McAfee blocks the whole of Streamyx ?

Out of suddenly, the sending of emails via Outlook Express wasn't working. Then the following error messages popped out from my backend McAfee program.




Thus, the IP of 60.49.33.245 is indeed the IP of my streamyx connection. Therefore, this is a stupid error projected from spamhaus.org

I restarted the router and was obtained a brand new IP, yet again same thing happened.



So, does spamhaus.org block the whole of Streamyx IP range ? I am just too lazy to find out and therefore I decided to uninstall the whole McAfee anti-virus application.

Localhost Problem:

So, McAfee application is working closely with Microsoft indeed. Upon installed, it will constantly change your incoming mail server to become the IP of localhost; 127.0.0.1

And if you keep it there, sometimes you will be able to retrieve your emails, other times you don't. So, each time you gotta manually reset the incoming mail server back to the supposedly mail server domain names such as mail.brandonserver.com

Beware after uninstallation- 0x800CCC0B:

After you uninstalled McAfee, a few settings would be changed without you knowing it. First of all, it will reset the mail server setting from localhost IP of 127.0.0.1 to your original mail server domain names such as mail.brandonserver.com

and also expected to get the error of 0x800CCC0B when you are sending email.

This is according to this forum, is due to the setting of your outlook express account. You are supposed to check under "server/outgoing email" for the setting of "My Server Requires Authentication". It seems like the uninstallation has caused Outlook Express to reset this setting to default.

Then you will be fine.

This is not a last mile problem.

Comments

Brandon Teoh said…
Sometimes you feel like an outcast, but you will never be alone spamhaus slapped with lawsuit
Chubbs said…
Brandon,

I have to agree that McAfee kinda sucks. We use it for our laptops at my company, and so far, I get a call a week about something going screwy with it.

Still, it's better than Norton Anti-Virus.

Perhaps there should be some checks and balances at SpamHaus, in order to prevent aggressive labeling of what is and isn't SPAM.
Brandon Teoh said…
yeah, it is still better than Norton.

I think I will install it back after spamhaus settle their problems. Otherwise, McAfee should drop its ties with spamhaus.
Anonymous said…
Here is spamhaus's evidence for it being an open proxey:

http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=60.49.33.245

If you've got an open proxey, your supposed to be blocked.
Anonymous said…
Here is spamhaus's evidence for it being an open proxey:

http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=60.49.33.245

If you've got an open proxey, your supposed to be blocked.