This information applies to ATT
Worldnet and specifics may vary:
Service URL IP TCP/IP Port
Regular Outgoing Mail (SMTP) mailhost.att.net 22.214.171.124 25
SSL Outgoing mail (SMTP) imailhost.worldnet.att.net 126.96.36.199 465
Regular Incoming mail (POP3) postoffice.att.net
SSL Incoming mail (POP3) ipostoffice.worldnet.att.net 188.8.131.52 995
Regular News server (NNTP) netnews.att.net
SSL News server (NNTP) inetnews.worldnet.att.net 184.108.40.206 563
Create Netscape Profile:
Note that my existing files are in the directory D:\Netscape\Users\jayobrien.att\. My mail and news files are on the D drive as part of my backup scheme; there is no requirement that they be placed on the D drive.
Netscape|Manage Profiles|New|NextNetscape opens: close Netscape.
Full Name: Jay O'Brien
Email Address: leave blank
Profile Name: jayobrien.attssl
Directory: D:\Netscape\Users\jayobrien_attssl (this is generated by Netscape)
Outgoing Mail server: (leave as "mail" for now)
Copy these files from old User directory to D:\Netscape\Users\jayobrien_attssl: cookies.txt ,custom.dic, liprefs.js, prefs.js.
Run Netscape on new profile, make these changes:
Edit|Preferences|Mail Servers Delete existing postoffice.att.netClose Netscape.
Add Server name 127.0.0.1 | Type POP3 | User name firstname.lastname@example.org |
check remember password | Check for mail every 4 minutes |
Change outgoing mail server to 127.0.0.1 |
Outgoing mail server user name email@example.com |
Use SSL: never |
Note: local mail directory is D:\Netscape\Users\jayobrien.att\Mail
(this came from the prefs.js file moved from the other directory)
delete all subdirectories (it is using those under D:\Netscape\Users\jayobrien.att\)
Edit prefs.js: change user pref to point to address book as follows:
Edit prefs.js: change user pref to point to bookmarks as follows:
Delete pab.na2 (address book file not used)
Delete boookmark.htm (bookmark file not used)
C:\stunnel\stunnel-3.22.exeFrom WURD, install:
C:\stunnel.batNote: The stunnel.bat file is three lines, as follows:
The stunnel.bat file uses the 'start' command to run the windows stunnel.exe program. The /m argument runs the program "minimized", or in the background. The stunnel arguments used are: -c, client mode, which expects the "other end" to speak SSL; -d [port], run in daemon mode listening on port [port] on all IP addresses; -r [host:port], connect to remote service/port.
The batch file above will load two copies of stunnel.exe. The first one talks unencrypted to Netscape on port 110 and talks encrypted (SSL) to ATT's POP3 server on port 995. The second copy of stunnel talks to unencrypted Netscape on port 25 and talks encrypted (SSL) to ATT's SMTP server on port 465.
Make shortcut to stunnel.bat and put it on desktop. Rename it "Stunnel".Set shortcut to close on exit and to run minimized. Change the Icon (choose from selection).
When stunnel.bat is run by clicking on the shortcut, it will install
the two copies of stunnel.exe and close. The two stunnel copies will stay
loaded and will show in the task bar. To close stunnel, click on it in
the task bar and press control-c.
To access ATT Worldnet email via SSL over the internet, run stunnel and then select the new Netscape profile. To use the non-SSL dial-up, close Netscape and select the old user profile. Note that the cookies will be different as I haven't found a way to share cookies between profiles. The SSL email and news also works fine via dial-up to ATT; the only reason to revert to the non-SSL profile would be in the case where there is a problem with the SSL servers on the ATT end. I switch the routing between DSL and dialup using a "Route" command; see multihoming for a discussion.
It is necessary on occasion to type in the user ID jayobrien and the password for that user ID to send and receive email and News. One time I had a problem and when I typed in firstname.lastname@example.org as the ID, then it worked. I don't know if that was the reason. Note that Netscape will now display a connection to 127.0.0.1, the stunnel address, rather than the ATT server urls when communicating with the servers.
Note that ATT Worldnet account information and certain web pages may only be accessed when dialed-up to ATT. Some examples are as follows:
AT&T WorldNet Member Services -- https://memberservices.att.net/ (220.127.116.11 ; 18.104.22.168)
webmail.att.net -- http://webmail.att.net (22.214.171.124)
AT&T WorldNet®: Beta Site -- https://betasite.worldnet.att.net/ (126.96.36.199)
www.worldnet.att.net -- http://www.worldnet.att.net (188.8.131.52 ; 184.108.40.206)
SHUT DOWN STUNNEL
How to gracefully shut down stunnel? The best way seems to be to click on the task bar button to open the window, then hit Ctrl-C. This avoids the error window and the need to click on it. Stunnel docs say that stunnel, in daemon mode, will accept TERM, QUIT and INT commands to shut it down, but I don't know how to do this with stunnel as I am running it. I haven't been able to get a response on the stunnel mailing list. It would be nice to be able to run a batch file to shut stunnel down.
There doesn't seem to be any logic to when passwords and user IDs are needed. It isn't a problem, but is curious.
LARGE ATTACHMENTS - SEND EMAIL
I note that if I send a large attachment (1 MB plus) to an email message, that the Netscape (v4.79) window "Mail Message Sent; waiting for reply..." doesn't ever go away, as if the mail was not acknowledged. The window goes away right away with small email messages. The message isn't actually sent until I hit "cancel" in that window. Then the email is sent ok, but the message I sent is not moved into the "sent" folder in Netscape. More research is needed here.
COOKIE SHARING BETWEEN PROFILES
Is there a way to share cookie files between Netscape profiles, like that possible with address book, bookmarks, mail files, etc?