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  1. Totally understand. Done: http://forum.spamcop.net/forums/index.php?...ost&p=72136
  2. I was having problems too: I had initially been using my iPhone, with port 587 and "Use SSL" turned on. That worked fine. Next I tried using Thunderbird on my laptop with the same options. That didn't work; I kept getting the message that the server did not support SSL. I tried using port 25, and had the same result. Wazoo suggested I use TLS, and when I did that in Thunderbird (on port 587) it worked. So I was confused because the iPhone claimed to be using SSL and it was working. I suspect it's not actually using SSL, or behind my back it tries to, fails, and falls back silently on an unsecured connection. I should look into that more to see what's really going on.
  3. No, you assume way too much. I did read it and found so many different things being discussed that I couldn't tell what was what. YOU YOURSELF says it's very confusing and were not sure if it ever clears things up. I was not being facetious about the iPhone comment; I can totally believe it says it's using SSL but it really isn't. I had read the whole thing before I posted my question, but missed the TLS part, as I was concentrating on figuring out why SSL was not working (and didn't know what TLS was until now)., and saw so many conflicting reports. Anyway, I tried TLS, and it worked great. Thanks!
  4. That's bizarre, because I have "use SSL" checked on my iPhone and it works. I guess the iPhone is lying... That's a little sucky to have the password sent over a non-encrypted connection...
  5. I am trying to use smtp.cesmail.net in my laptop via Thunderbird to send mail, and it's not working. I get the message: Sending of message failed. The message could not be sent because connecting to SMTP server smtp.cesmail.net failed. The server may be unavailable or is refusing SMTP connections. Please verify that your SMTP server setting is correct and tray again, or else contact your network administrator. I am using port 587, server name smtp.cesmail.net, using SSL, and using name and password for "Security and Authentication" I've tried port 25 and 465 and neither work, and give the same error message. If I turn off SSL, everything works fine (and it uses port 25 then). Using my iPhone with the same settings works fine. I had similar problems trying to use Outlook. My ISP is Comcast in case that's gumming up the works somehow...
  6. I think all outgoing mail via webmail at least is broken. Certainly seems that way for me (plus if you look at the "Reporting Server Status" you see that nothing has moved since around 10am). I'm receiving and POP'ing mail just fine.
  7. This may in fact be aplicable to the post I just responded to in your other Topic. And that you say it did work but not now also goes along with my comment on "many changes since then" .... As siad over there, the e-mail app has to support it, and it has to be configured to allow it. Not all do / are .... Yes, but the "email app" I am specifically talking about here is *spamcop's* webmail compose interface. Perhaps I wasn't benig explicit enough.
  8. Yup, "foo+something" works. I thought I had tried it, but I guess not. Thanks.
  9. If I want to send email to an adress 'foo+bar[at]baz.com' from webmail, the expander in the To: field strips out the "+", leaving 'foo bar[at]baz.com'. I once was able to fool it into not doing that, but I don't remember how I did it.
  10. I seem to remember when I signed up for an email account through spamcop, that there is a facility to append something to your username which gets sent to your regular email, but enables you to use different addresses for different purposes. For instance, if my email addres is foo[at]spamcop.net, I can also have email sent to foo-something[at]spamcop.net, and it will get sent to foo[at]spamcop.net. Is this true, and if so, what actually is the syntax for the "-something" part. I tried searching the FAQ's for this info and couldn't find it.
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