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Old 12-23-2003, 01:48 PM   #1
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port 25 for both incomming and outgonig mail?


does mta like qmail use port 25 for both incomming and out going email? or it it only for incomming?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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Port 25 is used for sending mail... usually if your using pop email or the likes, its going to use port 110, etc.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 02:23 PM   #3
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Unless you are talking about a mail server, in which case incomming SMTP transfers (the server accepting mail) will also happen over port 25.

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Old 12-23-2003, 02:30 PM   #4
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Unless you are talking about a mail server, in which case incomming SMTP transfers (the server accepting mail) will also happen over port 25.

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Yeah, I meant that by my statement as well. But since he mentioned 'incoming' mail, to me that means mail he is downloading or recieving..
 
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We don't want excuses Tk

I'll get my coat

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Old 12-23-2003, 03:37 PM   #6
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oh oops.. I wasnt being clear... I was refering to email server.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 04:35 AM   #7
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See told you TK!

In which case if its only a server that is used to relay mails via SMTP then just port 25 will be used for incomming/outgoing mail. If the same server allows users to collect their mail via POP/IMAP then other ports will be used when user's collect mail.

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