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I've seen this question asked a million times but not answered.
In a foreign country (the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Italy, ...)
Connected via WIFI or 4G, doesn't matter.
Sending from an IMAP client (tho' the outgoing server is smtp.cox.net, is there any other option?) on my android, the mail sits in the outbox saying failed. Returning to the states, the email sends.
Using webmail.cox.net (redirects to idm.west.cox.net/coxlogin/....blah blah), I get a capcha (click I am not a robot) followed by a required entry of last 4 of SSN. Sending an email here fails with
Message could not be sent....
(550-550 220.127.116.11 blocked ....)
I understand that Cox bluntly blocks seemingly all foreign IP to prevent spammers and I can request a white list on an IP, but that's not a workable solution as I move from location to location. Is there a method that allows me to confidently use Cox email overseas on my android or am I forced to another email service?
The cox error msg CXBL says the "sending" address is being blocked because it is an abusing address.
Sure enough ... if you do a web search on 18.104.22.168 ... several web sites report 80 or 90 abuses from that address.
But i am being blocked from sending from Portugal ... a 79.xxx.xxx.xxx address ... not a 146.xxx.xxx.xxx address.
I am not doing anything wrong. It looks like some software in use by cox is routing my mail attempts thru the 146 address.
This looks like something cox has to fix. We users are powerless to fix this.
P.S. i don't want to scare anyone ... but it must be asked ... Could that 146 address have been collecting confidential and identity-theft data from thousands ... nay millions ... of emails ... that have been routed to that address over what time period? ... 3 or more years?
Another disturbing question:
Is U.S. mail being sent thru the 146 address as well as non-U.S. mail?
That is ... is mail sent from US ip addresses being sent to and forwarded by the 146 address ... but, for some reason, the 146 address is not forwarding (or cannot forward?) mail sent from non-US ip addresses?
If so, a huge amount of mail is going to or thru the 146 address.
I forgot to mention:
Web sites that show info on ip addresses show that the 22.214.171.124 ip address is hosted by Rackspace Hosting ... and the address seems to be related in some way to Dulles Virginia or San Antonio Texas.
This is as far as i can take it.
Cox will have to dig deeper to find out who is "behind" that 146 ip address.