Remove dead servers after [n] retries
When a server does not correctly response to a status query it is
counted as a failed attempt. After [n] failed attempts the server is
deleted from the list on next query.
Auto-update server list at startup
The addresses.dat is located in emule\config folder. This file
can be edited by pressing the -button
located in Options->Server. Enter a valid URL to a server.met and
save the file. If this option is checked eMule will update its server
list from the URL provided in the addresses.dat at start up.
The file will accept multiple URL's, but only the first valid URL will
You can set your default text editor in preferences.ini.
Search for TxtEditor= and provide the full path to the text
editor of choice.
Update server list when connecting to a
eDonkey servers know of each other to a certain extent. With this
options eMule will retrieve the list of known servers from the server
it is connected to.
Update server list when a client connects
This feature works upon the connection of another eMule client to your
client. Both clients will compare their working servers and update
their lists accordingly.
Use smart LowID check on connect
If you once had a high ID this function assumes that you have
configured everything correctly and so disconnects eMule if a server
gives a low ID without reason. If you receive 3 low IDs in a row you
will get classified as low ID user until you get a high ID again.
eMule asks two servers simultaneously for connection to speed up the
process. When Safe connect is on, only one server will be asked to
minimize the chance for low ID. Usually not needed. Note that eMule
still keeps the connection to one server only.
Autoconnect to static servers only
Context menu in the server list allows to add servers to the
staticservers.dat located in the emule\config folder. This
list will be automatically loaded on eMule start up. Only add servers
with static IP or servers that use the DynDNS feature to this list!
This option tells eMule to connect only to servers from this list.
Having this option checked but not providing valid static servers will
result in eMule not connecting!
Use priority system
In the context menu of the server list, each server can be assigned a
The priority will tell eMule which servers to prefer when connecting.
Set manually added servers to high priority
This option will tell eMule to set each manually added server to a high
priority. To add a server manully, add it to the addresses.dat file
(using the List-button).