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[bullet]  See our list of recommended software for use with SFF Net.
[bullet]  Skip Ahead to Detailed Instructions for Your Software

Below is a list of available SFF Net Services, type of client needed, and TCP/IP port numbers. This should give you enough basic information to get started quickly if you're already familiar with TCP/IP settings and configuring Internet software.

However, if this information is less than illuminating for you or if you'd like specific software recommendations and step-by-step instructions on setting up your software for use with SFF Net, see Detailed Instructions for Your Software.

SFF Net Services
Service DNS Name Client Type Port #
Email Client
https://webmail.sff.net HTTP (browser) 443
https://webnews.sff.net HTTP (browser) 443
Outgoing Email
smtp.sff.net SMTP 587 5
Incoming Email
pop3.sff.net POP3 110
News Server
news.sff.net NNTP (newsreader) 1119 2
for People Pages
people.sff.net FTP/SFTP   21 or 990  
for Hosted Sites
public.sff.net FTP/SFTP   21 or 990  

1  Public areas open to non-members. Access to private areas requires authentication using your SFF Net username/password.
2  Due to Denial-of-Service attacks on the standard NNTP port 119, newsgroup access is now provided only through port 1119.

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