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Darkk

join:2003-10-03
USA

Email from Charter about adding Zip Code to login?

Did anyone else see the email from Charter about requiring your zip code now also as a part of your login, in addition to your email address and password?

I'm guessing that this only applied to the charter.net web based login, as I see no way to do this with a pop3 client, unless Charter is about to alter everyone's password?

Anyone have any real info on this?

Not that the charter.net web site is secure anyway, adding secure https access would have been a better idea. So would ssh access to the pop3 and SMTP servers, but I don't think Charter still supports this either, do they?

CharterJosh
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join:2009-02-05
Chesterfield, MO
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We've had a lot of questions about this today. No this is not going to be required for any type of client login. As stated in the notice that went out (see above) this is only when checking email through Charter.net.


msmisfit

join:2004-09-13
Lawrenceville, GA
kudos:2
Thanks! I was worried about that giving me problems with my software, because I don't use the most common programs. This is a relief.


Gaffe
Cable n. 1 A legal means of theft.

join:2003-09-25
Alexander City, AL
reply to Darkk
It's so they know to display higher prices for markets with no competition.


cork1958
Cork
Premium
join:2000-02-26
reply to msmisfit
said by msmisfit:

Thanks! I was worried about that giving me problems with my software, because I don't use the most common programs. This is a relief.
What kind of "uncommon" software could you possibly be using, that would effect signing in at Charters website, to access your e-mail, could you be using?
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The Firefox alternative.
»www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/


msmisfit

join:2004-09-13
Lawrenceville, GA
kudos:2
I didn't grasp the "website" portion of the message. I don't use their webmail, so it didn't enter my mind.

FWIW, my mail client/browser is SeaMonkey.


Jason5321

@charter.com
reply to Darkk
Charter does offer secure smtp and imap!

»m.charter.com/GeneralEmail.aspx

Darkk

join:2003-10-03
USA
reply to Darkk
Extremely interesting about the IMAP, does that work on a desktop email client?

I know Charter used to allow IMAP, but terminated IMAP access when they set up the web mail app.

Any idea if SMTP access works when using secure access, i.e. you can use a user and password, to access Charter SMTP from outside the Charter network?

Rooke

join:2004-10-27
Redding, CA
said by Darkk:

Extremely interesting about the IMAP, does that work on a desktop email client?
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Yes, I use IMAP in Outlook and Thunderbird to get to my AOL email accounts. It works quite well. But it works better in Thunderbird than Outlook.

Darkk

join:2003-10-03
USA
reply to Darkk
Yeah, I get that. I use IMAP at work too.

I was wondering if the Charter Mobile URL listed worked for desktop email clients in IMAP and or SSH too?