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This information is current as of September 24, 2005.

Earthlink has 2 SMTP server systems for sending mail. They are described below.

smtp.earthlink.net

* Open, non-authenticated mail sending for Earthlink customers.

* Accessed only on port 25 (SMTP).

* Protected by IP filtering only (IP-allow). With the many Earthlink partners supplying network connections, this IP-allow often fails.

* World-wide SPAM problem puts pressure on Earthlink to eliminate this server/service and Earthlink has announced it will be phased out.

* IP-allow problems eliminated by using smtpauth.earthlink.net. Unfortunately, this seems to have created a low-priority within Earthlink to fix these IP-allow problems when they occur.

* When experiencing IP-allow problems, it *may* be possible to recycle your IP address and end up with an IP that works. Of course, this is not a reliable work-around.

smtpauth.earthlink.net

* Closed mail server for Earthlnk customers. Must be authenticated with Earthlink account (full email address and password). Authentication techniques supported:

TLS (STARTTLS)
AUTH PLAIN
AUTH LOGIN
AUTH CRAM-MD5

* No IP filtering, can be accessed from any network.

* Accessible on both ports 25 and 587. This can help get around blocks on port 25 many networks (including Earthlink) use.

* Performs a check of the "From:" field of all email messages. It appears the domain name must have a valid DNS lookup to send mail.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Now failing on android - I'm guessing on the From: field which is set to my Uni email

    2014-02-02 16:55:30



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last modified: 2005-09-28 16:53:22