VERIZON phone support had no idea why I could no longer send email with THUNDERBIRD, and said it's a MOZILLA problem. Only by luck did I find out that Verizon changed it's policy for connection to "enhance security" and settings had to be changed! I finally got it to work, but do I need to use the verizon email other than using it for my "from" address to keep it active?
What does this mean for you?
- You cannot use a non-Verizon email address as your “from” address.
- You can still use any of your verizon.net email aliases to send email.
- The “Reply To” address can still be anything you choose.
If you elect not to use your verizon.net email account as a result of this change, it will automatically be deleted after 6 months of inactivity. Once deleted, the account(s) cannot be reactivated.
I now see that this is covered by a previous thread SMPT NO LONGER ALLOWS CUSTOM DOMAINS. And I see my "from" is a Verizon address (not my business domain). I agree, this is UNACCEPTABLE! I will have to find out if I can use my business domain POP server as SMPT outgoing server... argh.
I am INSENSED by this change! I have used verizon SMTP for my non-verizon email account for probably a decade. I spent a good hour trying to find out why it stopped working until I finally checked my verizon email (who uses the verizon email?) and see this new policy.
I pay for this service and now I can't use it for "security" reasons? Total **bleep**. I'm sure they are super happy with this as I'm now forced to shift to a new email address (my previous does not offer SMTP services, only POP/IMAP).
As a compromise they should allow people to enter in a "safe" from address.
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