Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 9:09 AM (in response to mmhfromconcord)
I have tried every permuation of outgoing mail settings and found that setting the outgoing port to 25 without SSL checked is what seems to work for me. Neither 587 nor 465 works. Thank you all for yor suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 9:49 AM (in response to mmhfromconcord)
Did you check with Comcast tech support and/or their website re. that setting? As long as it works, it's fine, but Comcast is a bit particular (that would be an understatement), so I wouldn't change settings unless instructed to do so. I'd probably "suggest" them to the tech, but let him/her okay them.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 9:52 AM (in response to babowa)
Thanks, the tech I spoke to didn't seem to know much so I felt on my own. I may call back but I've already spent days on this, so if it continues to work I may not do anything.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 2:41 PM (in response to babowa)
NOTE: Comcast told me CHANGES this yr 2013, are NOT allowing PORT 25 as it has easily been hacked into an dto use 587 as below pictured; I'm guessing, but if that combo list above 25,465, 587 tries each one, then possibly it even trying the 25 makes it stop working? They said they were stopping all connections that come thru 25.
I have set that "custom port" to also be 587, but still MAIL at different times seems to go offline, and I do NOT know why either! I can send and get mail on web browser at comcast sight, but can't use MAIL! I tried deleting and reinstalling the account also, to no avail.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 2:47 PM (in response to Strgzr)
This is from an email I recieved from Comcast 11-8-2012:
Dear Valued XFINITY Internet Customer,
On August 1, Comcast announced that we will no longer support the use of port 25 for sending email. Many older email clients (such as Outlook Express) default to using this port to send email. Please read this message to understand how this action may impact your ability to send email, and what you should do next.
If you use a web browser to access Xfinity Connect or other webmail service, this action will not affect your ability to send or receive e-mail.
If you use an email program, this action will disable your program's ability to send email until you change your email program settings to send email on port 465.
Comcast Customer Security Assurance
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 3:35 PM (in response to Strgzr)
P.S. Here's the Comcast link dated 11-9-12 re no longer supporting smtp(Outgoing Mail Server) Port 25:
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to mmhfromconcord)
I use Verizon DSL, and found that I needed to change the DNS from the default Verizon address IN THE MODEM ITSELF to someting like:
The oldest of all services on this list, OpenDNS also supports billions of DNS queries per day via its servers operating on 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. In addition to its basic name resolution service, OpenDNS Home Solutions provides free Web site filtering of adult content (called FamilyShield) and URL spell correction with accompanying installed software. The company also sells various security products to businesses. Those looking for an alternative to Google products and a service that works well outside the U.S. also tend to like OpenDNS.
Google operates the world's largest public DNS service. Launched in December 2009, it supports many billions of DNS queries per day, much of the volume generated from clients outside the U.S. Google Public DNS utilizes servers at IP addresses 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11. The company developed this service as one of its corporate initiatives to make the Internet more accessible and easier for everyone to use, making it a logical choice for users worldwide.
When I did this, the problem went away for good.