OT: Search Engines Lament
My bloviated meandering follows what »Q« graced us with on 6/1/2019 7:40 AM:
Sailfish <NIXCAPSsailfish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I meant built-into-the-browser tools for inspecting and debugging web
pages. Safari does have them, but having no Macs on hand I can't tell
how extensive they are. <https://developer.apple.com/safari/tools/>
and <https://support.apple.com/guide/safari-developer/welcome/mac> -- I
don't know why I didn't find that yesterday.
Spectrum/Charter sucks when providing help when they make architecture
changes, Microsoft sucks for not fixing a broken supported product and
Google sucks, well, because Google.
I sympathize. I spent close to 100 hours scouring Google to find out why
Spectrum.net (formerly Charter) email servers started bouncing my SMTP
Outgoing mail. This after contacting Spectrum Tech support a few times
only to be told I'd have to contact Microsoft Support directly. Sh'yeah,
like they'd help since the problem only exhibits itself on Win7, Windows
Live Mail (WLM).
Then, about a week again, I find out from another call to Spectrum Tech
Support that they no longer support charter.net servers (which had
supported the POP3 protocol) only mobile.spectrum.net and they only
support IMAP protocol. This in itself threw me onto the search engines
again attempting to locate where the NON-'MOBILE' spectrum.net servers
were since their mobile.spectrum.net didn't work for SMTP and to,
irritatingly, being told that mobile.spectrum.net is used for all platforms.
Still, this re-ignited a barely glowing hope ember but was again tamped
back down when it came to getting the SMTP (outgoing mail server) to
work. It just wouldn't work using their stated port 587 no matter what
other various options I twiddled to, essentially, find the magic 'hack'
that would work. The thing is, their stated settings obviously worked
for most other users since I was unable to find a report anywhere where
it hadn't (or the very few I did find never had a resolution).
Still, I "endeavored to persevere" and finally found a page that
suggested the Win7 WLM doesn't support the port 587 "TLS/STARTTLS"
protocol. It was about then that I had resigned myself to moving to
another email client (and the PITA of moving all my WLM email folders,
approx. 40) to another client when I decided one last go at it and, on a
whim, tried the "SSL" port 465 and, Voila!, that fixed it.
So, why the long lament post? Because nobody else should have to endure
the crap I had to in order to fix a similar experience.
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