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    How can i set up email alert using comcast. I am using smtp.comcast.net with port 993. I get invalid socket error.

    Tnx in advance 73 NU4N Dave
    dwtucker19@comcas.net

  • #2
    Dave,

    Hate to leave you hanging. I have not been able to make this feature work for many, many years. There seems to be little interest in fixing it .

    73 HNY
    Ron, W3RJW

    HRD v6.6.0.236
    Acer Aspire XC600, Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.9GHz, 8 GB Memory, 64-bit OS, Windows 8.1,
    Access Data Base
    FTdx-5000+Timewave Navigator Interface/FTdx-3000+SignaLink USB Interface, .. WSJT-X v2.1.1, JTAlertX v2.15.7, HRD v6.6.0.236

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    • #3
      Dave,

      I am not a Comcast user and no expert on smtp mail. However, I think you want to configure the mail for outbound smtp. I believe the port number 993 is for inbound mail. Just a suggestion but I would try port 587 as described on this page: https://247emailsupport.freshdesk.co...or-comcast-net

      Ken
      K1KDA

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      • #4
        I FINALLY got it working almost accidentally a couple of days ago.... Had to use my GMAIl to do it though.... MY personal server, etc. wouldn't work no matter what I tried.

        First... you CANNOT use Port 993.... which is the preferred port on my email server for INCOMING traffic. My server uses 465 for SMTP/outgoing as preferred, but I could never get it to work on 465, even on GMAIL.

        "I" got a GMAIL address and Port 587 to work.... but I'm pretty sure I had to lower my Google Security some to do it... Wait....

        Yep.... you gotta go here: https://myaccount.google.com/lesssecureapps

        Once there, you want to turn it ON. Note: this increases security risk "some amount".

        This is the ONLY way I have successfully gotten a successful test email to work.

        73,
        Last edited by KY5G; 01-09-20, 17:24.
        Clay Autery
        More, Better, Faster...

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        • #5
          Bottom line..... Pretty sure the MAIN issue in this regard is that the Alarm Email code is ancient, and does not meet the security requirements (SSL/TLS), et al. for modern email server implementations. Not a huge deal for me, because I don't use the alarms.... yet, so I don't need alarm emails.
          Clay Autery
          More, Better, Faster...

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          • #6
            I find it a lot easier to use https://hamalert.org/ and they have more options.

            Charlie, K0LAF
            73,
            Charlie, KØLAF

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            • #7
              Thanks to all. Think COMCAST is a no go. Oh well. 73 Dave

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