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Sending email while traveling in Europe

When I have traveled in Europe in the past, I have been able to receive emails in my Cox email account on a Windows laptop and an iPhone, but neither of them can send replies or new email.  They sit in the outbox and never send.  I thought I had this solved years ago when the telephone support guy said to use "smtp.west.cox.net on channel 465 with SSL" but that has not worked lately.  I see old postings about some services having cox SMTP servers blacklisted, or something like that.  Does anyone see an obvious problem and know a solution?  

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  • Geo,

    See my post on 12 Oct. in the thread "What's Cox's plan for customers traveling outside the U.S.?" It details issues regarding both my own experience with Cox email while traveling in Himalayan Asia and general issues pertaining to customers traveling overseas. It won't solve your problem, but it may help you see what you're up against.

    Apparently Cox either programs its servers to block overseas access or uses a firewall to accomplish the same goal.

    As far as I can tell, Cox's plan for customers traveling overseas is like the "super-secret probation" in Animal House. Nobody, not even most Cox support personnel, know about it, it doesn't really serve its intended purpose because in most countries a VPN can circumvent blocking of Cox web pages (but unfortunately not access to Cox's SMTP servers), customers only discover it after they are overseas, and then they're supposed to contact Cox even even though almost none of Cox's communications channels work from outside the U.S.

    Darius

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