I was thinking the same thing Lightning and actually just got off the phone with Embarq who assured me that they were not blocking 25 or any ports for that matter, but I did find the issue.
I installed a new DSL modem this weekend and I guess it defaulted back to blocking all traffic after I set it up, instead of fwding to freesco, so I resetup the modem and all is well. Maybe I didn't hit apply or something. who knows.
Have to fix a very bad thing though that I just noticed. For some reason typing in my domain www.bt.getmyip.com
brings up my modems' web control panel instead of my website now.. Very odd.
Have to test it outside my LAN, but not very comforting.
My modem is set to only accept web cpl from LAN, but I don't really trust it.
I guess I can just bridge it instead of fiddling with it, but I figured the extra redundancy couldn't hurt. Maybe it is only going to make problems more complicated..
Thanks for the quick response.
I'm glad these things happen while I am home. I just got back from another tour in Iraq a few weeks ago and my wife would be hosed trying to figure all this out on her own....