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set-net problem.....

 [1/2] from: johnfdutcher:y:ahoo at: 5-Jul-2003 16:04


The following is the set-net info from my user.r file which was established upon installing View. It never allows any messages to be sent when connected to the Internet via View. All attempts suggest I should check my net settings and correct as needed. But they sure look right to me...the domain shown is my provider (the same name and smtp/pop settings work fine on say ....Yahoo, where I receive mail from that domain as well as in my regular Yahoo account. I can't see what Rebol is complaining about. I really am ['dutcher--localnet--com'] and my mail server really is 'mail.localnet.com'. ????? My set-net line: set-net [[dutcher--localnet--com] "mail.localnet.com" mail.localnet.com none none none] if (not none? system/view) [ system/view/screen-face/options: none ] set-user-name "John F. Dutcher"

 [2/2] from: amicom::sonic::net at: 5-Jul-2003 20:21


John, 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: