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Outlook and SMTP authentication question

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I am testing outlook express with a basic firewall like Zone Alarm. I have two email accounts setup, one with no authentication neccessary for smtp and one with authentication. The one with authentication will fail if I set my firewall to restrict the OE to only ports 25 and 110. I am using Ethereal to see what exactly is going across the line and I do not see any additional ports being used by the authenticating account. When I disable the firewall, both accounts work but they do not appear to be any different in Ethereal, all the same ports etc.. Is there some process here I am missing or is it an SSL thing or what?
Thanks a million guys.
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no smtp is not ssl or anything like that........

i nkow that you mentioned zone alarm i would check all the options as described above but another thing to check is if you have norton av installed..... goto the options of that and then under email scanning UNCHECK scan incomming emails.... I know that this sounds unsecure and it is to a point but i have not been able to find a secondary solution to the problem with my system ..... the bright side...... DONT OPEN ATTACHMENTS WITHOUT SCANNING THEM FIRST!!!! and you cant be infected...


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