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Adelphia Inbound Email Server Connection

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by jim, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. jim

    jim New Member

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    Anyone having a problem in having the connection refused to download email from Adelphia's server?

    -Jim
     
  2. TigerFan

    TigerFan New Member

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    A couple of days ago, I couldn't even access my email, let alone download anything. Somethings up.
     
  3. Dwarflord

    Dwarflord New Member

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    Forwarding from adelphia takes about 2 full days for it to finish. They have issues over there. Ill be glad when the migration to Comcast is complete. Doesnt look like much planning was done before they started the switch over.
     
  4. dcdavis

    dcdavis Ooops!!

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    That explains why a mailing I sent from work was bounced back from numerous adelphia e-mail addresses for "being over quota."
     
  5. jim

    jim New Member

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    I found the reason for the trouble.

    When I initially setup Netscape 6.2 mail (a year ago) and typed in the server name "mail.adelphia.net", either netscape or adelphia (somehow?) switched the name to a numerical string (something like 127.0.0.1?). This setup worked until last week. I switched the server name back to mail.adelphia.net and all is well. And, it has since stayed with this name and not switched to a numerical string.

    This must have been a result of their switch over to comcast.

    Of course, at home, the email outage was somehow understood to be due to my fiddling ;-/ (I did change the default settings on the printer back from landscape to portrait the night before!). Anyone else experience this type of harassment?

    It does still amaze me that we put up with this kind of BS from a product. What other product gets away with random outages, needing to be restarted, etc.?

    It was these kinds of problems that forced my 65 y.o. mom to go back to AOL from Verizon DSL. You AOL folks have her for life - a simple easy to use interface that walks her right through every step. She has gotten to the point that she doesn't mind the $24/month, doesn't care about the dial-up speed, and brushes off the pop-up ads. Verizon customer service was AOL's best salesman.

    -Jim
     
  6. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Jim, actually, this was probably changed by a virus checker or an 'internet security suite' that you had installed. They change this setting in order to point your email client to a 'local proxy' that scans all incoming/outgoing emails. Maybe you recently switched packages or uninstalled it and it never reset the original settings?
     

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