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    Senior Member JPnyc's Avatar
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    But it means that I can't send email from my parent's house when i visit them. They're at an age where they need to have me around more to do things for em, and I can work from their house, except for this email issue.

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    Sorry - have I missed something here?

    What email issue do you have and why can't you send email from your parent's house?

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    Their cable co. blocks port 25 and the email in question is smtp.

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    Surely you can send email from a webmail interface? That would do me if it was just somebody else's house, or work. It's just irritating not being able to make full use of Thunderbird at home.

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    Yes, but it's a lousy one. I use a great email client (The Bat!) with a lot of features I depend on. So yes, I can use the webmail but it really slows me down.

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    I know, it's annoying. You can't send mail from any alias either which is a big drawback for me (I have so many!).

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    Well this my work mail I'm referring to so no aliases are possible. I wish I knew what port to change to in my email client. I've tried a few and none worked.

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    Port 587 is used by Gmail, AOL and Yahoo (except that Yahoo's settings are down at the moment). There's been a major upsurge in spam recently, which could be why ISPs are tightening up on the ability to send mail so easily.

    It's thought this is the work of a major botnet, gearing up for the christmas period. Either way, most people have noticed a heavy increase in the amount of spam in their inboxes over recent months. Story here:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10...et_spam_surge/

    There are a few email clients that don't allow you to change the smtp port, but plenty that do. Until recently I would have recommended Thunderbird! It's still good, but I really need to get on to AOL when I have time and find out what's going on. I'm also hoping I will somehow regain the ability to send mail through Yahoo's servers because that worked brilliantly for a good year or more.

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    I can change it in mine, but I don't know what to change it to. Also, I was a thunderbird user for a yr. It's not up to snuff, for what I need. It eats memory like an italian eats pasta, it's profile is too easily corrupted (happened to me twice in a yr, on 2 different OS) and it basically has nothing in the way of features, compared to what I use now.
    Last edited by JPnyc; November 6th, 2006 at 08:14 PM.

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    I suppose you can't find out from your IT dept or find the settings yourself at work?

    You could try port 587 - it might work.

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