WinXP Pro SP3
hooked up to a comcast cable bb pipe.
While I have posted a similar question before, there is new
information from tech support at my e-mail host mcleod relating to
turning off authentication.
I am still struggling with using seamonkey e-mail client on Comcast
when sending from my McLeodusa.net accounts. I am not a Comcast
subscriber but am hooked up while visiting a friend.
No matter how I send McLeod smtp e-mail out of seamonkey it fails.
There is the 10060 error, an error that says smtp server mcleodusa is
not accepting e-mail, "the greeting failed," or an endless repetitive
loop of asking for my password until I give up.
McLeod tech says that McLeod does not require authentication.
Apparently comcast does. Does this make sense?
Here's an explanation and fix for the 10060 I found.
Socket Error # 10060
Message from:<a...@a.com> to:<b...@b.com> Connect error in directly
sending! Info : Socket Error # 10060
Analyse: You are on a an ISP (such as Earthlink or Mindspring) that
blocks their users using any SMTP server other than their own.
Solutions: To set up Earthlink, Mindspring, or your ISP's SMTP
servers for your outgoing email you must click on your account
settings in the email client you are using (Outlook Express, Eudora,
In the SMTP (outgoing mail server) field you will enter
smtp.earthlink.net (or whatever your dial up or direct access ISP's
SMTP server is) as your SMTP server. You must then enter your
Earthlink (or your ISP's) username and password for that mail server.
In Outlook Express it is at the bottom of that same tab. You must
uncheck 'My server requires authentication' and click on 'settings'
to enter your Earthlink (or your ISP's) username and password.
I do use the comcast smtp.comcast.net server setting
I use the required port 587.
I insert my usneracc...@mcleoduse.net for my smtp e-mail sender
What is the Seamonkey equivalent (to outlook express) of unchecking
"requires authentication" and still be able to enter my McLeod user
In Seamonkey in the outgoing smtp setup, if User and Authentication is
checked, I can enter the username (and I assume that means
authentication is on). When it is unchecked, no user name can be
entered, and the existing one disappears.
POP email retrieval works fine.
When I send out of my earthlink accounts using the comcast cable, I
can use the earthlink smtpauth.earthlink.net server with "user and
Authentication" checked and my user name in the window.
Thanks for any insights.
Over the holiday period, I was dog sitting for my sister. I tried to set
up my email account so that I could get my mail on her computer using
Setting up the account to get my mail from my normal ISP was no problem,
just set it up.
When I tried to set up the out-going SMTP server, I could not get
anywhere, as, it seems, her ISP would not allow sending from or via
another ISP, so I just set the account up to use her ISP for outgoing,
but showing my real email address with-in the e-mail.
Had no problems after that.
Yeah, have now done the same workaround using the
smtp.comcast.net server and my friend's email account in the
user/authentication box. It feels a bit like spamming. I
would like a clean way of doing it.
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