[X Newbies] Port 110

James S Jones jsjones at mac.com
Thu Nov 27 08:17:00 PST 2003

The only point to the telnet exercise is to determine if you can reach 
the server. You aren't logging in. You're not going to do anything 
while you're there. And, if it doesn't work, it doesn't really prove 

If you can get in to your mail servers at all, then there's nothing 
wrong with your system setup. With respect to Comcast, their server is 
bus occasionally or completely down (especially a couple of months 
ago). If you try it again, you'll usually get through. As for other 
mail servers, I'd suspect something similar. It could be that a 
particular server would be easier to connect to though other means that 
the default settings. Your email service provider could give you those 
advanced settings.

Are you using Panther, btw? Mail 1.3 is infinitely better than previous 

On Nov 27, 2003, at 5:43 AM, J wrote:

> Would this work with domains that require log in with full email 
> address a la:
> webmaster%domain.com at mail.domain.com
> I sometimes get this message from Comcast, which is my main way of 
> connecting via cable, but I have a few domain addresses that do this 
> often. It never is permanent just wonder why it happens.
> Thanks for your help.

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