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She goes wa, wa, wa, wa, wa- waltzing with bears...
The Verizon tech finally got back to me... two and a half hours later. Guy didn't stray far from his scripts, and wasn't terribly helpful. I was up 'til 3:30am talking to him, and then to another guy (who was a little more helpful). I don't think it's an ISP issue, and it doesn't appear that they're blocking port 25, 2500 or 25000 (why didn't I ever think before to ftp to the mailserver to check?).

I'm tired, but not as tired as I'd expect to be after four hours' sleep.

Day is crazy. You want what when?! I don't think I'll get a lunch.

I have a zillion things to do, but right now, I'm daydreaming about ballroom dancing instead.* I think it's terribly sexy, but that's just me.


Back to the grind! Erm, make that "back to work" ;)

*brrrring-brrrring* Holy smokes, Michele just bought a house! I'm both happy and sad (but mostly happy for her) :D

Hope your Friday is splendiferous!

* Not dancing as a method of self-adjustment, guys.

I'm feeling all kinds of: tired, daydreamy & productive
What I hear: music nextdoor, waltzes in my head, deadlines on my doorstep

7 tall tales or Tell me a story
monkey From: monkey Date: May 2nd, 2003 11:24 am (UTC) (permalink)
We should talk, I am the uber email geek!

ldy From: ldy Date: May 2nd, 2003 11:42 am (UTC) (permalink)

Here's some background info:

Any thoughts, oh monkeygeeknesssir?
monkey From: monkey Date: May 2nd, 2003 11:48 am (UTC) (permalink)
Ok, first test to do...

open a command prompt, and type :

telnet (your outbound mail server name) 25

You SHOULD see a connection, login prompt, something like :

[root@draconia cmdline]# telnet outbound.electric.net 25
Connected to outbound.electric.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 osmtp2.electric.net ESMTP

ldy From: ldy Date: May 2nd, 2003 11:53 am (UTC) (permalink)
Tried telnetting last night, it told me not to spam. FTPing the port accessed OK, though, for whatever that's worth.
From: tasslehoff Date: May 2nd, 2003 12:04 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Well, if you can telnet and ftp going to that port, then the netgear router isn't blocking it.

Have you tried uninstalling the mail client, rebooting, installing and making sure that there's no other program running like norton utilities or any antivirus running in the back ground when you install?

It does work with your laptop right? Hrm...
monkey From: monkey Date: May 2nd, 2003 12:00 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Wait, I reread, looks like you KNOW this is working already. NEXT!

Once that telnet is opened up, type in the following : (skip the

helo localhost

(it will respond thusly) 250 osmtp2.electric.net Hello draconia.electric.net []

mail from:<your@emailaddress.com>

(it will respond thusly ) 250 OK (or not!)

rcpt to:<user@customer.com> (send to my address for a test)

(it will respond thusly ) 250 Accepted

data (hit return, type some stuff)

hit return one more type and type a single period on the line, hit return, type quit, and the test is done!

6. .
thetech From: thetech Date: May 2nd, 2003 12:40 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Congrats to M! :)

The offer still stands to assist with moving day [I did offer, didn't i?], provided I'm not still in my insane-working-hours mode.

As for the e.mail probs... if you took all the extras away [ie. the router, firewall software, etc] and hooked the computer directly to the DSL modem and connected that way... does it work then? Getting back to a base configuration would be the best way to begin troubleshooting. Then, add one item at a time to the environment and see what screws it up.
7 tall tales or Tell me a story