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Old 11-14-2004, 09:00 AM   #1
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Location: Hull - England
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isp blocked port 25


im at an end trying to sort this out my self! my isp has blocked port 25, and you can probably guess the rest but hear i go any way. i need port 25 open for my mail server, what i was woundering does any body know any good port reflecting services so mail is sent to another server which then sends it to my server on a diffrent port like port 26 for example.

i will be very greatfull for any help but please dont sjest changing ISP as i cant! long story but if you live in hull (England) you will know why!
Old 11-14-2004, 09:10 AM   #2
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
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Why dont you mail your ISP and request that the port be unblocked or have your account transfered from pop3 mail to SMTP.

My own ISP, (also UK & English based) offers this service free of charge so I dont see why others would charge to do it.
Old 11-14-2004, 09:25 AM   #3
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i live in hull, and we have our own telephone company called Kingston comuniations, they are a lot like microsoft! because if you live in hull they will not allow you to have a diffrent ISP or have BT as your phone provider. not only this but the help line is usless i usualy tell them what to do as they dont ever have a clue of what to do, when i do e-mail them i get a e-mail back that has noting to do with the one i sent them! when i ask why they have blocked port 25 they say they havent but when i ask them to unblock it they refuse to unblock it and say it is a security risk.

all in all i hate my isp for those reasons and a hell of a lot others to, that is what i ment that anybody who lives in Hull will understand!

thanks any way but with my ISP i dont stand a chance


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