Regions firewalls access to online banking for 3 hours after 1st moneydance ofx download

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02 Apr, 2021 02:22 PM

OSX 11.2.3
Moneydance 2021.1 ( 3036 )

After loading Moneydance and downloading transactions for a single account, all further access to any regions online service are firewall blocked for 3 hours.

1st download from ofx always works. Immediately afterwards, all tcpip connections to, online banking.regions .com are in SYN_SENT state.

They don't like something in the exchange to and firewall off access from my source ip lasting 3 hours.

tcp4 0 0 SYN_SENT
tcp4 0 0 SYN_SENT

console window log for successful 1st connection:
FI refresh is forced
Sending message to

using internal https+certificate checking
loaded cookie from : NSC_JO(redacted); path=%2F; -> NSC_(redacted); path=%2F;



  1. 1 Posted by jimrh on 02 Apr, 2021 05:37 PM

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    I am not staff, nor am I particularly expert at MoneyDance, but this sounds familiar so let me take a stab at it.

    Are you and the place you're trying to sync to in different countries?

    Even though this has nothing to do with moneydance, I spend a certain amount of time in Eastern Europe and communicate with web-sites and businesses back in the United States. Sometimes I connect, but then subsequent attempts to connect are blocked.

    I get around this by using a competent VPN. (Free VPN's are not worth it in my opinion)

    Have you tried that?

  2. 2 Posted by -Kevin N. on 02 Apr, 2021 06:13 PM

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    Hi Deron,

    I am a Regions Bank client and I've had similar experience with Regions locking me out of all access to their OFX server as well as their website after attempting to connect with Moneydance.

    Like you, I was only able to d/l from 1, maybe 2 accounts (out of 4) before being locked out. For me, the lockout lasted about an hour.

    From the content of your post, you appear quite knowledgeable and can likely stand to hear what my solution is. I was able to resolve the issue by using a free, third-party script called Pocketsense. Pocketsense was originally designed for MS Money but works just as well with Moneydance. The 'trick' is to delay the individual connections to Regions. For me, delaying the connection for 3 seconds works fine. There's a setting in Pocketsense to perform such delays.

    BTW, I tried connecting each account to Regions individually in Moneydance - got locked out.

    I was already using Pocketsense with MS Money so using it with Moneydance was a no-brainer.

    If you are interested in looking at Pocketsense, here's a link to the developer's website.

    If you need a hand with it, post back, and I'll try to help out or you can post to the Pocketsense forums.

    You'll need Python to run Pocketsense. You can d/l a free copy (ver 2.7) from ActiveState. (you'll need to create an account)

    I set up all of my accounts: Regions, Fidelity and Chase to use Pocketsense and don't bother using MD's interface.

    HTH -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

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