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Re: [trinity-users] shentel has new email server & I can't smtp send

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:23:50 -0400
On Thursday 20 August 2015 11:01:24 Felix Miata wrote:

> Gene Heskett composed on 2015-08-20 10:25 (UTC-0400):
> > shentel has fired gmail, so that account stopped working, without
> > notice or fanfare about 14:30 local time yesterday.
> >
> > I have now fixed my fetchmail & related scripts so that I can
> > receive incoming emails from their new server.  On port 995
> >
> > But setting that address in a kmail send account is not working, and
> > kmail won't even show me the alternate sending server as a sending
> > target.  A "check what the server supports" times out about a minute
> > later as no contact hasa been made.
> >
> > I'm fresh out of clues & could use some help.
> >
> > Like is there an alternate port number to try instead of 25 for
> > smtp?
> SeaMonkey suggests 587 as default.

It was, but the FQDN was different too.
It seems to be working, and sends in 10% of the time it takes that old, 
spam overloaded qmail server at the tv station this msg will be sent 

The rhetorical question now, is how good is the spam control.  That could 
induce me to do some wholesale resubscribing in a couple weeks.
> No help page for new server?

Not until you are logged into the web server & even then the only mention 
is migrating, with zip instructions as to how.  And the phone help is at 
least 30 minutes of listening to the same 30 seconds worth of pan pipes 
looping before a human answers.

IMO the chairman of the board should have to call his offices thru that 
PITA system. I'd bet it will be fixed by this time tomorrow. ;-)

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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