BellSloth was nice enough to give me a belated Christmas present: they turned off 3rd party access to port 25 last week.
Oh how nice, and I didn’t get ~them~ anything … let me go dig around in Hobie‘s litterbox, I’m sure there’s something worthy of them in there!!
I had noticed the inability to send nitallica org and thecoven org emails over the weekend, but didn’t actually sit down to look at the problem until last night. I contacted Lunarpages about the issue, as well as BellSloth. LP’s staff has been great about responding quickly and trying to help. Unfortunately I cannot get email on SSL to work, and since LP does not “officially” support it, I am SOL until BellSloth gets their collective shit together and grants me port 25 access.
God forbid I actually use BellSloth’s server … but as I put it to LP’s staff: it is about as reliable as a wet paper sack. Their email service is down more than their DNS is!!
Time to fire off yet *another* complaint to BellSloth, oh my joy can hardly be contained!