06-26-2009 10:11 AM
Is AT&T having problems this week with Xpress Mail Professional servers? When you launch the desktop connection, it states "INVALID LOGIN" I have been using this software for 3 years now, and have not had issues like this before. I have only been able to connect once this week.
My version = 188.8.131.52
06-27-2009 5:19 PM
It certainly appears that there is a sytemic problem. But the data support team is unaware of it. I spent 2.5 hours with them last night. Escalated 4 times to a senior tech. He was unable to figure out the problem. I am a 2 year user without any past problems connecting. For the last week the PC Client software has been able to make the connection for maybe an hour a day. I continually get the "server not found error" occassionally, I get an "invalid sign on" I've installed and reinstalled both the PC and wireless device clients twice.
Tech had me email him an error log but he implied it's on my side of the connection. Given that I was able to log in for an hour or so after I got off the phone with him...I don't think so.
Anyone from AT&T monitoring this forum?
06-27-2009 5:36 PM
We have over 10 Tilts at work using the Pro version of Xpress Mail. It's been a mess for over a week with similar errors as you mentioned above. In the last 3 years, we get a terrible week of non-sense with those guys. Then it goes away and we never know what happened. From I understand, their tech support is useless. So we just sit tight. It's pretty bad.
Did you try to go to http://xpressmailpe.cingular.com and try to log in? If it lets you in, you can tell those jackasses that it's on their end. But will they actually listen to you? Oh, I bet you paid your bill, right? So their job is done from here..... LOL
Seriously though, anyone else has been experiencing any issues? I check my emails at least once every 15 minutes except when I'm asleep. In the last 2 years, glitches come and go and we learn to live with them. But it's amazing that none of the AT&T support come in here and post some relevant information related to the heartbeat of their crappy (oops...) product.
06-29-2009 9:20 AM
I was hoping so. Most users are ok with their client. Their phones are doing weird things though. Some of them flushed all emails out then download them again. Mine asked for the phone to be re-registered because the security key is invalid. I went through with it but now it's stuck trying to re-register.
One user cannot start his client. It still says invalid login.
Now I just got a message saying S7109 network connection timed out...............
06-30-2009 4:37 PM
I am having the same problems and was told by tech support that they were not aware of a national issue. Is there a way to forward these posts to the tech support so they realize there is a problem?
Is AT&T phasing out Xpress Mail so people move to Iphones?
07-03-2009 11:52 AM
I thought about this too. VERY shady if that's the case but why would they care anyways?
So far this is what we know: Xpress Mail is not supported or handled directly by AT&T. Seven Networks handles it. So everytime you spend time with AT&T customer service on the phone regarding Xpress Mail, they are clueless. They use word such as "escalating the issue to a higher level" but they have no idea what or who they need to talk to. It's VERY poor customer service. I think you're right, they are going to push slowly but surely everyone away from Xpress Mail. Here's another issue. They might be messing with the service and see on how many people are truly upset with this. If not that many people complain, they will pull the plug quietly.
07-03-2009 12:42 PM
I am back up. Periodically tried to log in, kept getting the usual errors, and then about 2PM EST - bingo, right in. I did send an email to the Senior Tech who had been very helpful last week. Never heard back, but I sent him a link to this forum and asked if he thought AT&T was phasing out XpressMail.
I have no idea if going back up is related to the email or just coincidence. Let's see how long it lasts. In the middle of negotiating a major deal and our Executive Director is not happy he can't get me via email reliably on a moment's notice. Probably going to force me into a Blackberry on Monday.
07-06-2009 8:16 AM
07-06-2009 8:28 AM
07-06-2009 8:57 PM
Still some issues for us. Weird thing though, around 5 users out of 10 never had any problems at all in the last 3 weeks when this mess started. And we are all behind the same firewall meaning the same ISP and same Internet access. All of them XP Pro. I spent all day clicking on Connect. Either I got the "Invalid username and password" message or the "Cannot find server" message. Over and over. Then after trying over 10 times in a row, I got connected. Synced up my phone ok and then less than 30 minutes later I got the "Cannot connect to desktop" message. Went back to the client, hit Connect again and same thing all over again.
I am going to try to ask my AT&T account manager tomorrow and have her do the work of getting some answers. She's been trying to sell me Enterprise grade stuff and needs my business. So we'll see if she can get answers.
07-07-2009 6:36 AM
07-10-2009 10:59 AM - edited 07-10-2009 11:03 AM
I have been working with our email admin on this, and it seems that Xpress sends the username with full qualifying domain infomation which does not pass authentication. My personal mail through my domain host needs the qualifier in order to authenticate and works fine with Xpress. Most email clients assume that when you log onto an email server that the domain name is assumed and only looks at the username. From what we have found there is no way of turning this off and is a problem with the client program and not the protocol. So, when you put in a username on the second setup screen even if you use just the username, at the server side it sees <username>@<full qualifying domain name>. This makes the Xpress client kindof useless for me. I need access to multiple accounts. Pity. I really really like this phone.
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