Ok, Thanks for the info guys, it seems that there was an issue with the server when I posted this and Dennis seemed to confirm.
Now it appears that the server is up, but on the uverse side of at&t my port 25 block opt out did not transfer to uverse.
telnet smtpauth.sbcglobal.net 25
Connecting To smtpauth.sbcglobal.net...Could not open connection to the host, on
port 25: Connect failed
Thanks for the confirmations, appreciate the help.--
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