Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
"Chatting" with Comcast tech support on line is an act of
frustration. It, of course, as Peter Potomus has repeatedly noted,
the techs only script is related to Outlook Express and IE. The techs
have NO IDEA about settings for any other e-mail provider besides
here, do this. Start up OE, get the instructions from them for the OE
settings. Come back here, and tell us what they said. Then someone
can help you from there.
OK Peter, the results are in.
In Outlook Express, advanced settings:
Outgoing Port 25
Outgoing mail server email.mcleodusa.net
X my server requires authentication
X use same settings as my incoming mail server
Incoming Mail Server POP3
X Log on using secure pass authentication.
These settings DO NOT work and produce a "421" error.
I tried this on ports 25 and 587.
An unknown error has occurred. Account: 'email.mcleodusa.net', Server:
'email.mcleodusa.net', Protocol: SMTP, Server Response: '421 Cannot
connect to SMTP server 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199:25), connect error
10060', Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 421, Error Number:
The connection to the server has failed. Account:
'email.mcleodusa.net', Server: 'email.mcleodusa.net', Protocol: SMTP,
Port: 587, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E
I tried this while on the phone with McLeodusa tech support.
This is being "escalated."
I'll just have wait now to find out if McLeodusa and Comcast are at
odds, or what.
Then, as you have suggested, when OE works, you are someone can help
translate the OE settings to Seamonkey.
I'm going out on a limb here, and tell you a story. I
recently found out that some people, in certain
countries, can now download hotmail into SeaMonkey
Mail, without using a program such as FreePops or the
webmail extension. Hotmail has now become pop3
compatible. This is great news. Now, when I did what
the instructions said, I had problems. It said to Use
Secure Authentication and SSL setting. When I did
this, nothing would work. After fiddling around, I
found a combo. For Pop access, don't select the
Authentication part, and select SSL. For SMTP, select
the password and user name, but use TLS.
Well, thats my story. Take it for what its worth.
*IMPORTANT*: Sorry folks, but I cannot provide email
help!!!! Emails to me may become public
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