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Dec 9, 2011
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Placing bids with your computer off

And again, I get where you’re coming from… but you don’t actually know how any given program treats your login info… it might send it to a server anyway… that’s the point I was making. You actually don’t really know how much control you have over the info you send with a program on your desktop.

 
Dec 8, 2011
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / Placing bids with your computer off

Whilst I agree that it is not OK to let others have your ebay password (since there are some rules at ebay about purchasing items you bid on, or your account may be abused by others) I also see the point Sumflow makes… how big could the damage really be to you.

Not wanting to frighten people, but we do give our account info to JBidwatcher, we don’t know the programming, if the designer would have wished so, he could still have all our logins, no different from Gixen… again, I’m not at all saying that either admins / designers save passwords, just saying that thinking it’s safer because it’s on your PC is a bit naïve, it still connects to the internet.

 
Dec 8, 2011
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / Feature request: Check connection

Since I am experiences some problems with communication to the server, perhaps a simple “check connection” button for each item would be nice, a sort of dry-run before sniping.
This way you can go to bed at ease, knowing the connection to the server has been checked (and perhaps other settings too)

 
Dec 8, 2011
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Communications failure

I’m having similar issues, tried RWHi’s solution but it doesn’t work.
These are the messages I’m getting:

Thu Dec 08 22:29:34 CET 2011: Failed to load from server!
Thu Dec 08 22:29:34 CET 2011: Communications failure talking to the server. (2)
Thu Dec 08 22:32:37 CET 2011: Failed to load from server!
Thu Dec 08 22:35:06 CET 2011: Establishing a snipe
Thu Dec 08 22:35:46 CET 2011: Failed to load from server!
Thu Dec 08 22:35:46 CET 2011: Communications failure talking to the server.
Thu Dec 08 22:43:39 CET 2011: Establishing a snipe
Thu Dec 08 22:47:41 CET 2011: Preparing snipe.
Thu Dec 08 22:47:46 CET 2011: Cancelling snipe.
Thu Dec 08 22:47:46 CET 2011: Pre-snipe login failed. Snipe will be retried, but is unlikely to fire.
Thu Dec 08 22:50:53 CET 2011: Cancelling snipe.
Thu Dec 08 22:50:53 CET 2011: Cancelling snipe, auction is reported as ended.

My account is on green, I can update the auctions just fine (also from the my ebay link)
I tried resetting my local ebay page to ebay.com but this doesn’t change anything…

I’m using JBidwatcher 2.1.6-0-geb75036 on Windows 7