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I purchased a new Canon printer/scanner, and am trying to setup e-mail.
- smtp.cox.net apparently requires authentication with a valid cox email.- As of August 15, 2019, Cox no longer offers Internet customers the ability to create new Cox Email accounts or reactivate accounts that have been deleted. - use of third-party SMTP servers fails because it appears Cox is blocking port 25 outbound.
What tf gives? I cannot believe I'm even having this conversation, and tech support was like "yes, correct".
Something has to give, either let us use unauthenticated SMTP or allow e-mail account creation again. Who came up with this brilliant idea without doing some basic analysis of impact to users? So I guess my older security camera won't work either.
Cox is out of the email business now.
Yeah I get that, but at least open the SMTP servers to allow anonymous e-mail. I have a scanner and a security cam that will not work because they won't allow new accounts or me to use my Comcast SMTP server.
They tried to upsell me on Cox complete care as if I didn't know what I was doing
beep said:Yeah I get that, but at least open the SMTP servers to allow anonymous e-mail.
You mean set up a open relay? That would be great for spammers.
not really my problem to solve, they should have figured out options when they discontinued allowing e-mail accounts but require it for outbound authentication. alternatively allow authentication with my regular cox account (non-email)
Why though? Who do you use for email? What advantage would you get using Cox's SMTP server over the email providers?
my scanner requires an SMTP server to send scanned documents to. I cannot use my other providers SMTP server because Cox blocks port 25 traffic. So I'm stuck, I can't use Cox's SMTP server, and I cannot use my mail providers SMTP server either since its blocked by a firewall.
beep said:I cannot use my other providers SMTP server because Cox blocks port 25 traffic.
Your email provider doesn't have a secure SMTP server? Why not use Gmail or something similar? Or is your scanner not compatible with TLS/587