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Old 02-24-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
robbfen
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Mail server and ISP


Hello,

I have been setting up sendmail and trying to get it working. I was able to send mail out but incoming mail would not come in. I tried everything then thought I wonder if my ISP is blocking port 25. So I called them and asked about there business account and they said you can use mail and port 25 is not blocked meaning it is for me now because I am a basic account. Is there a way around this, lets say by configuring sendmail for a high port like 26000 gaming port and will then find out or notice with relatively low traffic.

Thanks!

Robb
 
Old 02-24-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
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No, you are kind of stuck. You have to use 25. That is what other email programs look for when they mail somebody. There aren't "alternate ports" or anything like that. If I were to email you, my server would try to communicate with port 25. If that is not open then it will stop trying.

Did they explicitly tell you port 25 is blocked? Are you sure your configuration is correct?
 
Old 02-24-2004, 05:03 PM   #3
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Ya they told me 25 was blocked. My ISP just implemented it not to long ago and say you have to have a business account to have it unblocked. This is only imcoming though, the smtp outgoing mail is allowed to go out. I guess they were having problems with people abusing the bandwidth with non-business accounts. Thanks for the pointer, guess I am stuck for now till I can afford a business account, about 150.00 a month.

Thanks!

Robb
 
Old 02-24-2004, 09:10 PM   #4
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There are a couple of sites that will do e-mail forwarding to you on alternative ports. i.e. that site will receive mail for you on port 25, then forward it to you on some other port (to get around your ISP's blockade).

I think www.dyndns.org has one of those services, if I remember correctly.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 09:58 PM   #5
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OK cool

Thanks chort,

I had a friend tell me something like this a while ago but couldn't remember what he was talking about. I will go there and check it out.

Appreciated!

Robb
 
  


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