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My E-mail has disowned me!

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  1. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Without so much as a move on my part, Centurylink has stopped sending me my email.No changes in months on my end..

    Should I try and wait them out, or start bitching right away Screenshot from 2020-03-09 16-28-46.png ? ":O}
  2. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Try signing in online first, just to be sure nothing is broken with your email account:
    http://webmail.centurylink.net/

    If all your emails are there, then something must be up with Thunderbird. You may have to remove and re-add your CenturyLink email to Thunderbird again.
  3. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    My message reads:
    "Sending of username did not succeed. Mail server pop.centurylink.net responded: internal server error"

    I'll try and see what's up online Thank you.
  4. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Centurylink is useless. They don't know me never heard of me and anyone who might help me are 9 to 5. I'll try tomorrow
  5. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Did the webmail work as a temporary workaround?

    Here are the POP/SMTP settings:

    Domains:
    centurylink.net

    Incoming ServerPOP: pop.centurylink.net, Port:995, Security:SSL
    IMAP: mail.centurylink.net, Port:993, Security:SSL

    Outgoing Server

    SMTP: smtp.centurylink.net, Port 587 TLS if available

    Username

    Full Email Address

    _________________________________________________________________
    You can always try IMAP

    Centurylink.net IMAP Server
    mail.centurylink.net

    IMAP port
    993

    IMAP security
    SSL / TLS

    IMAP username
    Your full email address

    IMAP password
    Your Centurylink.net password

    Centurylink.net SMTP Server
    smtp.centurylink.net

    SMTP port
    587

    SMTP security
    STARTTLS

    SMTP username
    Your full email address

    SMTP password
    Your Centurylink.net password
  6. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    The problem is that Century does know me, my name or password.
  7. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Yes, but if any of their POP/SMTP settings have changed, then it wouldn't know you.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Well that was easy. I talked to 15 agents, tried the same thing a dozen times and then they fixed what they broke. only took for 1 pm to 9 pm. only had to start all over again 7 times.

    Don't mind me I'm frazzled! LOL

    They ban me for spamming. I told them I didn't spam they said Ok and spent half a day un spamming banning me.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2020
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    Century Link is the very bestest local Telco there is. $~75 per month for a landline from them. $90 per month for allegedly 100 Mbps Down and 6.5 Mbps Up from my only available cable provider. Such a deal!!!

    They banned you for spamming? How in heck does a private party do that?
  10. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Judging from the message I received when it went tits up, I think their server screwed up and they were just bull shiting me.A half a day to reverse a ban?

    How many do they ban a day? Then reversing it just because I said I wasn't a spmmer??
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    What the??? SPAMMING?
    Was your email hi-jacked or something?
    You may want to change your password immediately.

    Sorry you had to go through all of that with support. Once every 10 years isn't bad. ;)
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    If it was Hijacked, it was hijacked from the Server/ And your right once in 10 years aint bad at all.

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