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29 November 2008 @ 08:04 pm
how annoying (-_-#)  
how annoying... turns out comcast quietly turned off outbound messaging for me on port 25 (for those not in the know its the standard port for smtp - sending email) so i wasnt able to send email for a bit until i tested a bunch of stuff and then changed my smtp server so it could accept traffic on a different port. so now i can email out but 'F*cking A'... wtf i mean come on they could have... you know... let me know....
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Ketcharaketchara on November 30th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
Perhaps in connection to the email spambot that used your email?
Braxanabraxana on November 30th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
maybe... but then again why now? i mean its been like a few weeks. plus, they could have let me know.... its not like they dont have means to contact me...
Braxanabraxana on November 30th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
on top of which, shutting off smtp access from my cable modem doesnt prevent usage of some other smtp server for spam. all it does is prevent me from sending email from inside my apt. the case of the spambot using my email address occured outside of my apartment. anyways... point is comcast just did it cause they could nothing more, nothing less...
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Braxanabraxana on November 30th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
dont know what email address you use, but if you are using comcast's email, then you need to change the smtp port (outgoing email server) to 587 (see this URL: how to configure outlook 2007 to port 587)

if you are using a different smtp server then try this change and see if it works.. if it doesnt then you need to have the smtp server owner add a change to their smtp server configuration to enable it to listen on port 587 (also called the submission port)
More than a little wonky...apogeeperigee on November 30th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
So they changed it from standard SMTP to smtp over ssl?
More than a little wonky...apogeeperigee on November 30th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Also, does port 465 work?
Braxanabraxana on November 30th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
no idea. i suspect it would as my guess is they did a blanket block on 25. as for smtp over ssl nah... again its just a block on outgoing 25. incoming 25 is fine and it seems most ports are fine
x_hackerx_hacker on November 30th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Well, the are Comcast.

Now, did they do this to stop the new spam run that is killing my servers? Perhaps tied to McColo?

Braxanabraxana on December 1st, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
Re: Comcast
no idea... all i know is they are doing this across the board but havent told people... causing all sorts of annoyance