@snoozin75: I concur with ashleyg. After a few quick searches
, it appears as though Bigpond has been having issues for a while (August 2012). I don't know exactly what the problem is (I'm not certain that they do either).
I suggest you contact Bigpond and tell them that your IP address is being blocked by Spamhaus XBL.
If they are unable to help you, try resetting your internet adapter ("ADSL or Cable modem") - that might give you a nrew dynamic IP addres which isn't affected by XBL.
I know you stated that your eMail has been working for nine months, but please double check your settings. I'm not familiar with Bigpond, but the message you received and the help page - settings don't seem to match.
In the msg -> Port 25, no SSL
In the help section -> Port 587, yes SSL
It also seems that they changed the servers for POP3 and SMTP.
Anyway, here's what I found - check your settings and hopefully that's all it is. Confirm
this with Bigpond before making any changes. I don't know what their Windows Live offering is. It looks as though you can click on the "Check now link" just above the Incoming settings - it's probably best to do that on their page, not from inside my post. From Bigpond help settings:
Email settings summary
To access your BigPond email account,
from an email program such as Outlook, you need to use the following settings:
For customers who have BigPond Email ® with Windows Live®.
Available to all NEW customers who connected on or after 10 February 2012.
Not sure if you are on the BigPond Email with Windows Live service? Check now.
INCOMING SERVER SETTINGS
OUTGOING SERVER SETTINGS
- POP Server: pop3.live.com
- Security: This server requires a secure connection (SSL)
- Port: Default SSL Port 995
IMPORTANT – ALSO BE SURE TO:
- SMTP Server: smtp.live.com
- Security: This server requires a secure connection (TLS or SSL Encryption depending on the mail client you’re using)
- If you are currently using Outlook, Mac Mail, iPhones, Windows Phones, Android’s please use TLS.
- Port: Default TLS Port 587
All other customers will be updated to Bigpond Email with Windows Live during 2012 and can use the below settings until that time:
- Tick the box indicating outgoing server requires authentication (in most email clients, this is not selec ted by default).
- Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) with the POP and SMTP connection, and SMTP authentication for security.
Secure Password Authentication (SPA) should be unselected or unticked, if you're asked.
- Incoming (POP3) mail server: mail.bigpond.com
- Outgoing (SMTP) mail server: mail.bigpond.com
- Username: Your full BigPond email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
- Password: Your email password
For Customers who are on BigPond Windows Live platform you can send and receive email messages via your browser or using an email client.