PCNS Labnotes Apr 2007
Using Spampal with AT&T Yahoo's new SMTP Settings
This section only applies if you use Spampal.org's Spampal to curb spam coming in your firstname.lastname@example.org
email account. These instructions are geared for the more tech savvy, so if you get lost call PCNS.
These instructions are based on the instructions in the link below, but the Sane Security page gives
you so many options that you may be in a confused trying to figure out what to do.
1. This assumes Spampal is already installed and functioning. We're assuming Spampal
has stopped working after applying the changes AT&T recommends. AT&T is
recommending (soon requiring) the following changes:
Incoming mail server: pop.att.yahoo.com, use SSL, and use Port 995
Outgoing mail server: smtp.att.yahoo.com, use SSL, and use port 465
This configuration was setup with an installation of AVG Free Edition Anti-Virus 7.5 installed.
The Free Edition has an embedded inbound and outbound email viral message scanner. If you
use other security products (such as Norton or McAfee Internet Security), consult with their support
web sites for resolutions.
2. Download Stunnel. I installed the latest, as of this writing, from:
3. Run the executable to install it. In C:\Program Files\Stunnel, open
stunnel.conf, and modify the following lines:
accept = 127.0.0.1:1109
connect = pop.att.yahoo.com:995
accept = 127.0.0.1:259
connect = smtp.att.yahoo.com:465
Note we're really not going to use smtps in this configuration, it
doesn't hurt anything. If you want the propeller head explanation,
you may use these settings depending if you use transparent or non
transparent proxy, based on the instructions from the above Stunnel
Configure Stunnel as a service. Click Start, All Program,
Stunnel, Stunnel - install as a Service. Click Start, Run, type
Services.msc, click OK. Find stunnel, and start the Service.
Open the Spampal interface and select Options, then
Connections. Add the following:
In Outlook Express, edit your account settings. BE SURE TO
PRINT SCREEN OR MAKE NOTE OF THE ORIGINAL SETTINGS!
In outgoing Mail Server, the checkbox [x] My server requires authentication should be
checked. Click Settings, and set like this, substituting your real email address:
Again, make a backup of your screen BEFORE changing anything!
Now click Send/Receive in Outlook Express.
A dialog box will pop up, with login credentials. Enter your usual email name, so the
field should be changed from:
If all goes well, AVG 7.5 will start scanning incoming messages, and
Spam Pal will start filtering. If you setup Rules, then your
designated Spam Folder should start working.
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