[Bulk] Re: [OT - Cox.net] Re: cable broadband and dialup modem

John Hubbard ender8282 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 5 17:48:43 UTC 2009

NoOp wrote:
> On 03/03/2009 12:12 PM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, NoOp wrote:
>>> On 03/02/2009 07:39 PM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>>                  ............snip............
>>>> The upshot is that I want as little to do with Cox as possible.
>>> Email Server  	News Server
>>> POP Server: pop.west.cox.net
>>> SMTP Server: smtp.west.cox.net
>>> 	news.west.cox.net
>> Uhm....if I wasn't aware of this I wouldn't be able to send/receive mail 
>> to/from this list.
> Depends - you may have been posting from a gmane.org server rather than
> an email account.
>>> But if you are having problems with their news/mail, why not just use
>>> them as a transport and set up news/mail with a 3rd party? For instance,
>>> you can still get e-mail accounts via Sonic if you wish:
>>> http://www.sonic.net/sales/hosting/ and there are many others (less
>>> expensive). I'm sure that as a previous customer of Sonic that Dane
>>> Jasper & crew would be happy to work with you.
>> I kept my sonic account alive when I went to Cox. I have already tried 
>> posting thru their news server (news.sonic.net) but had the same problem 
>> with posts to moderated groups not showing up. I even got a Giganews 
>> account to try. Still no joy. The only common denominator in all this is 
>> that my mail to the various news servers is going thru Cox's SMTP server. 
>> Why that would contribute to the problem is beyond me but going thru a 
>> dialup modem would bypass Cox and confirm whether or not their SMTP 
>> server is at fault. What have I missed?
> The cox.net groups? Is it just news or *both* email and news that you
> are having issue with?
>   Either way, it appears that it's not an Ubuntu issue so I'll drop out
> of the [OT - Cox.net] subthread and let you get back to connecting both
> dial and cable. My apologies for the interuption.
I came in late so if this is already know my apologies.  Cox blocks port 
25 unless it is going to their mail server.  If you are inside of the 
COX network you either have to send to their servers, or send to another 
server using a port other than 25 (port 587 is usually used for secure 
authenticated email routing).


To be or not to be, that is the question
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        255, that is the answer.

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