[GRLUG] More blocking from comcast?

Andre Bougher arklazak at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 10:45:37 EST 2009

I've been watching this thread as well as the previous ComCast blocking
threads and though I am no fan of ComCast and would drop them like a hot
rock if I had another alternative,  I have to say that I have never had any
issues with them dropping or blocking POP3, IMAP or SMTP traffic from my
home.  I currently connect to my work e-mail (Groupwise 7) and GMail
accounts, via IMAP and SMTP and have never had any issues.

As I said before, I am no fan of ComCast and their policies, but from a
technical standpoint - torrents aside - I have had very few technical


On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:20 PM, Jeff DeFouw <jeffd at i2k.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 01:11:18PM -0500, Collin Kidder wrote:
> > Disclaimer: I haven't bothered to really dig into this like I should.
> >
> > Problem:  I don't seem to be able to connect to my business IMAP server
> > from my home over comcast cable internet. I can SSH into the box so I'm
> > not being totally blocked. I can view web pages on the box. SSL secured
> > imap (993 port) seems to do absolutely nothing. So far as I can tell
> > there is nothing wrong with the server and no real reason I shouldn't be
> > able to get access. I can access the mail over a webmail interface. This
> > has started within the past week. I know that I should be packet tracing
> > this to see what is happening but I haven't done that yet.
> >
> > Would they really be evil enough to block port 993?
> My port 993 secure IMAP connection is working fine.  There wouldn't be
> any reason to block it.
> --
> Jeff DeFouw <jeffd at i2k.com>
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