Special Outgoing Configuration Information for Cox and Qwest

In an effort to reduce the amount of spam wending its way through cyberspace, Cox and Qwest both have clamped down on SMTP (outgoing) traffic on their network. Cox is a relatively easy fix in your settings, Qwest is a little trickier for the business accounts.

Cox Configuration
Instead of using webmail.azbar.org for the outgoing server, use smtp.west.cox.net.

Qwest Configuration
Qwest has two different configurations: business user, and home user. Use whichever configuration is appropriate.

     Qwest Business
1. Instead of using webmail.azbar.org for the outgoing server, use smtp.qwestoffice.net.

Outlook Dialogs Outlook Express Dialogs
Qwest Bus1 Qwest Bus OE1

2. The Qwest SMTP server does require its own authentication. Use the login you do for your Qwest Business account.

Outlook Dialogs Outlook Express Dialogs
Qwest Bus2 Qwest Bus OE2

3. Finally, the setting that is unique to Qwest: different SMTP port number. You will find this under the Advanced tab. Change port 25 to port 465 as shown. Incoming remains 110.

Outlook Dialogs Outlook Express Dialogs
Qwest Bus3 Qwest Bus OE3


     Qwest Home
You should be able to use the regular POP3 configuration settings you see here if you are using Qwest Basic. If you have a Qwest account that uses MSN or Windows LiveMail, you cannot use Outlook to check your State Bar email.