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    Thanks, Patrick!
    Unfortunately, the ISP isn't helpful.

    That sounds like a big understatement.

    I'm no expert in that stuff, but what about just setting up a new email account like with Apple (with your Apple ID) or even gmail.com and use it?

    I'd sure be surprised if neither of those two email accounts didn't work properly.

    And maybe save yourself a lot of exasperation and give yourself a nice Christmas present — an email address that actually works properly.

    PS: I assume that you have checked for any goofy account settings and made sure no blocking/spam delete filters or preferences are actively messing things up???





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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    That sounds like a big understatement.

    ...what about just setting up a new email account like with Apple (with your Apple ID) or even gmail.com and use it?

    I'd sure be surprised if neither of those two email accounts didn't work properly.

    PS: I assume that you have checked for any goofy account settings and made sure no blocking/spam delete filters or preferences are actively messing things up???


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    I've got a couple of gmail accounts that work great and play well with others (the wowway and sbcglobal accounts), so I'm pretty well convinced the problem is that sbcglobal is blocking wowway or wowway has some problem that sbcglobal does not like- perhaps a certificate they don't approve of (wild guess). The problem is, wowway blames sbcglobal & sbcglobal is unreachable.

    I never thought of having an Apple e-mail account until you mentioned it and didn't know one could do that. If any e-mail account should work properly, that's got to be the one!

    You are & others here are right, it is time that we replace these e-mail services (both wowway and sbcglobal) with something more reliable.
    Perhaps the best bet is something like gmail, a forwarding service like the one Jake mentioned earlier or the Apple ID associated e-mail you mentioned.
    As an added bonus, when I switch ISPs when the white coat people take to the insane asylum (because too many ISP problems finally sent me over the edge), I'll be able to keep my e-mail addresses.

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    As an added bonus, when I switch ISPs when the white coat people take to the insane asylum (because too many ISP problems finally sent me over the edge), I'll be able to keep my e-mail addresses.
    Yup, you got it. And have something that actually works. Very satisfying!!!

    PS: If you wanted to spend and maybe waste some time checking on any current blacklist status etc., you could try some of the tests at places like this:
    https://www.whatismyip.com/blacklist-check/




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    Thanks Patrick!
    The blacklist checking sites were interesting to explore (Code for "goof around on"). My domain didn't show up as a bad guy, so I suppose it is a problem isolated to Sbcglobal versus Wowway.
    Maybe one or the other of the two domains will fix the problem (Yeah, sure...)

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    Note... the "Blacklisted" sites that show up on the IP search list are those that sponsor or allow spammers to use. Our forum software checks those sites on demand and can "ban" single or a range of IP addresses. I highly doubt your ISP would be on that list as they would not stay in business very long.

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    Thanks Chsgag for your good explanation.
    My mail from wowway to sbcglobal is still not being delivered, so I guess it is a sbcglobal attitude problem that I'll have to live with until I get rid of the sbcglobal addresses.
    Thanks Again!
    Paul

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