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  1.    #1  
    I've been searching the forum and Google, and I haven't really come up with anything on this. I'm using the Linksys USBBT100 to do reverse dun. I can surf, and I can pull down e-mail using POP3 in Versamail. However, I cannot get e-mail to go out over SMTP. I have a Windows XP SP1 PC connecting with a cable modem on Charter - yes, they block port 25. However, since I'm using my broadband connection, I would think I should be able to send outbound e-mail. However, ICS set the IP for bluetooth to 192.168.0.1. I understand that this is the default for ICS.

    Here's the freaky part. I go to http://www.dslreports.com/mspeed in Blazer, and the IP address shows up the same as it does when I'm using my browser.

    Oh, I don't have the data plan with Verizon so I can't do the simple "use the carrier's smtp server" solution.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    LG VX9800
    Motorola HS-850
    Linksys USBBT100
    Mobile Crossing BT GPS

    (R.I.P.)
    VZW Treo 650
    Treo Side Case
  2. #2  
    Doesn't your Charter account come with email? Use the same SMTP information you use with Outlook Express (or whatever it is you use for email on the PC).
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  3.    #3  
    I am using the same configuration on the Treo as I do on my PC. The problem is that Charter doesn't recognize the IP address on the Bluetooth adaptor that ICS set so it refuses to send the e-mail. Charter like other ISPs has blocked access on port 25 from unrecognized IPs to help curb spam.

    LG VX9800
    Motorola HS-850
    Linksys USBBT100
    Mobile Crossing BT GPS

    (R.I.P.)
    VZW Treo 650
    Treo Side Case
  4. #4  
    Don't they make an authenticated SMTP server available? Most ISPs do (see Earthlink); then, as long as you sign in with your customer info, it doesn't matter what IP address you're using.
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  5. #5  
    If you don't have access to authenticated SMTP now, you can get access from Fastmail for a one time payment of $14.95.
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  6.    #6  
    I broke down and got SMTP from Fastmail. I changed my outgoing settings, and sending now works like a charm...

    However, I get a DNS error when trying to retrieve my mail now. It says it is unable to resolve pop.charter.net and to check my DNS settings. I seem to remember having this happen when I was trying to get Charter's SMTP to work after selecting ESMTP and putting in my account settings. Is this a Versamail bug?

    LG VX9800
    Motorola HS-850
    Linksys USBBT100
    Mobile Crossing BT GPS

    (R.I.P.)
    VZW Treo 650
    Treo Side Case
  7.    #7  
    Here's the answer. It appears to be a bug with using Versamail and Windows ICS. If you reboot your PC, the DNS error clears up for the first, maybe second, retrieval from the POP server. After that, DNS error.

    The fix: enter the IP address for the POP server rather than the name. That's a gross solution, but it works.

    LG VX9800
    Motorola HS-850
    Linksys USBBT100
    Mobile Crossing BT GPS

    (R.I.P.)
    VZW Treo 650
    Treo Side Case
  8.    #8  
    I have an additional update:

    I have added a router to my PC to set up a home network - previously I just had the cable model connected to my PC with the BT adaptor on it.

    This morning, I had to do a hard reset so I had to redo my e-mail settings. For kicks, I tried to use smtp.charter.net for my outgoing mail. With the router in place, it worked like a charm. With the router doing NAT, all e-mails look like they come from the same device. It would be nice if Windows XP ICS could do the same thing.

    I wish I had put the $15 I spent on Fastmail smtp toward my router though.

    LG VX9800
    Motorola HS-850
    Linksys USBBT100
    Mobile Crossing BT GPS

    (R.I.P.)
    VZW Treo 650
    Treo Side Case

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