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Old Dec 24, 04, 10:36 am
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HeHateY
 
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Exclamation Verizon is blocking all incoming e-mail from outside the USA!!!

If you have Verizon as your ISP (even if your address is not "@verizon.net") you are not receiving any e-mail that is sent from outside the USA.

I discovered this after some clients did not respond to my e-mail, but in fact they had e-mailed me and Verizon just tossed it. No bounce, just gone out into the ether. This is allegedly an anti-spam measure!

Here are some details I found on various boards:

http://www.broadbandreports.com/foru...6645~mode=flat

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archiv...4-12/1927.html

There was no notice of this, it was unilateral and done at the beginning of the holiday period (i.e. I thought some clients had gone on vacation already!)

I had to call them to discover it myself. I was told by one rep that he couldn't fathom why anyone would need e-mail from outside the country!

Verizon tells me that I will need to submit a list of addresses which I receive e-mail, and that in "two to four weeks" they will have "approved" them for incoming mail.

Needless to say I am steamed and the Comcast guy is coming on Monday. And I suspect I may have a lawsuit against Verizon for potential lost income?
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