SMTP Authentication Requirements
May 19, 2006 (See also
Frontier Notice below)
I'm forwarding (in BCC, of course! I follow my own preaching) this
official announcement from Frontier. This is the 2nd notice Frontier
sent out this morning. The first was sent 2 days ago.
Frontier will soon require authentication on their consumer SMTP server.
This comes as a follow-on step to their Dec 2002 ban on port 25. Those
using their business class services such as SDSL, T1, etc. are not affected.
Webmail, of course, by nature is also unaffected.
Why are you getting this notice from me?
- According to my records, you're on Frontier consumer class internet
service (affected by this up-coming change) for your business
- I have not yet received any inquiries from you regarding this
issue. Therefore, I assume that you are unaware of the situation.
Most people fail to maintain routine monitoring (as required) of the
primary account email with their ISP. That's the only mode of
communication you'll receive from them.
Please be advised that the deadline is May 23, and it
will affect all
systems at your business location, including all workstations and
Exchange server SMTP relay. Out-bound email will abruptly cease to work
unless appropriate changes are implemented.
You will need to locate the primary account login name, and
password. They were provided in the welcome letter when you first
signed up with Frontier. If you have lost your records, you must contact
Frontier and request an administrative reset.
p.s. Out of the 54 primary client sites, 17 are on Frontier consumer
class line. Only 1 out of those 17 have contacted me so far after the
first Frontier notice.