@Can someone clarify?
From where I stand, what they are doing is reasonable. Just *tell* us first! And BTW my domain package doesn't come with SMTP, only POP.
@not so bad: are you from BT? Let's read their help page
"Why am I receiving an error when I send mail from Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, etc.?
If you received an error message (553) while sending an email via your external mail client, your alternate non-Yahoo! email address is not verified. To properly use your POP service, please follow these instructions.
1. Click Options in the upper-right corner of the page. If you are using the All New Yahoo! Mail, click Mail Options in the menu that appears."
I was having problems with thunderbird. Looking at step 1, I can't find an options button in the upper right corner of thunderbird. Or the instructions page I was reading.
Step 0 is in fact to log into their yahoo web mail (which I've never, ever used because I use thunderbird+pop exclusively). I wouldn't mind this stupid oversight so much if they'd fucking told me beforehand this was going to happen!
And as for taking 5 minutes, it took 1/2 an hour with support staff, poor guy.
And how do you know about port 587? BT never mentioned this to me. Would have saved a bucket of time if they had.