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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....
(550-550 126.96.36.199 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?
Are you kidding me?
The entire thread above is about how we cannot send email via cox mail when out of the country.
Any mail i send to you (while i am in portugal) via the cox email setup will be rejected with a Cox CXBL error message that complains about a 188.8.131.52 IP address.
(My typos above of "140" should be "146".)
Besides you should not be wasting more customer time on this problem ... which has been reported hundreds of times by many different cox users.
You should have a cox employee in a foreign country be investigating this CXBL problem.
Thank you, "noOtherOption". I think you are the first --- of hundreds (?) of cox users who have complained about not being able to send cox mail from outside the U.S. --- to include the CXBL error message along with the "strange" IP address 184.108.40.206.
I get the same message and 146 ip address when i try to send email from Portugal to my family in the U.S.
It seems that the cox email setup is routing your mail sent from Belgium, Netherlands, etc. and my email sent from Portugal to that 146 ip address.
My notes in this thread from your forum post are an attempt to get Cox to get skilled email technologists to look into how this strange routing could be happening.
Hopefully someone can "fix" the Cox email system so that their traveling customers can send mail to their family and friends back home without jumping thru too many hoops ... like that Captcha robot-checking that shows an array of fuzzy images that are usually a fuzzy mess on my cell phone's small screen. What a frustrating mess that is.