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Jcink

@optonline.net

Mail.optonline.net

Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone else is having trouble with mail.optonline.net.

I started using it to send email with sendmail, it was doing fine for a while, but I've noticed it seems to go down a lot for me. I took it off and decided to watch it, thinking maybe it was a sendmail issue, but sure enough there have been several times that I just can't telnet to mail.optonline.net period, on any computer in the house.

As of right now, it's dead for me. I can't telnet to it like I normally can. I haven't been able to even telnet to it for an hour now...

Thanks


RickNY
Premium
join:2000-11-02
Farmingville, NY
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
Works fine here


petem222

join:2004-06-14
Milford, CT
reply to Jcink
I've always used 'mail-hub.optonline.net', FWIW...


RARPSL

join:1999-12-08
Suffern, NY
said by petem222:

I've always used 'mail-hub.optonline.net', FWIW...
Mail-Hub and Mail are the same server (s1) -

dig://mail-hub.optonline.net;querytype=A

; DiG 9.3.4 mail-hub.optonline.net A
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; HEADER opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 51381
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 2

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mail-hub.optonline.net. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
mail-hub.optonline.net. 3933 IN CNAME s1.optonline.net.
s1.optonline.net. 6215 IN A 167.206.5.250

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
optonline.net. 628 IN NS ns.cv.net.
optonline.net. 628 IN NS ns.cvnet.com.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
ns.cv.net. 3957 IN A 167.206.1.30
ns.cvnet.com. 2629 IN A 167.206.1.103

;; Query time: 40 msec
;; SERVER: 167.206.245.11#53(167.206.245.11)
;; WHEN: Thu May 31 19:00:53 2007
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 151

----------------[End of response]----------------

dig://mail.optonline.net;querytype=A

; DiG 9.3.4 mail.optonline.net A
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; HEADER opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 61108
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 2

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mail.optonline.net. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
mail.optonline.net. 649 IN A 167.206.5.250

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
optonline.net. 649 IN NS ns.cv.net.
optonline.net. 649 IN NS ns.cvnet.com.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
ns.cv.net. 3978 IN A 167.206.1.30
ns.cvnet.com. 2650 IN A 167.206.1.103

;; Query time: 19 msec
;; SERVER: 167.206.245.11#53(167.206.245.11)
;; WHEN: Thu May 31 19:00:31 2007
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 130

----------------[End of response]----------------


Jcink

@optonline.net
reply to Jcink
Well at the time I posted it, it definitely was down for me. It's working just fine now, though.

But that's my problem, it'll work, and go down, and then work for a while, then go down.

Is this a problem though? People who use OOL mail regularly, do they have this problem lately with their email? Or is this only me?


Calendarman
Business Ultra user

join:2000-11-21
Mount Kisco, NY
Stopped using OOL for for email about 4 years ago. They were always terrible,lost email, and went down often, unlike the internet service, which is great!

SteelWheel

join:2004-06-20
@Calendarman: I've been having my own email issues with OOL for a while now--too complicated for me to post right now, although I may start another thread when I have some time. If you don't mind my asking, are you just totally using webmail instead, or do you pay a 3rd party like GoDaddy for SMTP/POP? The latter is something I'm considering doing myself, so was curious if you had any recommendations. Thanks.


La Luna
RIP Lisa
Premium
join:2001-07-12
Warwick, NY
kudos:3
reply to Jcink
said by Jcink :

Well at the time I posted it, it definitely was down for me. It's working just fine now, though.

But that's my problem, it'll work, and go down, and then work for a while, then go down.

Is this a problem though? People who use OOL mail regularly, do they have this problem lately with their email? Or is this only me?
It seems to depend on what email server you're on. I rarely have an issue (unless it is big and widespread) with OOL email, while others seem to have on going issues.
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Jcink

@optonline.net
reply to Jcink
It's dead for me a lot again this week. Anyone else? It's dead right now.

I just need this to have an un-blacklisted email server.