Thomas R. Stephenson:
Have you set the Winsock to load always in Tools | Options | Advanced?
Yes. It is set to always.
And I guess I need to clarify, if it isn't clear already, I've seen it with for example, a "SMTP Network or Protocal Error sending mail" error which subsequently brings up a Pegasus popup window detailing the error and then waits for an acknowledgement or times out in 20 seconds. Letting it time out, or clicking on Close, will not reset the icon to the idle status. Subsequent internet session mail checks and sends do not reset the icon status to idle either, after these sessions have finished. The icon status sticks in the active session status mode, as in coloured. Clicking on the icon even during a subsequent session doesn't return the icon to idle status.
I've tested that if the icon is idle/greyed out and I then click on it while a mail polling/checking session is occuring (the icon having gone coloured for the session), that a "Pop3 Network or Protocal Error" window will pop up. The icon greys out when this window pops up and is still working fine when that window is closed.