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@Basil. yes I did get a courtesy call informing me that it was being looked into, which i appeciated. though I do not appreciate getting that error message telling me A. "banned from using SMTP AUTH due to previous abuse" and B. "Please verify that your email address is correct in your account settings and try again." which are two very different things with the former, if incorrect, bordering on libel. Still happy with TPG anyhow, as I do not run an important business nor am I a famous celebrity.
problem fixed. support rang, but I had to reset the SMTP outgoing port back to 587 from the 25 I had changed it to to try to fix the problem (I was getting the same strange abuse or check settings message though). best guess is the vpn I use, or alternative DNS even, was confusing things at TPG's end. problem solved, mystery alive.
Despite being in the same umbrella, TPG Telecom and Alphalink are still separate entities and operate independently of each other.
Please send your email address via private message in order for us to check and direct you to the relevant team.
For your reference: How do I private message (PM) in the community
I've sent details in a PM and haven't heard back. It's been 24 hours without access to outgoing email - an essential in my business. Please tell me whether the issue is at your end, mine or whether I need to talk to Alphalink. I am still receiving mail on my Mac using 10.13.6 and Apple Mail. The blocked outgoing mail is tagged with:
Mail was unable to connect to server “smtp.alphalink.com.au” using SSL on port 587. Verify that this server supports SSL and that your account settings are correct.
Select a different outgoing mail server from the list below or click Try Later to leave the message in your Outbox until it can be sent.
Again the same issue:
Send test email message: Cannot send the message. Verify the email address in your account properties. The server responded: 535 5.7.8 [TPG-A02] Authentication denied. User firstname.lastname@example.org is banned from using SMTP AUTH due to previous abuse
I have tried to setup again outlook tpg account but could not due to this error.
Before I could to send email from ouylook for months.
Please unblock me I am not doing illegal activity, you are one of the biggest internet provider but your email was terribly.