Method 1: Disable Or Remove Overprotective Antivirus Packages (if Applicable)
If you are using a third party package, the code is o Error 10053 occurs when you try to perform a specific action related to your email client (such as downloading or sending email via VPOP3) triggered by your antivirus software.
Certain versions of McAfee VirusScan and Norton Antivirus are often the cause of this issue, according to some affected users. These are just two third-party audiovisual devices that we found. However, there may be other software causing the same problem.
If this scenario might be applicable, the first thing to do is turn off real-time protection and see if an error code occurs. For most AV packages, you can turn off real-time protection on the right. Click the icon in the taskbar and find an option that turns off live screens.