Cox email discontinuing SSL?
I'm noticing here that Cox cable will be discontinuing "SSL" as of tomorrow when connecting to their email servers https://www.cox.com/residential/support/imap-server-settings.html
Aside from the reasons for not using an internet providers' mail service, to interpret this move: Cox is saying "hey if you want use our email service, we no longer support secure connections to our incoming and outgoing servers. We're tired of troubleshooting your email settings. We do have webmail so you can use that if you want security." Fair to say?
Asking for those people using a @cox.net not myself.
What I've noticed after Cox's deadline is that:
- those people who had "auto manage settings" checked, had no problems
- those people who manually entered their email settings, had no problems
So, thank you Cox for a non-event.
However, they guy who I was helping whose Cox email stopped working -- his problem was that he was still using the full email address as his Username. Apparently, you are now supposed to use just your Cox name before the @.
All I know is in the blurb at the top of the Cox webpage of the link I included. As far as I know, they haven't sent an email warning their customers, so that's all the warning you get Seems that tomorrow will be busy for Applecare and Cox fielding "my email has stopped" questions (and probably a flood of new Gmail accounts created).