On Wed, 02 Aug 2023 17:06:55 +1200, Ralph Fox <-rf-nz-@-.invalid>
Unfortunately, that only mentions SMTP in the context of disabling
security when doing email. It is clearly focused on changing the TLS
level for receiving email.
I got at least for emails with the same info from them starting a
couple of months before July 17, BTW. They were very diligent about
warning their customers of this.
>> Note that Agent 8.0 was successfully uptdated (in the INI file) and
>> continues to download email just fine.
>[B] You wrote "Agent 8.0 was successfully uptdated (in the INI file)".
> I do not know whether you mean the configuration change described
> at this link, or whether you mean something else.
The INI file, after some struggle with the OS, which regarded it as
its very own property not-to-be-touched by mere users, now has:
which I believe means I can now go up to TSL 1.3.
Since all the info on the change stressed "downloading email" and only
mentioned SMTP in describing how to configure a client to not use any
encryption, that seems unlikely. It is, however, true that I did not
wait to see if downloading failed before updating the INI file to use
TLS 1.2 and so cannot state with certainty that the POP server
requires TLS 1.2.
> I tried testing the SSL/TLS support of smtpauth.earthlink.net:587
> and pop.earthlink.net:995
from here in New Zealand. For me, both
> appeared to accept connections using any of TLS1, TLS1.1 and TLS1.2.
> It is possible this could depend on one's IP address / geographical
That is interesting. Sadly, I am in the USA, so the geographical
location may matter.
>> Researching this online is a nightmare -- apparently, iTunes is
>> somehow the topic of interest. But this isn't iTunes.
>[C] You can eliminate the itunes hits by adding
> to a Google search query, like this:
But will it tell me anything you haven't already? The non-iTunes stuff
mostly talks about Kerberos, which I suppose it in use here.
I did and it works fine -- for downloading.
This is no surprise, since I am running Windows 10, and it is
up-to-date (well, as of last Friday, anyway).
> If your OS is Vista or XP, you would either have to upgrade the
> OS or try one of the mods which are reported to work. This in
> addition to the config change to the INI file.
> If your OS is older than XP SP3, I suspect an OS upgrade is
> first required.
Thanks for your effort and response.
This has been going on long enough that it is clear that the provider
itself is not going to fix it. Perhaps, despite Win10's fervent
objections, I will go back to
to verify that the POP server does not work with that value, and then
to see if that helps.