[REBOL] Re: set-net problem.....
From: amicom::sonic::net at: 5-Jul-2003 20:21
In order to combat spam, many local ISPs are disallowing connecting to
their outgoing mail server when you aren't dialed in to them. It appears
you are using Yahoo! DSL for your connection. Thus, your ISP is likely the
problem here. For your outgoing mail server, use Yahoo's DSL mail server
(out here in California it is mail.pacbell.net, but yours may be
different). You can use your ISP's POP server, however.
Another unrelated note to your problem...Yahoo's DSL software STINKS. I
regard it about as highly as a virus or adware. The way I get around the
problem is to use a hardware firewall and have it make the
connection. Next step, do your computer a favor and uninstall all the
Yahoo DSL-specific software. Not only will your computer work better and
with less overhead, but your DSL connection will be up by the time your
computer boots (even if you turn your firewall on when you turn your
computer on). I recommend NexLand firewalls, but they are a bit pricey
(starting at $200 for the Pro400). I've also had success with cheap
off-the-shelf firewalls by Belkin ($79) and DLink ($69), among others.
Bohdan "Bo" Lechnowsky
Lechnowsky Technical Consulting
At 04:04 PM 7/5/03 -0700, you wrote: